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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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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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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Life:) observes hike in international calls volume (Ukraine)

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Life:), the Mobile operator in Ukraine announced that the amount of international calls by its subscribers is growing for a third consecutive year. The amount of subscribers performing such calls grew by 3.5% year-on-year in Q1. Italy, Poland, Germany, Russia, China, Turkey, the US and Canada were the most popular call destinations then. The operator claims that the growing volume …

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Beeline upgrades network in Far-East, Eastern Siberia (Russia)

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Vimpelcom, the Russian mobile operator, working under the Beeline brand, upgraded its network in the Far-East and Eastern Siberia in January-May. The operator launched its LTE network in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and DC-HSPA+ was introduced in the cities of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, as well as in numerous other towns in the Primorye region. Capacity of the 3G network was …

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Beeline expands network in Astrakhan (Russian Federation)

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Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, working under the Beeline brand, has expanded its backbone network in the Astrakhan region. The operator deployed 24 sections of radio-relay lines. Regional branch of the federal telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor cleared the exploitation of the new infrastructure. 

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Antel deploys Alca-Lu small cells to boost capacity, coverage (Uruguay)

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Uruguay’s state-owned national telecoms operator Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Antel) will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s small cells technology to expand the reach of its network in high-traffic locations and areas of limited coverage such as homes, businesses, sports stadiums and shopping malls. Small cells boost cellular signal levels in areas where existing coverage is insufficient due to interference from buildings, geography or …

EditorAntel deploys Alca-Lu small cells to boost capacity, coverage (Uruguay)

New voice option by HT Eronet

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Bosnian operator HT Eronet has introduced Super number, a new voice option for all users of the Super and Super Family tariffs. By enabling this option for BAM 3 per month, users can make as many as 500 minutes of calls to one Super number from the HT Eronet mobile network. The price of a call is BAM 0.08.

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Econet Zimbabwe faces mobile money competition probe

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Zimbabwe’s Competition and Tariff and Commission (CTC) has started gathering information which may result in a full investigation into alleged non competitive behavior by Econet Wireless. According to the Herald, CTC has arranged a meeting with Econet officials after numerous complaints by its rivals. The CTC will engage the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) to …

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Swisscom rolls out LTE-A technology in Switzerland

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Swisscom has become the first mobile network operator in Switzerland to roll out LTE Advanced (LTE-A) technology. The technology has been tested by Swisscom since February, and has now been rolled out on the network in Berne and Lausanne railway stations. From start-July, it will also be available in the cities of Berne and Biel/Bienne. The first devices that support …

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