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Hutchison 3G Ireland Awards Satellite Based Broadband Contract

Avanti Communications, a broadband satellite operator, says that it has been awarded a contract by Hutchison 3G Ireland to supply them with broadband internet access under the Irish Government's National Broadband Scheme. more

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Tower Sharing Could Save $8 Billion Over 5 Years in MEA Region

Delta Partners has published a white paper about the potential of network sharing in the MEA region, which notes that there are currently over 200,000 mobile network towers in operation across the Middle East and Africa, more

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Active RAN Sharing Could Save Operators $60 Billion

A new study from ABI Research finds that the worldwide combined OPEX and CAPEX savings from active infrastructure sharing could amount to as much as $60 billion over the next five year period. more

Related Tags: t-mobile, 3g, base-station, vodafone, o2, lte, abi-research, capex, telenor, 3, backhaul, tele2, infrastructure-sharing, opex, tower, antenna, telia, network-sharing

EU Moves Closer to Approving 3G at 900Mhz

The decision by the European Parliament to accept the amendment of the GSM Directive to allow UMTS (WCDMA-HSPA) technology to be deployed in the 900 MHz band has been welcomed by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). more

Related Tags: asia-pacific, 3g, wcdma, mts, cdma, hspa, iden, mobile-broadband, european-union, gsm, gsa, umts, union, wave, global-mobile, parliament, european-parliament

148 Million Mobile Data Roaming Subscribers This Year

Travellers have long been familiar with the roaming services available for cellular voice calls. Now that 3G networks are widely deployed, similar roaming functions are being made available for data services including MMS and mobile Internet access. more

Related Tags: 3g, sim, mms, mobile-data, roaming, driving, abi-research

India welcomes MVNOs

On Monday, the Indian government finally gave the go-ahead for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to enter the market. This follows a recommendation back in August 2008 from India's regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. more

Related Tags: 3g, sim, mvno, ovum, compete, trai, 3g-licence, lebara, target, auction, India

High-speed internet access needed to revitalise Europe's rural regions

Connecting the 30% of the EU's rural population that has no high speed internet access should be a priority for achieving "broadband for all" by 2010, the European Commission said today. more

Related Tags: european-commission, viviane-reding, parliament, european-parliament

Monitise Gets Mobile Banking Grant to Expand in East Africa

UK based Mobile Banking provider, Monitise says that it has been awarded US$1.5 million by the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to help fund the launch of its mobile banking and payments service in East Africa. more

Related Tags: mobile-banking, monitise, africa, Uganda

Ofcom Outlines Revised Plans for 900Mhz Spectrum

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom has revised its plans to liberalise the management of the radio spectrum - which is says will offer faster and more reliable wireless broadband services. more

Related Tags: 3g, ict, vodafone, o2, mobile-broadband, ofcom, radio-spectrum, wireless-broadband, auction, 2g, UK

Europe to Boost Rural Broadband Internet Access

The European Commission says that it is earmarking 1 billion (US$1.3 billion) to achieve 100 % high-speed internet coverage for all European citizens by 2010 as part of the European Economic Recovery Plan.  more

Related Tags: nokia, european-commission, alcatel-lucent, ericsson, satellite, oecd, television, eu27

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