15 Short Stories About the Mobile Networks

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Australian MVNO Virgin Mobile has switched on LTE access for its customers. The company rents capacity from Optus.

UK's O2 has ordered a bandwidth monitoring tool from OptiWi-Fi to monitor its Wi-Fi hotspots.

Spain's Telefonica says that it will provide LTE roaming services during the MWC in Barcelona.

Lebanon's Alfa says that it has carried out tests of VoLTE services on its live network.

USA's Verizon Wireless is deploying an unspecified number of Alcatel-Lucent supplied small cells.

Bolivia's Entel is reported by local media to be planning an LTE service launch in April.

Guernsey's Sure has ordered software from Jinny Software, comprising domestic & wholesale SMSC replacements, an upgrade to the existing Jinny MMSC and a Business Reporting Suite.

Benin's Moov has launched a HSPA+ based 3G service in the capital city, Cotonau.

Japan's SoftBank Mobile has joined the regional roaming trade group, the Bridge Alliance.

Uruguays' Antel says that its LTE network now covers 70% of the population.

Germany's E-Plus says that that it will launch its LTE network in March.

Honduras' Tigo has started blocking mobile phones detected to be operating inside prisons.

Armenia's Armentel has scrapped expiry dates on prepay topups, but will now close accounts if no top-up is made with 6 months, regardless of the outstanding balance.

Kazakhstan's Kazakhtelecom has launched its own Wi-Fi hotspot network.

Czech Republic's Vodafone is expanding its 900Mhz based LTE network to new locations this week.

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