Solomon Telekom expands mobile network (Solomon Islands)

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Solomon Telekom (Our Telekom) has expanded its mobile network. The company brought services to 32 new rural communities over the past year, bringing the total to 63 mobile sites across the country. The companys’ sales teams are travelling to the communities in the coming months to officially launch the services.  

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Telekom upgrades network in Geisenhausen (Germany)

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Telekom Deutschland has upgraded its UMTS network with HSPA+ technology in Geisenhausen (Bavaria). Following the upgrade, all households in the municipality will now be able to access internet with maximum download speed of 21.6 Mbps. The upgrade is a part of Telekom’s strategy to upgrade/expand its DSL and mobile network to offer broadband in rural areas, where currently no broadband …

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Huawei to offer free mobile network to London underground system

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Huawei Technologies is bidding to provide a mobile network for the London underground system in time for the 2012 Olympics. According to sources, this offer, worth around US$80 million is being  made from the former Olympic nation to the new one. There have been attempts to deploy a network for mobile phones in the Underground for almost a decade but …

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Uninor offers ‘Cricket Unlimited’ service (India)

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Uninor has launched ‘Cricket Unlimited’ service for cricket enthusiasts  this  season. Cricket Unlimited is a voice based application which will allow subscribers to listen to and browse cricket content via the mobile network. The service is available across all handsets. To subscribe to the ‘Cricket Unlimited’ service, a Uninor customer needs to dial the toll free number and request for …

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Natcom mobile network completes first international voice call (Haiti)

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Vietnamese telco Viettel has revealed that its subsidiary in Haiti, National Telecom (Natcom) successfully completed its first international voice calls over its new Haitian mobile network so far with five active base stations with ‘international standard quality’ connectivity demonstrated in a link-up with Vietnam in late December 2010. The news came less than four months after work began on launching …

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Asiacell to extend mobile network in 2011 (Iraq)

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Iraqi mobile operator Asiacell Communications, a group including Asiacell Iraq (30%), Qatar Telecom (Qtel, 30%) and investment group Merchant Bridge (40%), has signed a network expansion agreements with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Ericsson, as it is planning to expand its service footprint in the country. According to the cellco’s Chief Technical and IT officer, Patson Anius, the supply contracts …

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PTA suspends Braintel license over VoIP platform (Pakistan)

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The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has announced the postponement of Braintel’s license with immediate effect. This move is taken as the regulator was claiming that the telco had been developing a VoIP platform, providing network access and switching services to customers beyond Lahore. According to reports, the PTA has directed long-distance, WiLL and mobile network operators to suspend all telecoms …

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Thai Operators to Launch MNP in December

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­Thailand’s mobile network operators have confirmed that they will launch the delayed mobile number portability (MNP) service before the end of the year, but only in the capital city, Bangkok. According to Suranan Wongvithayakamjorn, a commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the service will be available only in some service centres of the telecom operators. Therefore, during the initial …

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Zain Malawi gets 3G Licence.

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MACRA has awarded a 3G licence to Zain Malawi, which is expected to enhance high-speed wireless internet access. Zain marketing director, Enwell Kadango confirmed that discussions that started between the company and MACRA since 2006 has finally borne fruit as its licence conditions have now been changed. 3G is the telecommunication hardware standard and general technology for the mobile networking …

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Nextel Chile and VTR win 3G spectrum

Editor Mobile  After winning 60MHz of the 3G spectrum in a closed tender, Nextel Chile has announced that it will invest USD300 million in the mobile network. VTR, a local cableco, an arm of Liberty Global and Nextel both submitted bids for three bands of 30MHz of 3G wireless spectrum. Nextel, offering USD14.6 million for the two bands was the highest …

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