Ericsson wins 5-year contract extension from TeliaSonera

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Ericsson said TeliaSonera has renewed and expanded their 2010 contract and Ericsson will now perform field operation services for Telia’s fixed and mobile networks in parts of Sweden. Through the five-year contract extension, Ericsson will expand its footprint into eight new regions in the Nordics, which corresponds to a growth of 200%. The field services for fixed and mobile networks …

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Telia Denmark says mobile data traffic rises 60% in 2014

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Telia Denmark said data usage on its mobile network rose by 60% in 2014, with rising use of streaming services in particular placing demands on capacity. The operator said it has doubled 4G speeds on most of its grids last year. It activated 471 new masts in 2014, 74% of the for LTE, as reported by sources. In 2015, Telia …

EditorTelia Denmark says mobile data traffic rises 60% in 2014

Iusacell may offer triple play services in the future – AT&T

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Mexican mobile telephony operator Iusacell may offer triple play services in the local market in the future, as reported by El Financiero, citing AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. The executive affirmed the telco may launch triple play through an alliance with Televisa. However, Stephenson said that Iusacell’s priority will be the deployment of its mobile network across the country. In November …

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Integration of Yu customers completed by Airtel Kenya

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Airtel Kenya stated it has successfully integrated Yu customers into its network. The process, which started in August 2014, has seen the 2.55 million Yu customers successfully integrated into the Airtel network. Airtel stated it has consolidated its position as the second largest mobile operator in Kenya with a combined customer base of over 8 million and a 26.6% customer market share, …

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German mobile providers criticise 700 MHz auction plans

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Telefonica Deutschland and new competitors Airdata and Liquid Broadcast have criticised the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) for its course of action regarding the auction of 700 MHz frequencies as part of Digital Dividend II, according to private broadcasting association VPRT. They reproach the BNetzA for supporting a sealing-off of the market and for only focusing on the financial return from …

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Telefonica calls for Brazil network tax breaks to continue

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The president of Telefonica Vivo, Antonio Carlos Valente, said that the Brazilian telecommunications industry wants the tax breaks for building networks given by the government in recent years to continue, as reported by news agency Estadao. Speaking after a meeting with the Minister of Communications, Valente said that the exemptions, which have been in force for the past two years, were …

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Virgin Mobile Chile ends Q3 with market share of 0.9%

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According to sector’s regulator Subtel, MVNO Virgin Mobile ended Q3 2014 with a market share of 0.9 percent in the Chilean mobile telephony market. According to previous reports, the MVNO was expecting to reach 300,000 subscribers in Chile by the end of 2014. Virgin Mobile had launched operations in Chile on 12 April 2012. The firm offers mobile services in …

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Telecom Italia activates FTTC, 4G services (Italy)

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Telecom Italia has announced that Catania on the southern island of Sicily has become one of the first cities in Italy to boast a fully operational fibre-optic and 4G network following a EUR 8 million investment. The operator used new non-invasive, low-impact digging techniques to roll out around 280 km of fibre-optic cables connecting 700 street cabinets. Around 102,000 households …

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Swisscom launches Mobile Voice Recording managed service

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Swisscom launched its Mobile Voice Recording managed service. This enables financial service providers in particular to record and securely store mobile phone calls, SMS and connection information, and therefore also comply with the requirements set out by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA. Mobile Voice Recording (MVR) records mobile phone calls, logs SMS and connection information and archives them …

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Over 54 million festive SMS/MMS sent in Serbia

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More than 54 million SMS/MMS messages were exchanged on New Year’s Eve by customers of Serbian mobile operators mt:s, Telenor and Vip Mobile, as reported by news agency Tanjug. More than 27 million messages were exchanged on the mt:s network from 31 December 2014 at 20:00 hours to 1 January 2015 at 11:00 hours. A total of 11.94 million SMS and …

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