ZTE to provide LTE Networks in Sweden and Denmark

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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

ZTE sold 2 mn phones in 2010 (France)

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ZTE reportedly sold 2 million handsets in France 2010, doubling its year-earlier volume, and is expected to sell 3 million units this year. The company currently has a slightly over 5% share of the French mobile phone market. It sells the Link and Blade smartphones and 3G dongles through mobile operator Bouygues Telecom, while the two bigger mobile networks, Orange …

EditorZTE sold 2 mn phones in 2010 (France)

GO Telecom implements Metro fiber network in cooperation with ZTE Corporation

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Etihad Atheeb Telecom Co.”GO” signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ZTE Corporation on Monday, March 21 to deploy fiber-optic network within the cities (Metro Fiber Ring). The first phase of this network implementation project will start in Riyadh city and will serve the government sectors and business (FTTB) and homes (FTTH). Eng. Zaid Al Shabanat, Chief Executive of GO Telecom stated “We are …

EditorGO Telecom implements Metro fiber network in cooperation with ZTE Corporation

Oi to begin LTE tests in Brazil

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Oi, Brazilian mobile network has reported  four companies that will participate in its LTE trials in the country – Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, ZTE and Nokia Siemens Networks. According to reports, there is a market expectation that the first LTE networks will come into operation before the 2014 World Cup. Oi will be conducting the trials both in laboratory conditions and in …

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Telkom Kenya selects ZTE for 3G launch

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Telkom Kenya, controlled by France Telecom’s Orange has stated that it has selected China’s ZTE Corp to launch its 3G network countrywide. According to Telekom’s Chief Executive Mickael Ghossein, the company will invest US$46.56 million in the network to improve its market standing, and the service is expected to be up and running at the end of the first half …

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ZTE grabs Malaysian LTE network deal

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­Malaysia’s 3G mobile network operator U Mobile has signed a deal with ZTE for the expansion of its HSPA network and the eventual launch of an LTE upgrade in key cities. The agreement is a joint development which will see U Mobile extending its 42 Mbps mobile network to Central, Western and Northern areas of the country by the second …

EditorZTE grabs Malaysian LTE network deal

Smartphones to break 100 mn shipment mark in Asia/Pacific

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­A new research report has revealed that smartphone shipments are expected to hit 137 million units in 2011, the first time for shipments to break the 100 million mark in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region. As per researchers, smartphones were a hot item in 2010, with more than double the shipments of 2009. In 2011, researchers expect this fire …

EditorSmartphones to break 100 mn shipment mark in Asia/Pacific

RCom gets $1.92 bn loan from China Development Bank (India)

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Reliance Communications (RCom) has finalized a $1.93 billion Chinese loan which will help it save millions of interest. The loan, the largest ever between the two Asian giants, comes amid often frosty relations. According to Reliance, it will use $1.33 billion to refinance pricey 3G spectrum fees and the rest for imports of Chinese telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE. …

EditorRCom gets $1.92 bn loan from China Development Bank (India)

3/4 of Finns own a Nokia phone (Finland)

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According to a recent survey by Finnish mobile network, DNA and Nokia, only half of Finns actively use all the features of their smartphones. In addition to calling and text messaging, phones are mostly used as a calendar and for taking pictures. Around half of smartphone owners utilize the features of their smartphones for, for example, Internet browsing, e-mail, navigation …

Editor3/4 of Finns own a Nokia phone (Finland)