List of Operators News Articles

Vodafone Plans LTE-Advanced Upgrade in the UK
Vodafone UK has announced plans to upgrade its LTE network to support LTE-A with carrier aggregation. more

Ericsson Wins Pakistan LTE Rollout Contract
Pakistan's Warid Telecom has awarded a LTE network rollout contract to Ericsson. more

Ireland's Eircom chooses Ericsson as exclusive LTE vendor
Ericsson says that it has signed a five-year exclusive agreement which sees Ericsson become the sole vendor for Eircom's radio access solutions for LTE, more

Facebook, Ericsson and XL Axiata improve network performance
Network-wide optimization implemented through the joint project delivered up to 70 percent improvement in app coverage. more

UNHCR and Vodafone bring tablet-based learning to people in Dadaab refugee camp
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone's philanthropic arm, have announced a partnership to bring mobile-based education programmes to pupils at 13 schools in one of the world's largest refugee camps. more

Middle East's first Voice over LTE call in commercial network
UAE based mobile network operator, Du has achieved Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality in its live network recently, more

Amtrak Orders On-Board Wi-Fi Coverage
Public transport Wi-Fi provider, Nomad Digital says that it has been selected to provide an on-board Passenger Information solution for the USA's National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, covering its national network of inter-city passenger trains. more

Ericsson Wins LTE Expansion Contract from T-Mobile
Ericsson says that it has won a contract to expand LTE services for T-Mobile USA. more

Flexenclosure Supplying Second Data Centre to MTN Ivory Coast
Prefabricated data centre specialist Flexenclosure says that it has received a second large order from MTN Côte d'Ivoire for a customised eCentre. more

Zamtel and NEC agree on microwave backbone and access project
Zamtel and NEC have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity across Zambia. more

Huawei wins five-year managed services contract with MTN Group
Huawei says it has been awarded a five-year managed services contract with MTN Group. more

ZTE and E-Plus on the Road to Voice-over-LTE
ZTE and Germany's E-Plus have announced that they are cooperating on the deployment of an IMS (IP multimedia services) based core network infrastructure. more

Three Ireland Starts Cutting Staff Following O2 Takeover
Three Ireland has started shaking up its staffing needs following the recent takeover of Telefonica O2's local subsidiary. more

Nokia Networks Wins Rwandan LTE Rollout Contract
Nokia Networks says that it has won a contract for an LTE network rollout in Rwanda. more

Zain partners with Huawei to power Internet connectivity for schools
Zain's South Sudan subsidiary and Huawei have teamed-up with UNESCO to provide Internet access to a number of schools in South Sudan powered via Zain base stations. more

Zimbabwe's Telecel Cutting Hundreds of Contract Workers
Zimbabwe's Telecel is cutting hundreds of jobs as part of a cost cutting measure. The job cuts are focused on contract workers, most of whom were working on the rollout of Telecash. more

Irish Networks Sign Infrastructure Sharing Agreement
Two Irish mobile networks, Three and Eircom have signed a new network sharing agreement, fulfilling one of the commitments Three entered into as part of receiving approval for its acquisition of O2 in Ireland. more

Nokia Networks Wins Spanish GSM-R Deployment Contract
Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Spain's state-owned railway infrastructure manager, is expanding and modernizing its GSM-R infrastructure. more

Telstra Testing LTE Using the 700Mhz Bands
Australia's Telstra says that it has secured early access to the 700 MHz spectrum for commercial trials starting in mid September. more

Telstra and Telkom Indonesia sign joint venture
Australia's Telstra and Telkom Indonesia have signed a joint venture agreement to provide Network Application and Services to companies operating in Indonesia. more

ZTE Wins Slovak LTE Rollout Contract
ZTE says that it has signed a contract with Slovak operator Swan for a nationwide LTE network project. more

Nokia Networks Wins Irish Network Upgrade Contract
Hutchison Whampoa's Irish mobile network subsidiary, Three has selected Nokia Networks to upgrade its network and plan integration works with recently acquired O2 Ireland. more

Bell Canada Increases LTE Download Speeds to Hit 150Mbps
Bell Canada says that it has increased 4G LTE network speeds up to 45%. Bell LTE download speeds have increased from 75Mbps to 110 Mbps, with speed as high as 150 Mbps available in some locations. more

ZTE Wins Romanian LTE Contract
ZTE says that it has has won a wireless project contract from Cosmote Romania to transform its existing 2G/3G network and build a new LTE network in southern Romania. more

EMT Launches LTE-A in Estonia
Estonia's EMT has announced the launch of LTE-A services, offering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300Mbps. more

Hrvatski Telekom to Cut 160 Jobs Due to Weak Local Telecoms Market
Croatia's Hrvatski Telekom has announced that it is making around 160 staff redundant as part of a cost-cutting exercise. more

Ooredoo Reaches Milestone of 1 Million Customers in Myanmar
Ooredoo says that it has already broken through the one million customer milestone in its newest market of Myanmar, less than three weeks after going live with its services. more

Football supporters boost Brazil's roaming traffic
BICS, a global provider of international connectivity and interoperability services, has reported operators in Brazil saw a spike of 400% in the use of roaming services in Brazil during June and July. more

Huawei and China Telecom Realize Pre-Commercial Use of the World's First LTE eMBMS
Huawei and China Telecom have jointly announced that pre-commercial use of the world's first LTE-based evolved multimedia broadcast/multicast service (eMBMS) has been deployed for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games more

Bharti Airtel to Deploy Mobile Mobile Services Across Africa
Bharti Airtel is to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across its 17 operating companies in Africa. more