RIL to roll out 4G services in 2013 (India)

Editor 4G/LTE, Asia, India, Mobile

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will mark its return to the Telecom sector with the commencement of its 4G services in 2013-2014. RIL had procured the license for broadband wireless access (BWA) by the end of 2010 once it acquired a 95 percent stake in Infotel Broadband Services Ltd for $863 million. Once rolled out the service is surely …

EditorRIL to roll out 4G services in 2013 (India)

ZTE revolutionizes mobile industry by launching LTE Beam Hop Solution (China)

Editor 3G, 4G/LTE, Asia, China, Mobile, Mobile network service

Already delivering innovative, custom made products and services to almost 500 operators in 140 countries ZTE launched industry’s first LTE BeamHop Solution and demonstrated the LTE A8808 Active Antenna System (AAS) product based on the technology in Mobile Asia Expo. The A8808 consists of both active and passive antennas. Existing 2G and 3G antennas will be replaced by the passive …

EditorZTE revolutionizes mobile industry by launching LTE Beam Hop Solution (China)

ZTE launches its first single-chip LTE smartphone – the Grand X LTE (T82) (China)

Editor Asia, China, Mobile, Mobile Smartphones and Devices

ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced the launch of the company’s first single-chip LTE smartphone, the Grand X LTE (T82). The Grand X LTE (T82) will be available in Asia Pacific and Europe in third quarter 2012. As per the company, the Grand X LTE (T82) phone uses the latest MSM8960 chip from …

EditorZTE launches its first single-chip LTE smartphone – the Grand X LTE (T82) (China)

Bharti Infratel to invite bids for solar energy solutions from international companies (India)

Editor Asia, India, Mobile, Mobile Innovations, Mobile services, Mobile Solutions, Mobile Technology

Tower company Bharti Infratel will soon invite bids for buying solar energy solutions worth $300 million from international suppliers for powering about 8,000 sites in its bid to cut diesel costs, executives aware of the development told ET. As per the report, Sweden’s Flexenclosure AB, China’s Huawei and ZTE are among the key providers of environment-friendly energy solutions and are likely …

EditorBharti Infratel to invite bids for solar energy solutions from international companies (India)

ZTE debuts IMS application to smartphone users (Europe, America)

Editor America, Europe, Mobile, Mobile App, Mobile VAS

ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announces its latest IMS application for smartphone users in Europe and America at the IMS World Forum 2012 held in Madrid. The application enables quick and efficient access to mobile VoIP. Based on ZTE’s successful IMS deployments in Europe with a dramatic increase of 100,000 new users per …

EditorZTE debuts IMS application to smartphone users (Europe, America)

Umniah begins preperation for 3G launch (Jordan)

Editor 3G, Jordan, Middle East, Mobile, Mobile services, Mobile Technology

Umniah, the leading telecom operator in Jordan and a subsidiary of Bahrain’s Batelco Group, has announced that it was gearing up for the rollout of 3G services across the kingdom in the coming months, according to a report by TradeArabia. As per ther report, Umniah said preparations were underway for the completion of the newest 3G network in the Kingdom. …

EditorUmniah begins preperation for 3G launch (Jordan)

Airtel inks deal with ZTE to manage first 4G network (India)

Editor 4G/LTE, Asia, India, Mobile, Mobile Broadband, Mobile Internet, Mobile Network Outsourcing

In continuing with its plans of being the first Indian operator to launch 4G/LTE services, telecom operator Bharti Airtel has reportedly entered into a partnership with ZTE to manage its fourth generation (4G) technology based network in Kolkata. As per reports, the operator is targeting next month for the official launch. As per a statement by the company, Bharti Airtel …

EditorAirtel inks deal with ZTE to manage first 4G network (India)

RCom shortlists vendors to outsource network management (India)

Editor Mobile

Indian telecom operator, RCom (Reliance Communications), may be planning to outsource its network management for which it has identified certain vendors. According to reports, the operator is considering vendors such as Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Technologies and ZTE, for the deal which may be worth US$ 3 billion, for a period of five years. Sources claim that the deal would consist …

EditorRCom shortlists vendors to outsource network management (India)

ZTE to provide LTE Networks in Sweden and Denmark

Editor Mobile

ZTE has stated that it has won a contract to deploy the world’s first LTE TDD/FDD dual-mode networks in Sweden and Denmark on behalf of 3G network operator, Hi3G. As part of the deal, ZTE will also deliver 3G infrastructure equipment to upgrade the operator’s 3G network. Hi3G Access is a 60:40 joint venture between Hong Kong’s Hutchison-Whampoa and Sweden’s …

EditorZTE to provide LTE Networks in Sweden and Denmark