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Digicel Outlines Fiji Network Upgrade Plans
July 25th 2014 - 00:05 GMT
Digicel Fiji has announced plans to spend FJ$70 million expanding and upgrading its mobile data network - this being the most significant investment since the operator launched in 2008. ...more

Nokia Networks Wins Spanish Upgrade Contract
July 24th 2014 - 23:45 GMT
Spain's Telefonica has awarded a network upgrade contract to Nokia Networks as a key supplier for radio access equipment and professio...more

Optus Launches LTE Using 700Mhz Spectrum
July 24th 2014 - 23:20 GMT
Australia's Optus is turning on its first commercial 4G 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth business districts. ...more

SingTel to Offer Commercial 300Mbps 4G Service
July 24th 2014 - 01:55 GMT
Singapore based SingTel says that it is the first mobile operator in the world to offer a 4G service capable of reaching theoretical 300Mbps download speeds, ...more

Ericsson Supplies LTE Network to Costa Rica
July 24th 2014 - 00:20 GMT
Ericsson says that it had been selected by Claro as the sole supplier of the operator's LTE network in Costa Rica....more

Airtel Plans $80 Million Worth of Upgrades in Zambia
July 23rd 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Bharti Airtel's Zambian subsidiary expects to invest around US$80 million over the next 12 months expanding its network coverage and deploying LTE upgrades....more

Jordan's Zain to Share Military Towers
July 23rd 2014 - 15:20 GMT
Jordan's Zain says that it has signed an agreement with the military's Special Communications commission which entails site co-location and sharing of tower assets....more

Telstra to Switch on LTE-A Services Shortly
July 21st 2014 - 11:50 GMT
Australia's Telstra has announced that it will switch on LTE-A services using its 700Mhz spectrum in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith within the next few weeks....more

Vodafone Signs Fibre Network Sharing Deal with Portugal Telecom
July 21st 2014 - 11:25 GMT
Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fibre networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal....more

Viber Evades VoiP Block in Jamaica
July 17th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Voip based OTT provider, Viber appears to have secured a bypass around a service block imposed on it by Jamaica's Digicel last week....more

Kenya's Safaricom Drops Exclusivity Rule for Mobile Money Agents
July 16th 2014 - 03:10 GMT
Kenya's dominant mobile network, Safaricom has dropped a rule that barred its mobile money agents from working with other mobile networks....more

Ugandan Networks Seeker Tougher Penalties for Cable Theft
July 16th 2014 - 02:30 GMT
Ugandan mobile networks are calling on the government to increase penalties imposed on people convicted of stealing telecoms infrastructure....more

IQmetrix Launches New Sprint Carrier Integration
July 16th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
iQmetrix, which provides point of sale services to independent wireless retailers says that it has completed a new Sprint Carrier Integration for its RQ Retail Management system....more

11 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks
July 15th 2014 - 22:50 GMT
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks....more

Globecomm Launches Worldwide MVNO Services
July 15th 2014 - 02:45 GMT
Satellite communications operator, Globecomm has launched its own MVNO services....more

Huawei Shows Off LTE Technology at Kenyan Roadshow
July 15th 2014 - 02:15 GMT
Huawei says that it is preparing to deploy an LTE network in Kenya for a so-far unnamed mobile network operator....more

MyRepublic Aims to Be Singapore's 4th Mobile Network
July 14th 2014 - 03:00 GMT
Singapore based ISP, MyRepublic has indicated that it aims to become the country's fourth mobile network operator, and has been fund raising for the investment....more

Alcatel-Lucent Accredited As Supplier of Small Cells to Vodafone
July 14th 2014 - 00:45 GMT
Alcatel-Lucent says that it has been selected by Vodafone Group as a Supplier of Reference for LTE metro cells with integrated Wi-Fi capability....more

12 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks
July 13th 2014 - 04:30 GMT
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks....more

ZTE Helps China Telecom Complete Commercial IPv6 Test on 4G Network
July 11th 2014 - 02:50 GMT
ZTE says that it was a supplier to China Telecom during recent testing for IPv6 capabilities on its mobile network in Hunan province, ...more

