Rostelecom expands network in Russian Federation

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Russian national operator Rostelecom has expanded the coverage of its ETTH fibre network in the Volgograd region. Over 40,000 households have been covered by the network in city of Volgograd, as well as in the cities and towns of Volzhskiy, Kamyshin, Mikhaylovka, Kotovo, Zhirnovsk, Nikolayevsk, Pallasovka, Gorodishche, Petrov-Val, Sredneakhtubinsk, Leninsk, Frolovo and others. The operator is continueing with its network …

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GSMA says Mobile mergers good for consumers

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More mergers in the European mobile industry could lead to benefits for consumers, according to a report by Frontier Economies for the industry group GSMA. The report was developed in response to recent debate on the effect of consolidation on European mobile market performance. The report examines how the impact of mergers can ultimately lead to consumer benefits such as …

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Ericsson bags over $1 billion deal to manage network of Reliance Communications (India)

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Ericsson has bagged a seven-year deal, likely worth more than $1 billion, to manage the network of Reliance Communications across 11 service areas, making the Swedish telecom gear maker the only service provider to manage the pan-India network of a mobile phone operator. The latest deal – covering circles in east and south which was till now being managed by …

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Zayo Group acquires IdeaTek network

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Zayo Group, a subsidiary of Zayo Group Holdings, an international provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, has signed an agreement to acquire the carrier an enterprise segment of Buhler, Kansas-based IdeaTek Systems. IdeaTek will retain its residential and small-commercial divisions, and will continue to operate under the name IdeaTek Telecom. The IdeaTek transaction will be funded with cash on hand and …

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Nokia raises margin target, warns of new competition in networks

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Finnish vendor says its Networks business will grow faster than the ‘flattish’ market; announces return of its brand to consumer space. Nokia on Friday raised the margin guidance for its Networks business for 2015 and beyond, explaining that it expects the unit to grow faster than the market as a whole. But company CEO Rajeev Suri warned that while the …

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Czech network sharing dialogue between O2, T-Mobile & Vodafone (Czech Republic)

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According to a press released issued by Vodafone Czech Republic on its website, it intends that it intends to participate in three-way discussions on possible sharing and consolidation of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks with rival Czech mobile operators T-Mobile and O2. The UK-backed operator indicated that analysis of potential business model of network sharing/consolidation will be conducted by …

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ZTE develops dynamic mesh network for 5G

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ZTE unveiled details of a new 5G access network architecture based on dynamic mesh networking and IP backhaul. The move comes despite no formal industry definition of 5G being anywhere near confirmed. ZTE stated in a release that there could be many types of base station including UDN [user densification network], massive MIMO [multiple-input multiple-output], traditional macro, and D2D, in …

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‘Prima Svja’ promotion plan by Mtel (Bulgaria)

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Mtel, the Bulgarian operator has recently introduced a new promotion plan named ‘Prima Svja’ (Prima World), for the prepaid customers receive competitive prices for calls within Bulgaria and abroad. The promotion allows calls to 32 countries at attractive prices. The package costs BGN 6 and includes 20 minutes and 20 SMS to national networks in the country and a further 32 countries …

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Latin America to reach 371 mln internet users in 2018- study

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According to US networking firm Cisco, Latin America is forecasted to reach 371 million total internet users in 2018, up from 235 million in 2013. The region is also expected to reach 1.7 billion networked devices in 2018, up from 1.1 billion last year. Latin America will have a total of 2.6 networked devices per capita in 2018, up compared 1.7 …

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Carphone Warehouse to become Irish MVNO following Hutch deal (Ireland)

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Phone retailer Carphone Warehouse (CPW) has signed an agreement with Hutchison Whampoa to offer a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the Republic over the network of the Hong Kong firm Irish operation, H3G Ireland (3 Ireland). Local press report that having finalized the deal, an official announcement is expected next week. According to The Irish Times, CPW which …

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