Romania voice, data market to reach USD 4.2 bln in 2019

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According to local news agency Agerpres citing estimates by local operator Euroweb, the market for voice and data services in Romania will reach a value of USD 4.2 billion in 2019. In 2014, revenues totaled about USD 3.7 billion. The new products and services to be launched by telecom operators in the coming period will allow them to secure their …

EditorRomania voice, data market to reach USD 4.2 bln in 2019

Tigo offers unlimited calls, data for selected apps

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Colombian mobile operator Tigo has introduced unlimited calls and unlimited access to apps such as Facebook, Whatsapp and its own Tog Music service for subscribers to the Arma Tu Plan (Build Your Own Plan) offering. Arma Tu Plan allows users to select the services they most use, be they data, text messages or calls. Prepay or postpay customers acquiring these …

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KPN to up mobile coverage in sparsely populated areas

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KPN announced it will be putting extra efforts into improving mobile coverage in sparsely populated areas. The operator expects to iron out hundreds of bottlenecks over the next 3 years by using new technologies. So far, the focus has gone to improving coverage in areas of at least 1,500 inhabitants but it will now go to locations with a lower population density. …

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4G Pocket mobile data plans (France)

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NRJ Mobile, the French MVNO has lately introduced the 4G Pocket mobile data plans costing EUR 14.99 a month for 3 GB of usage and EUR 24.99 for 10 GB over LTE or H+, with speeds throttled thereafter. The operator has combined its new plans with a Huawei E5372S32 mobile hotspot to which several terminals can be connected via Wi-Fi. …

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Ericsson lands managed services contract for 5 years in Africa

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­A five year managed services contract agreement has been ratified between Bharti Airtel and Ericsson for the former’s operations in Africa. In addition, Airtel has also bequeathed its mobile networks upgrade and modernization procedures to Ericsson under a separate two year agreement. Airtel expects its networks equipped with latest technologies. Among other contractual obligations, Ericsson will implement 2G and HSPA …

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Guam network adopts HSPA+ to upgrade its services

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­The Guam based GTA TeleGuam stated that its network has been upgraded to HSPA+ in selected high traffic areas across the island. On the other hand, 3G cellsites of GTA TeleGuam those have improved backhaul using fiberoptic transport constitute 30% of the all cellsites. In addition, the network operator is looking to implement more fiberoptic infrastructure in a bid to …

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Tellabs adopted by Yoigo for 3G Mobile Backhaul (Spain)

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­Yoigo is a mobile operator based in Spain. The operator is known to have adopted the Tellabs 8600 Managed Edge System for supporting its growth, in addition to mitigating the anticipated increase in data traffic. There will be more than 100 Radio Access Network (RAN) nodes that will be managed by Ericsson to make up Yoigo’s nationwide expansion of its …

EditorTellabs adopted by Yoigo for 3G Mobile Backhaul (Spain)

Alcatel-Lucent looking to sell its enterprise businesses (France)

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Alcatel-Lucent released a statement saying, they are in quest of strategic options to improve the future opportunities with regard to their enterprise business. Market watchers are reading it to understand that they are looking to trade sale or float their enterprise business as a separate entity. The enterprise business division of Alcatel-Lucent manufactures office telephone equipment while its valuation would …

EditorAlcatel-Lucent looking to sell its enterprise businesses (France)

100,000 mobile numbers ported to the Vivacom network (Bulgaria)

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­Bulgaria based Vivacom asserted that it has recorded the 100,000th customer, to have switched over from rival networks to its own by way of taking advantage of the mobile number portability scheme. Bulgaria had witnessed the Mobile number portability implementation in April 2008. Vivacom has been witnessing close to 5,000 customers per month who have been subscribing to their network  …

Editor100,000 mobile numbers ported to the Vivacom network (Bulgaria)

Batelco records more than 10 million customers using their network (Bahrain)

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­The Batelco Group based in Bahrain announced achieving the 10 million customers landmark. The network operator was celebrating its 30th anniversary. It was also announced by the Chairman of Batelco that the company posted a $102.9 million net profit for half way through the year 2011. However, they posted revenues worth $432.9 million, down by 4% as compared to last …

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