Vodafone Partners with Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Based Network
July 11th 2014 - 02:35 GMT
Vodafone has announced the formation of a new Partner Market agreement in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands with the local mobile network, Bmobile....more

Globalstar Providing Satellite Comms for the Tour De France
July 11th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Satellite phone provider, Globalstar says that it is providing telecoms services to the Tour de France organisers for the UK leg of the famous bicycle road race....more

Jamaican Networks Block VoIP Based OTT Apps
July 11th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Both of Jamaica's mobile networks, Digicel and Lime have started blocking VoiP based OTT apps....more

Airtel Complains About Higher Mobile Money Charges by Rival Network
July 10th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Kenya's Airtel has confirmed that the country's Competition Authority is investigating a complaint about the pricing of mobile money services....more

America Movil Selects Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Overlay for Its 4G Rollout
July 9th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
America Movil has selected Alcatel-Lucent to rollout a LTE based 4G network in the Dominican Republic....more

Warid Telecom Planning $400 Million Investment in 4G Network
July 9th 2014 - 01:05 GMT
Pakistan's Warid Telecom is expected to spend around US$400 million deploying its new LTE network over the next 12 months, according to a local news report....more

Zimbabwe's Telecel Starts Laying Own Fibre Backhaul Network
July 8th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Zimbabwe's Telecel has started deploying its own fibre cable to increase the capacity of its backhaul network....more

15 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks
July 7th 2014 - 04:10 GMT
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks....more

Zambia's Rural Towers Rollout Completion by October
July 7th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Zambia's telecoms regulator, ZICTA says that it expects to complete the construction of 169 new telecoms towers in rural parts of the country, in October this year....more

10 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks
July 6th 2014 - 02:17 GMT
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks....more

SK Telecom Launches 225Mbps Mobile Data Download Service
July 5th 2014 - 02:25 GMT
South Korea's SK Telecom says that it has upgraded its LTE-A network to support theoretical peak download speeds of up to 225Mbps....more

Huawei to Deploy ELTE Urban Railway Communications System in Ethiopia
July 3rd 2014 - 02:30 GMT
Huawei says that it has been selected as the sole provider of Ethiopia's light rail communication system in the capital city, Addis Ababa...more

Vodafone to Deploy Landline Network Over an Electricity Grid
July 3rd 2014 - 00:10 GMT
Vodafone has signed a deal with Ireland's dominant electricity generator to deploy a landline network based in part over the electricity grid infrastructure....more

Globe Telecom Adding Backup Power Supplies Ahead of Natural Disasters
July 2nd 2014 - 02:30 GMT
Philippines based Globe Telecom says that it is rolling out fuel cell systems that can provide back-up power solution in cell cites identified as most critical to ensure delivery of telecoms services during crisis situations...more

T-Mobile Accused of Earning Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From Unauthorised Charges
July 2nd 2014 - 00:15 GMT
T-Mobile USA has been accused of earning \"hundreds of millions\" of dollars by placing charges on mobile phone bills for premium SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were bogus charges that were never authorized by its customers....more

Ericsson Takes Over Managed Services for Two Romanian Networks
July 1st 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Ericsson says that it has signed a seven-year managed services agreement with Romanian operators Romtelecom and Cosmote, both subsidiaries of Greece's OTE....more

Saudi Arabia's Mobily Secures $200 Million Guarantee for Alcatel-Lucent Purchases
July 1st 2014 - 02:30 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Mobily says that it has signed a US$200 million vendor financing agreement with Canada's export credit agency to buy equipment from Alcatel Lucent....more

Nokia Networks Claims Lead As China Mobile's Largest Non-Chinese 4G Network Vendor
June 30th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
Nokia Networks says that it is now the top non-Chinese vendor in the second phase of a significant TD-LTE tender with China Mobile, although it declined to offer any details about the value of the contract....more

New Zealand's 2degrees's Launches 4G Network
June 30th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
New Zealand based mobile network operator, 2degrees says that it has switched on its LTE network, with coverage currently available in Auckland ...more

14 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks
June 29th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks....more