Movilnet upgrades networks (Venezuela)

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Venezuelan mobile telephony operator Movilnet has upgraded its GSM, UMTS and EDVO networks in Anzoátegui. The telco has upgraded a total of eight mobile base stations across the state. The operator expects to modernise its mobile network in 27 cities across the country, according to previous reports. Movilnet is fully operated by state-run telecoms operator Cantv, as reported by Telecompaper.

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Verizon still has best mobile network coverage in US

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Verizon had the best mobile network coverage in the US, according to the latest RootMetrics report for the second half of 2014. The operator scored 93.5 out of 100 in overall performance, followed by AT&T with 91.3. Sprint (86.3) took third position from T-Mobile (83.5). Verizon also led the measurements in reliability, speed, data and call performance, while AT&T came …

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Tele2 Kazakhstan revenues lift 12% up in Q4

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Tele2 Kazakhstan mobile end-user service revenues grew by 12% in the fourth quarter to SEK 280 million, from 251 million the year earlier, negatively impacted by devaluation of the local currency and increased competition. Through improved operational scale and lower interconnect levels, EBITDA amounted to SEK 17 million, from a loss the year earlier of 7 million. In the quarter, Tele2 …

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AT&T upgrades network in South Carolina

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More than 60,000 former Alltel wireless customers in South Carolina are seeing a change as AT&T launches service for them. AT&T acquired Alltel’s wireless operations in September 2013. The transaction included subscribers, spectrum and retail and network assets. Since then, AT&T has been upgrading the network to combine the Alltel’s local coverage with AT&T’s LTE network. The upgraded network was …

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Alcatel-Lucent trials 700MHz band network in Mexico

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Alcatel-Lucent stated it’s conducting a LTE field trial in the city of Acapulco to demonstrate its access technology for the ‘Red Compartida’, the new national wholesale mobile network initiative in Mexico, which the Mexican government is leading in coordination with the regulator IFT. The trial is using 700MHz APT spectrum. Both existing services providers and licensed tenant operators, such as MVNOs, …

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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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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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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 …

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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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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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