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Ingram Micro to provide logistics for Telecom New Zealand

Ingram Micro to provide logistics for Telecom New Zealand

August 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor announced today it has signed an agreement with Telecom New Zealand, to provide third-party logistics and supply chain optimization services. Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro will manage the warehousing and distribution of mobile devices and customer-fixed line hardware from deviceRead More

Operators moving the Wi-Fi way

Operators moving the Wi-Fi way

August 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

Indian operators are stitching their Wi-Fi plans as this is in sync with their 3G and 4G strategy. With 3G and 4G spectrum coming at a premium, operators have to rely on Wi-Fi to provide ubiquitous coverage and also to make mobile broadband affordable in the country. Indian operators areRead More

Reliance Jio awards MNP order to Syniverse

Reliance Jio awards MNP order to Syniverse

August 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Reliance Jio Infocomm has awarded MNP (mobile number portability) order to Syniverse. Syniverse, a mobile number portability solution provider is well designed to help operators optimize their existing networks to 3G, 4G and beyond. The solution will help Reliance Jio to get subscribers from 3G operators aggressively. The subscribers canRead More

Apple starts trade-in programme for non-Apple chargers

Apple starts trade-in programme for non-Apple chargers

August 7, 2013 at 1:19 am 0 comments

Apple today said that starting August 16, it would launch a worldwide programme to replace counterfeit Apple mobile chargers. This initiative was a response to the reported death of a Chinese woman while using a non-Apple charger with her iPhone. “Customer safety is a top priority at Apple,” the companyRead More

BBNL to buy 10,000 GPON OLT for NOFN

BBNL to buy 10,000 GPON OLT for NOFN

August 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up by the government of India for the establishment, management and operation of NOFN (National optical fiber network) has come out with a tender to buy 10,000 GPON OLT. BBNL has floated a turnkey project for supply, installation, commissioning,Read More

238.1 mn mobile phones shipped in Q2, up 50 percent

238.1 mn mobile phones shipped in Q2, up 50 percent

August 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

According to Canalys, the industry shipped 238.1 million mobile phones in Q2, an impressive 50 percent year-on-year increase. Samsung and Apple grew their shipments by 55 percent and 20 percent respectively to maintain first and second place. Lenovo, Yulong and Korean vendor LG completed the top five vendors. Collectively, theRead More

Anite leads in LTE-A with eICIC testing capability

Anite leads in LTE-A with eICIC testing capability

August 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it is first to release a flexible and comprehensive eICIC (enhanced Inter Cell Interference Coordination) enriched LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) device testing solution, based on its Development Toolset. Verified through close collaboration with a leading Asian device manufacturer, this cutting-edgeRead More

Vodafone awards global managed services contract to Amdocs

Vodafone awards global managed services contract to Amdocs

August 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications operators, today announced signing a five-year global managed services agreement for Vodafone’s customer care and billing domain based on Amdocs software applications. For customer care and billing based on Amdocs software applications, Vodafone selected Amdocs ‒ a global domain leader in communicationsRead More

NTT to acquire 91.2% in Arkadin

NTT to acquire 91.2% in Arkadin

August 6, 2013 at 11:54 am 0 comments

NTT Communication of Japan today said it would acquire a majority stake up to 91.2% in French company Arkadin who is into collaboration services. The remaining 8.8% will remain with the Arkadin board. NTT Communications, Arkadin and AXA Private Equity have signed an agreement in this regard and the agreementRead More

Indian telco deploys Elitecore Wi-Fi SMP

Indian telco deploys Elitecore Wi-Fi SMP

August 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

Elitecore Technologies’ Wi-Fi Service Management (SMP) platform has been deployed by one of the largest Indian telcos. The SMP enables the telco to roll out its Wi-Fi services and seamlessly connect with 2.5G and 3G subscribers across major metro cities in India, offering both Wi-Fi access and mobile data offloadRead More