List of Operators News Articles

Saft Wins Additional Orders from Reliance Jio for Base Station Battery Back-Ups
Saft says that it has received additional orders for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems worth over €20 million from Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL). more

C Spire leaps forward with latest boost in 4G network performance
USA based C Spire says that it that it has doubled the bandwidth and power throughout much of its 4G LTE+ network. more

Deutsche Telekom Expands its Brandname into Albania
The Albanian Mobile Telecommunications company (AMC) has been rebranded as Telekom Albania by its majority shareholder, Deutsche Telekom. more

NEC deploys 176km microwave link between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe
NEC has installed a microwave radio link between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, providing twenty 2Mbps channels for GSM communications more

IFC Invests in Africell to Expand Telecommunications in Africa
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that it will invest $35 million in telecom operator, Africell, to support the expansion and upgrade of mobile networks in Gambia, the DRC, Sierra Leone and Uganda. more

Cambodian Network Launches LTE Service
Cambodia based mobile network operator, Seatel has launched its 4G network, a year after the Chinese owned company started building its network in the country. more

Bharti Airtel Expands LTE Coverage to 4 Additional Cities
Bharti Airtel has rolled out LTE trials in four cities on Friday, a company statement said. more

Nokia Networks to become largest GSM-R supplier for Deutsche Bahn
DB Netz AG, the rail infrastructure company of Deutsche Bahn AG, has awarded Nokia Networks an 8-year deal to modernize its GSM-R network in southern Germany. more

Huawei, Shanghai Shendi Group, general agent of Disney China, and China Unicom Shanghai have signed the first global 4.5G network strategic cooperation agreement, more

Nokia Networks Uses Drones to Test Mobile Network
Nokia Networks and UAE based Du have used drones carrying smartphones with network testing applications to analyze Du's network. more

Syniverse Establishes LTE Roaming for Saudi Telecom Company
Syniverse has announced an agreement to enable Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to launch LTE roaming via its IPX Network Solution. more

Telefónica and China Unicom collaborating in joint procurement of smartphones
Telefonica and China Unicom have entered into a collaboration with the purpose of selecting smartphones based on shared specifications, more

MTN Swaziland offers mobile financial services with Ericsson
Ericsson says that MTN Swaziland has deployed Ericsson Converged Wallet, enabling the operator to quickly introduce new mobile financial services. more

Alcatel-Lucent to advance China Mobile and China Unicom's move to the cloud
Alcatel-Lucent says that it has signed frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom to facilitate the transition to dynamic cloud-based networks. more

Nokia Networks inks 4-year deal with Bharti Airtel India for 3G network rollout
To deliver radio and services for Bharti Airtel's 3G network and enhance infrastructure across 8 circles in India. more

Ericsson to support Chunghwa Telecom's LTE expansion
Ericsson has announced an LTE expansion contract with Chunghwa Telecom. more

Nokia Networks Pressures Indian Operator to Complete Order
Nokia Networks is said to have approached the Indian government over a delayed equipment order worth around US$180 million. more

Telstra and Vodafone Win Contracts to Boost Rural Coverage
Australia's federal government has awarded contracts to boost rural coverage and reduce blackspots across the country. more

Digitalk selected by Vodafone UK to support its MVNE business
Vodafone has awarded a supply contract to Digitalk to support its Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) requirements. more

Saudi Arabia's Zain Launches LTE-A Network
Saudi Arabia's Zain and Huawei, have announced the launch of the first commercial LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation in two frequency bands (Band 1 and Band 3) network in the world. more

AT&T to Spend $3 Billion on Mexican Network Upgrades
USA based AT&T has outlined plans to iunvest US$3 billion on network upgrades, at its newly acquired Mexican subsidiaries, Iusacell and Nextel Mexico. more

China Mobile Partners ZTE and Qualcomm on 3-Carrier Aggregation Trial
ZTE says that it is supporting China Mobile in the deployment of 3-Carrier Aggregation 4G LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) service based on CAT 9 devices. more

Ethio Telecom Loses $33 Million to Fraudsters
Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly telecoms operator, Ethio Telecom is reported to have lost around US$33 million to fraudsters. more

Singapore to Shut Down GSM Networks in 2017
Singapore's mobile networks, M1, Singtel and StarHub have announced that they will shut-down 2G services in Singapore with effect from April, 2017. more

Smile Communications selects Ericsson for LTE managed services
Ericsson says that it has signed a 5-year managed services contract for Smile Communications in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo more

Alcatel-Lucent's Motive software selected by Robi to deliver OSS in Bangladesh
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that its OSS software portfolio has been selected by Robi Axiata Limited, one of the leading mobile telecom operators in Bangladesh. more

Umniah Taps Bango for Carrier Billing Service
Jordanian mobile network operator Umniah has chosen Bango Payment Platform to deliver app store carrier billing. more

Cable & Wireless Testing Drone Technology for Post Hurricane Surveillance
As the Caribbean prepares for the upcoming hurricane season, C&W has begun to test drone technology that would help expedite network and connectivity restoration in the aftermath of natural disasters such as a hurricane or a tropical storm. more

Grameenphone Testing GSMA's Mobile Connect Service
Bangladesh based Grameenphone has launched a trial of the Mobile Connect service, a universal mobile-based authentication solution, for 1000 selected users of a classified website. more

UhuruOne Upgrades Wi-Fi Network
Alepo has announced a new partnership with UhuruOne, an internet service provider in Tanzania, to support the growth and evolution of the ISP's prepaid Wi-Fi services in the country. more