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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Life:) offers 1GB free on new 3G network

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Mobile operator Life:) Ukraine has introduced a promotion for new mobile internet users. New customers of the operator’s 3G network will receive 1 GB of mobile internet at 3G+ speeds after registration on the new network. The operator plans to launch its 3G network this summer. The preliminary registration will run until 15 May, as reported by sources.

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Argentina’s Cablevision aims to launch triple play in 2016

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Argentine pay-TV operator Cablevision aims to launch triple play services in 2016, Signals report. The company, owned by local media holding Grupo Clarin currently offers pay-TV services as well as broadband connectivity through the Fibertel brand, as reported by Telecompaper. The operator is currently offering voice services to selected clients in the areas where the firm has available numbering.

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Rostelecom IPO postponed to 2016

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The IPO of Russian national operator Rostelecom has not been included into the federal privatization programme for this year, as reported by Vedomosti citing ae statement from Olga Dergunova, the head of federal property fund Rossimushchestvo. Dergunova said the state plans to sell its stake in Rostelecom by the end of 2016. The State has a 46.99% stake in the operator.

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Kyivstar sees cost savings with switch to 3G

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Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar is deploying its new 3G network and expects to cut its energy use by up to 20 percent and save as much as 20 percent on maintenance costs. The operator will need less space for the 3G equipment, also reducing its costs. Kyivstar is deploying a Single RAN network, which it says will save on costs …

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Swisscom grows FY revenues 2.4%, sees weaker 2015

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Swisscom saw its net revenue increase by 2.4% in 2014 to CHF 11.703 billion. Adjusted for acquisitions, at constant exchange rates and excluding Fastweb’s hubbing business, revenue increased by CHF 218 million or 1.9%, of which CHF 128 million was attributable to the Swiss business. Price erosion and the impact of lower roaming rates was more than offset by customer …

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Slovak regulator awards frequencies in 3.6-3.8 GHz band

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Slovak regulator RU announced the successful bidders in the auction for frequencies in the 3.6-3.8 GHz. They are Benestra, O2 Slovakia and Swan. All frequency blocks subject to the auction were awarded. The total fees for the frequencies amount to EUR 1.17 million  The technical part of the auction was provided by the company iTender. The call for tenders was …

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Life:) Ukraine offers reverse charge calls

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Mobile operator Life:) Ukraine has introduced its new ‘Pay For My Call’ service, enabling customers to make reverse charge calls. The connection is only established upon the consent of the call recipient, providing they are in credit. If the caller has insufficient credit to make a calling within the Life:) network, a voice message is delivered, suggesting the use of …

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T-Mobile Hungary’s LTE subs up 70% in 2014

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T-Mobile Hungary saw its number of LTE subscribers increase to 450,000 by year-end 2014 from 320,000 in October 2014. This is more than a 70% increase compared to the end of 2013. The total data traffic (2G, 3G, 4G) increased by about 25% between year-end 2013 and year-end 2014, and LTE data traffic tripled during the same period. The growth of …

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MTS Ukraine launches new call centre app via social networks

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Mobile operator MTS Ukraine has introduced a new application for subscribers using Facebook and Vkontakte. The application enables them to contact to the operator’s call-centre staff using the social networks. The service is based on the Userecho system. MTS Ukraine jas accounts on both these social networks, as well as on Twitter and Instagram, as reported by Telecompaper.

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