Ericsson won its first LTE-FDD network deployment deal in Delhi, India, with a four-year equipment supply contract from Bharti Airtel that will be extended to cover four more areas where the operator holds licences.
Ooredoo Qatar awarded a nationwide 3G and LTE small cell deployment contract to Nokia Networks following successful trials of the equipment vendor's infrastructure in the country's capital, Doha.
Tele2 Russia committed to expand mobile network coverage and capacity in the Republic of Mordovia as part of a government plan to improve access to telecoms services in the area.
Verizon Wireless confirmed that in June it quietly stopped throttling the data speeds of customers who were on legacy unlimited data plans on 3G devices and who crossed into the top 5 percent of data users when they were on high-traffic cell sites.
Latest research from TeleGeography shows that the number of mobile subscribers in Europe fell by 6 million users in the past year due to several factors including market saturation and the weak macroeconomic situation.
Ericsson said Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the first Russian operator to deploy its Radio Dot indoor coverage system after the vendor installed a network for the operator in a shopping centre in the city of Astrakhan.
U.S. chipset manufacturer Qualcomm said it was "unconcerned" about the launch of two antitrust investigations by the European Commission (EC) into its sales tactics, saying it was "disappointed" about the move but would cooperate fully on the matter.
Spectrum is too valuable to be given away. However; a more sophisticated array of operations obligations and commitments could encourage more capital to be invested in improving mobile networks and services, and making them cheaper, rather than simply siphoning off as much money as possible from operators in auction proceeds for governments to spend on other programmes outside telecommunications.
Ooredoo announced its data revenues grew 40 per cent year-on-year and that income from the source now represents at least 30 per cent of its total revenues; a new company record.
For the past several years, carriers in the U.S. and around the world have been furiously rolling out LTE networks in a bid to increase capacity, boost speeds, offer new services and get more revenue from customers. That spending from carriers is expected to peak at around $23.3 billion in 2015 and then start to decline as a result of a diminishing number of LTE deployments, according to a new report from IHS Infonetics.