List of Operators News Articles

Telstra to Close GSM Network by End of 2016
Telstra has confirmed, via a blog post, that it plans to close down its GSM mobile network. more

WOW! to Provide Fiber Backhaul for Hundreds of Towers in Chicago
WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider, says that it has been selected by multiple unnamed mobile network operators to provide fiber backhaul for more than 500 cell towers in Chicago more

Kenya's Safaricom Wins $170 Million Government Communications Contract
Kenya's Safaricom has been granted a controversial security infrastructure contract after a Parliamentary committee approved the contract. more

Nokia Networks trials LTE for national TV broadcasting
Nokia Networks says that it has started working with a range of partners in the world's first field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum. more

Nokia Networks Upgrading Idea Cellular Infrastructure
Nokia Networks is reported to have won a three year contract from India's Idea Cellular to replace its entire GSM and 3G networks. more

Bharti Airtel Signs Up 300 Million Customers
Bharti Airtel says that it has crossed the 300 million customers mark across its operations. The milestone includes customers across mobile, fixed line & DSL, and DTH services. more

Vodafone UK launches national programme focused on rural notspots
Vodafone UK has launched a national programme giving up to 100 rural communities across the country the opportunity to apply for mobile access. more

Mexico Expected to See Two New Mobile Networks
The Mexican telecoms market will receive two new mobile operators, and one of them will be European, a Mexican trade group, Canieti has predicted. more

India's Indus Towers to Double Tower Deployment Rate
India's largest tower operating company, Indus Towers expects to deploy around 2,000 towers per year over the next few years to meet demand from its mobile network operator tenants. more

Huawei Collaborates with Vodafone for LTE Broadcast Trials
Huawei says that it worked with Vodafone Germany to provide an eLTE-based broadband communications network to enable video transmission and live video broadcasting during a recent German sporting event. more

Telefonica Sings Up 250 Partners to M2M Programme
Telefonica says that over 250 partners have now joined its M2M Global Partner Programme, exceeding the Programme's target of 250 partners by the end of 2014, more

14 short stories about the mobile networks
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks. more

Verizon to Start Throttling 4G Data Speeds for Heavy Users
USA based Verizon Wireless is to start throttling the download speeds of some of its heaviest LTE traffic customers. more

Digicel Outlines Fiji Network Upgrade Plans
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks. more

Globecomm Launches Worldwide MVNO Services
Satellite communications operator, Globecomm has launched its own MVNO services. more

Huawei Shows Off LTE Technology at Kenyan Roadshow
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
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