MTN Group cashed in on its strong position in growth markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with healthy gains in net profit, subscriber numbers, and revenue in 2013.
Another day, another announcement by an operator that it is trialling LTE Advanced services. BASE Belgium is the latest company to reveal that it is testing what is in fact "true" 4G, if you stick precisely to 3G and LTE guidelines. However, the focus is still too much on the advancements in speed, even though for many consumers figures such as "250 Mbps" are virtually meaningless.
BARCELONA, Spain- Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is now poised to take off after a slow start, as more compatible handsets come to market and operators realise the benefits of transferring voice traffic to LTE networks, according to Radisys' senior manager of product marketing, Ray Adensamer.
BARCELONA, Spain- Africa is poised for explosive subscriber growth, and mobile broadband services will play a significant part in Orange's operations in the market, said Marc Rennard, the France-based company's executive vice president for Africa, Middle East and Asia.
BARCELONA, Spain- Hot on the heels of contract awards from Vodafone this week, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Ericsson agreed vendor-financing deals worth a total 2.1 billion riyals (€410 million/$560 million) with Saudi Arabian operator Mobily.
Ericsson and Kodiak Networks are extending the availability of a cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service into Europe, after the service enjoyed strong uptake in the U.S.
Two new reports have served to highlight the growing pressures faced by Europe's operators, with one stating that as much as €100 billion ($136 billion) needs to be cut from costs to return the European telecoms sector to sustainable growth, and the other warning that mobile operators across the globe are facing a "perfect storm" of challenges in 2014, and that Europe's mobile industry has moved "ex-growth".
Taqua today unveiled a voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) virtual mobile core system that enables a handset to select between Wi-Fi and cellular, using the strongest signal for voice calls as well as messaging.
Moody's Investors Service has no plans to upgrade VimpelCom's credit rating, despite stating that an updated financial strategy from the operator is a credit positive move.
Vodafone has extended a UK consumer small-cell service into the enterprise market, in a bid to help resolve in-building coverage problems for medium and large companies.