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Vodafone launches international toll free services

Vodafone launches international toll free services

October 1, 2013 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India has launched International Toll Free Services (ITFS) for Indian corporates. ITFS will help in meeting the need of Indian enterprises to provide a convenient and free method to their customers, business partners and employees travelling abroad. The noteworthy benefit ofRead More

MTS launches Digital Utsav in Kolkata

MTS launches Digital Utsav in Kolkata

October 1, 2013 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which provides telecom services under the MTS brand has announced the launch of an exciting campaign – MTS Digital Utsav, adding to the Durga Pujo celebrations in Kolkata. The campaign has been specially designed to harvest the power of the digital medium for two special initiatives-Read More

Cisco and Portugal Telecom to collaborate on Smart+Connected solutions

Cisco and Portugal Telecom to collaborate on Smart+Connected solutions

October 1, 2013 at 8:30 am 0 comments

Cisco and Portugal Telecom (PT) today announced a strategic relationship engagement through which PT Information Services subsidiary PTSI and other PT affiliates — will collaborate on Cisco Smart+Connected solutions in several countries throughout Europe, Africa and South America. Cisco will work with PT and PTSI over the next three yearsRead More

SK Telecom offers LTE with wider bandwidth

SK Telecom offers LTE with wider bandwidth

October 1, 2013 at 8:17 am 0 comments

SK Telecom has announced that it began offering LTE service using wider bandwidth in the 1.8 GHz spectrum and plans to rapidly expand the service to the entire Seoul area by the end of October 2013. With the additional bandwidth it acquired on August 30, SK Telecom launched the newlyRead More

Samsung Networks appoints Simon Beresford-Wylie as global executive advisor

Samsung Networks appoints Simon Beresford-Wylie as global executive advisor

October 1, 2013 at 8:09 am 0 comments

Samsung Electronics has announced the appointment of Simon Beresford-Wylie as global executive advisor to its Networks Business. Simon will play an important role in planning and executing the globalization strategy of Samsung’s mobile network business and will strengthen Samsung’s ambitions to accelerate networks business globally . Simon is a renownedRead More

NEC and Maestro Wireless join hands for M2M

NEC and Maestro Wireless join hands for M2M

September 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

NEC, a leader in IT and network integration and Maestro Wireless, a provider of M2M (machine to machine) modules have joined hands for M2M business opportunities across the globe. The partnership benefits mobile network operators and companies promoting business efficiency through end-to-end M2M solutions. NEC provides its M2M service platform,Read More

Airtel launches Africa Connect for increased bandwidth

Airtel launches Africa Connect for increased bandwidth

September 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of its Africa Connect network aimed at enhancing Africa’s connectivity with the rest of the world. Africa Connect will add to the data carriage capacity in Africa and is expectedRead More

Michel Combes, COO, Altice

China Mobile selects Alcatel-Lucent for 4G TD-LTE network

September 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

China Mobile has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative lightRadio 4G TD-LTE overlay for the nationwide rollout of the world’s largest high-speed mobile broadband network. After the successful completion of China Mobile’s 4G trial, this additional award to Alcatel-Lucent is 11 percent of CMCC’s strategic deployment of phase I 4G network to deployRead More

Industry calls for new eco-rating for mobile devices

Industry calls for new eco-rating for mobile devices

September 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

Experts attending last week’s ITU Green Standards Week have called for a new, globally aligned eco-rating scheme for mobile devices. The proposed eco-rating scheme would extend across networks, manufacturers and national boundaries and empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions based on a standardized assessment of a mobile phone’s environmentalRead More

Mobily selects Ericsson for 4G LTE Rollout

Mobily selects Ericsson for 4G LTE Rollout

September 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

The deal will allow Mobily to rapidly deploy innovative service packages that are based on mobile broadband. Mobily has selected Ericsson to design and deploy 4G/LTE 1800 in Saudi Arabia’s western region resulting in increased coverage and increased speed. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) agreement with Ericsson will not only focus onRead More