Hutchison plans to launch LTE for Austrian network

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Hutchison 3G Austria (3) has upgraded half of its network to HSPA+, enabling theoretical peak download rates up to 42Mbps. By autumn 2011, the entire network will offer HSPA+ coverage to 94% of the Austrian population. Furthermore, 3 is preparing the network for LTE based 4G services, whose launch in urban areas will start later this year. According to 3 …

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EU to end Chinese telecom probe despite subsidies

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The European Union will drop its inquiry into whether China is giving illegal aid to two of its leading telecom firms, even as the EU’s executive cites evidence of massive subsidies, according to EU Commission documents. The Commission will propose ending two investigations into illegal export pricing by and state aid to Chinese wireless modem producers after the withdrawal of …

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Apple, RIM and HTC win big in 2010 mobile handset race

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In nearly all parts of the world, consumers’ appetite for purchasing the very latest handsets has not abated. Quite the reverse: research estimates 390 million handsets and smartphones were shipped in 4Q-2010, up 15.6% year-on-year. Overall, that takes the 2010 total of handsets shipped to 1.36 billion. This is a remarkable turnaround given that just one year ago, 2009 shipments …

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Du to select LTE providers for network launch (UAE)

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Du is reportedly in the process of choosing the provider of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. According to Hatem Bamatraf, the Dubai-based firm’s Senior Vice President for network development, they have agreed with a number of suppliers to do testing and… test under a number of scenarios. Finnish vendor Nokia Siemens Networks, Sweden’s Ericsson and Chinese firms Huawei and …

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Vibo Telecom to set up HSPA+ network in Taiwan

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Vibo Telecom will establish HSPA+ (3.75G) infrastructure in Taiwan as soon as possible this year and has signed an MOU with Palau Mobile Corporation for seven-year cooperation to set up a HSPA+ network in the Pacific island nation. According to the company, it has submitted an application to the government for procuring HSPA+ equipment consisting of a core network and …

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Ericsson, ZTE disqualified from 3G contract tender (Thailand)

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Ericsson and ZTE have complained about the tender process being accomplished by Thailand’s state-owned telco, TOT over its US$650 million 3G network contract. The TOT had issued a preliminary statement that ruled the two companies out of the bidding. Ericsson was barred from bidding for seemingly failing to submit catalogues for antenna-related products and concerns that any dispute would have …

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Unicom to target 50m new 3G subscribers (China)

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China Unicom is planning to attract 50 million new 3G subscribers this year, and has started a marketing push to reach its goal. According to sources, the company has started localized 3G marketing at two of its branches and is preparing new 3G services to help it meet its ambitious targets. But Unicom, which signed up a consistent 1 million …

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ZTE India appoints Cui Liangjun as CEO

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Telecom equipments provider ZTE Telecom India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporationhas has appointed Cui Liangjun as the new chief executive officer (CEO). According to the company, current CEO Huang Dabin would continue working with ZTE at its headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Prior to his new role, Liangjun was the Vice General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of ZTE Telecom …

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Outgoing Volvo chief nominated for Ericsson role

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Leif Johansson is in nomination for chairman of Ericsson after he steps down as chief executive of Volvo this year, but BP’s Carl-Henric Svanberg has ruled himself out of the job. Ericsson, one of the world’s biggest network equipment makers, is searching for a successor to Michael Treschow, who announced that he was planning to retire after nine years as …

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Four groups join 3G network contract auction – TOT (Thailand)

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Thailand’s state-owned telecommunications company TOT PCL has stated that four groups have submitted applications to participate in an electronic auction for the supply of US$568 million worth of equipment and an installation contract for its 3G mobile phone network. According to TOT Senior Executive Vice-President Arnon Tubtiang, the first consortium comprises United Communication Industry PCL, Advanced Information Technology PCL, and …

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