Operator Corner - 08/09/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Bell and Telus (both in Canada) are reportedly planning to build a joint overlay network in order to migrate to WCDMA (provided by NSN).

Telecel/ Tigo (Bolivia) has launched 3G services in the country.

Millicom has launched 3G services in Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.

Telefonica plans to launch 3G services in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in 1Q09.

Global Village Telecom (GVT) – Brazil – has extended its broadband coverage into seven more Brazilian cities.

Sprint Nextel said it will introduce a dual-mode CDMA-WiMAX card to bridge its regular mobile network with its future WiMAX XOHM network.

Verizon is trialling 100-Gbit/s technology.


Orange France has sold over 110k iPhone in one month.

Orange UK will open 60 new retail stores and revamp 100 existing ones.

Vodafone strongly attacked an EU plan to cut roaming charges and to adopt a system under which mobile users pay for receiving calls either, and therefore EU to abandon the current CPP system.

Telefonica will start offering fiber-optic Internet services in Spain on Oct. 31.

Enforta (Russia) expands its WiMAX network to 13 additional cities, to a total of 68.

Telecom Malaysia exits Africa after it divests its 60% stake in Sotelguy (Guinea) for $1.

Vimpelcom and MegaFon will sell the iPhone in Russia.

Qtel plans to bid for the third cellular network license in Iran.

Jordan Telecom has launched an IPTV service, "TV from Orange" .

Telenor is evaluating a possible entry into India's growing mobile market.

T-Mobile UK is the largest WiFi service provider at the Heathrow Terminal 5.

China Mobile now reaches 97% of the Chinese population. It plans to launch mobile broadband via TD-LTE.

BSNL (India) will finally launch the tender for its 93m mobile lines on September 10th. The contract is worth about $9bn.

Telefonica has agreed to increase its stake in China Netcom to almost 5% for €800m. It plans to get about 5.5% stake in the future new China Unicom company.

PLDT (Philippines) will roll out NGN (next generation network) technology for its nationwide telephone service, and consequently invest some $93m in the upgrade.

Telekom Malaysia has received a $3.4 billion broadband contract from the Malaysian government to deploy the broadband national infrastructure in the next 10 years.

Hanaro Telecom is seeking to change its name to SK Broadband. Decision on Sept. 22.

Vodafone Australia bought a major stake in the local mobile phone retailer, Crazy John's.

Chunghwa Telecom and SingTel will jointly launch a new satellite to replace ST-1, which was launched in 1998.

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