13 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks

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Australia's Optus has started deploying Jasper Wireless provided M2M services.

Thailand's True has confirmed that it will launch an LTE network this April based on the 2.1Ghz spectrum it secured in a recent "3g license" auction.

Italy's Telecom Italia has started selling embedded SIM cards supplied by Oberther Technologies.

Portugal's Optimus is to test out a mobile marketing service known as a "clientless browser toolbar" provided by Openwave Mobility.

Italy's Wind is to offer Mastercard mobile payment services for its prepay customers later this year - as part of a deal with Wind's parent company, VimpelCom.

Japan's KDDI has ordered an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) from Ericsson. It is also using Gemalto supplied services for an NFC trial.

Hungary's Telenor has deployed a ZTE supplied LTE network in 76 towns by refarming their existing 1800Mhz spectrum.

Czech Republic's T-Mobile has ordered converged IMS core and the Application Servers from Mavenir Systems.

India's Bharti Airtel has started offering Opera Web Pass, enabling customers to subscribe to pay-as-you-go services for their Airtel mobile phones.

France's SFR has contracted Cisco to upgrade its mobile internet network.

Sri Lanka's Etisalat has awarded a LTE deployment contract to Alcatel-Lucent.

Greece's Vodafone has launched its first Wi-Fi Hotspot device (Mi-Fi) that backhauls traffic over the LTE network.

Germany's O2 has announced that its LTE network will switch on in Munich and Berlin at the end of next month.­

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