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Africa to deploy digital television

Africa to deploy digital television

September 6, 2013 at 8:15 am 0 comments

Sub-Saharan African countries have agreed to deploy digital television in 47 countries. Frequency coordination negotiations have now succeeded in setting up the mechanism to deploy digital television in Sub-Saharan African countries. The digital switchover will happen in 2015. The consolidation of national plans to implement the digital switchover in theRead More

Alcatel-Lucent signs 4G LTE contract with Telefonica, Spain

Alcatel-Lucent signs 4G LTE contract with Telefonica, Spain

September 6, 2013 at 7:58 am 0 comments

Alcatel-Lucent has reached an agreement with Telefonica, to become a reference supplier for its 4G LTE network in Spain. The contract is considered to be the largest 4G LTE project  in Western Europe. Telefonica Spain selected Alcatel-Lucent to deliver a 4G LTE network overlay and will help in meeting theRead More

Rajeev Suri, president & CEO, Nokia

LTE-Advanced commercially launched in Korea, courtesy NSN

September 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

NSN helps leading Korean operators become world’s first to launch LTE-Advanced commercially. Three major South Korean operators, SK Telecom, LG U+ and Korea Telecom, are the world’s first operators to launch LTE-Advanced commercially. Using the capabilities of Nokia Solutions and Network’s Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, the operators have implemented LTE-AdvancedRead More

Broadcom to acquire Renesas LTE assets

Broadcom to acquire Renesas LTE assets

September 5, 2013 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Broadcom, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The acquisition is expected to accelerate availability of Broadcom’s first multimode, carrier-validated LTE SoC platform into early 2014. Broadcom is gaining aRead More

Smartphone shipments to surpass 1 billion

Smartphone shipments to surpass 1 billion

September 5, 2013 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3 percent year over year in 2013, marking a sharp rebound fromRead More

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 smartphone, available from September

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 smartphone, available from September

September 5, 2013 at 6:46 am 0 comments

Sony Mobile Communications today introduces Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof smartphone with a unique and groundbreaking camera experience. “Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, president and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Not only by bringingRead More

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile, breaks Guinness World Records

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile, breaks Guinness World Records

September 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile in one week and has a Guinness World Records achievement to prove it. The number of phones recycled is more than double the previous record. Through its standard phone take back programs including Sprint Buyback and other device-collection initiatives, Sprint continues to highlight the importance ofRead More

Intex launches Aqua i7 smartphone, priced at Rs 21,900

Intex launches Aqua i7 smartphone, priced at Rs 21,900

September 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Post the success of its Aqua smartphone series, Intex Technologies today unveiled company’s flagship model Aqua i7 priced at Rs 21,900. Intex Technologies claims to have significantly grown its smartphone business during the last one year and is all geared up to enhance its presence in metros and is targetingRead More

Wipro’s Nordic headcount to increase by 500

Wipro’s Nordic headcount to increase by 500

September 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

Wipro, a leading IT, consulting and outsourcing company today announced plans to strengthen its presence in the Nordic region with an increase in headcount by 500 over the next 3 years The company also appointed Carl-Henrik Hallstrom as regional head for the region, effective July 1, 2013. An industry veteran, Carl-HenrikRead More

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson MBC

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson MBC

September 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC), which will provide up to 10 million users with a vast array of data options and more flexible on-demand subscriptions. Ericsson’s MBC allows mobile users to personalize both prepaid and postpaid data usage plans in real time. This solution, which isRead More