List of Operators News Articles

Halotel Expanding Coverage to 1,800 Villages
Tanzania's newish mobile network operator, Viettel (which trades as Halotel) has outlined plans to expand its network into 1,800 villages by the end of this October. more

America Movil Cutting Network Capex by 20 Percent
Latin America's America Movil plans to cut its network investment by at least 20 percent during 2016. more

Omantel Wins Khazzan Gas Field Telecoms Contract
Oman based Omantel has won a contract from NP Oman to deploy a mobile telecoms network for the Khazzan Gas Project. more

Telstra Suffers Nationwide Network Outage
Australia's Telstra suffered a nationwide outage which took down its mobile network across the country for around four hours. more

AIS Secures 2G Roaming Deal with Rival Network
Thailand's AIS says that it has secured a national roaming agreement to let its remaining GSM customers roaming onto DTAC's network. more

Celcom Axiata to Boost Investment to Offset Spectrum Loses
Malaysia's Celcom Axiata is expected to spend an additional RM1bil to RM2bil (US$230 million-US$465 million) on network upgrades over the next 10 years. more

Google Balloon Internet to Launch in Sri Lanka Next Month
The Sri Lankan government has said that it plans to buy a 25 percent stake in the local arm of Google's Project Loon to deliver internet connectivity via balloons. more

Three UK Deploys Polystar's Solutions to Monitor VoLTE Service
Three UK has selected Polystar's Network and Customer Insight solutions to deliver monitoring and reporting capabilities for its new Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. more

Telefónica Deutschland Ditching Base and E-Plus Brands
Germany's Telefonica Deutschland has announced that it will be phasing out the Base and E-Plus brandnames it acquired in favour of its own O2 brandname. more

Huawei and TDC Group to upgrade the broadband network to 1Gbps
Huawei announced that it is partnering with TDC Group (Tele Danmark Communications) to upgrade TDC's coaxial network so that it can deliver broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps. more

Court Grants Motion By Nonprofits And Sprint To Extend WiMAX Service
A Massachusetts state court has granted a joint motion to extend a preliminary injunction that prevented Sprint from shutting down its WiMAX network. more

Myanmar's MPT Boosting 3G Coverage
Myanmar's state-owned mobile network operator, the MPT has said that it will expand its 3G network to reach 90 percent of the country's population by the end of this month. more

Vodafone Scraps Roaming Fees in Australasia
Vodafone Australia has announced that it is scrapping the AU$5 per day roaming charge it currently imposes on Australians visiting New Zealand. more

KT, Nokia conduct world's first eMTC field trial on LTE network
Korea Telecom (KT) and Nokia recently conducted the industry's first eMTC field trial. more

Robi Axiata in Bangladesh to upgrade 2G and expand 3G networks with Ericsson
Ericsson has signed a three year contract with Bangladesh's Robi Axiata to upgrade 2G/GSM sites in the Chittagong and Comilla regions. more

Batelco De3ploys Ericsson Supplied LTE Air Site
Bahrain's Batelco has announced the deployment of the first LTE Air site in the region in collaboration with Ericsson. more

Nepal's Ncell Facing Fuel Shortages for Operations
Nepal's Ncell has warned that it is facing fuel shortages that could see some of its data-centres shut-down, affecting its telecoms networks. more

4G Coverage Expanded on Chicago Railways
The USA's Chicago Transit Authority has announced that the entire subway system on the Red and Blue lines now has 4G wireless service coverage, more

Ericsson and Zain present proof of concept for Network Functions Virtualization
Ericsson and Zain Group have announced the Middle East's first demonstration of proof of concept for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). more

Orascom Telecom May Pull Out of North Korea
Egypt based Orascom Telecom is reportedly considering pulling out of its North Korean subsidiary following a dispute about remitting profits from the company. more

Verizon Lures Customers with $650 Sign-Up Incentive
USA based Verizon Wireless has stepped up the country's increasingly fierce price-war by offering to refund up to US$650 in termination fees if a customer switches to its network. more

Ooredoo Qatar and Nokia Networks boost network up to 375 Mbps
Ooredoo Qatar and Nokia Networks have announced the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) three-band carrier aggregation technology on the Ooredoo Supernet. more

Turkcell Reaches 1.2Gbps with 5 Carrier Aggregation in 4.5G Demo
Aggregating 5 carriers in a demo carried out on Friday in its Istanbul headquarters, Turkcell reached mobile broadband speeds of 1.2Gbps on 4.5G. more

MTS and Ericsson to Trial 5G in Russia
Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Ericsson have signed a cooperation agreement on the research and deployment of 5G networks in Russia. more

Syniverse Extends End-to-End LTE Roaming Reach for Ooredoo Oman
Syniverse has announced a new agreement to enable Ooredoo Oman to extend its LTE roaming reach by leveraging Syniverse's IPX Network Solution and Diameter Signaling Service. more

MTS and VimpelCom to Share LTE Radio Spectrum
Two of Russia's largest mobile network operators, MTS and VimpelCom has expanded an agreement to jointly build a LTE network. more

Ericsson Renews UK Managed Services Contract
MBNL, a joint venture between Three UK and EE, has renewed and expanded its managed services agreements with Ericsson for a further three years. more

Batelco and Airtel Sign Network Deal
Bahrain's Batelco says that it has signed an agreement with India based Bharti Airtel, which appears to cover network sharing deals. more

Syniverse Expands Global Data Roaming Reach for India's BSNL
Syniverse has signed a multiyear agreement with India's BSNL to expand its global data roaming capability through the Syniverse GRX Network Solution, INPack. more

TIM selects Nokia Networks for small cells and 3G/4G rollout
TIM Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of Telecom Italia Mobile, has selected Nokia Networks to modernize and expand its 3G and 4G LTE networks in 17 states more