Verizon reveals strategy to increase i-flight connectivity

Verizon, i-flight connectivity Verizon has revealed its strategy to increase adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity through its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative. Following launches from AT&T on IoT related developments earlier in the week, Verizon has announced the following: # Completion of technical trials in various locations across the country deploying both unmanned and manned…

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

Pioneer Cellular, LTE, TNS, Roaming, 4G ESTON, Va.– Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services(TNS). Pioneer Cellular works with @TelecomTNS to establish #LTE roaming network #4G #telecoms #roaming The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join…

In Partnership with Alepo, Bitflux Launches the first Wholesale LTE Services in Nigeria

Bitflux, Wholesale, LTE Bitflux recently launched new wholesale LTE data services on Alepo’s advanced policy and charging control, convergent charging and billing, and CRM platform. Thursday, August 25, 2016, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Bitflux, the…

Cubic Telecom Knits A Seamless 4G LTE Cloud For Connected Cars On The Move

Cubic Telecom, 4G, LTE, Cloud, Connected Car More than nine out of 10 cars will be connected to the cloud by 2022, according to IHS Automotive, enabling drivers to access real-time maps and infotainment, or even download software updates to improve their driving experience. That ubiquitous “cloud,” however, is actually a patchwork of different mobile…

Malaysian MVNO Altel to roll-out own 4G LTE network

Malaysian, MVNO, Altel, 4G, LTE Malaysian MVNO Altel Communications Sdn Bhd, has teamed up with Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd for the roll-out of its own 4G LTE mobile broadband services. Altel launched in August 2013 as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on Celcom Axiata’s network and has 20,000 registered subscribers in Malaysia. Last…

Chevrolet slashes AT&T-powered LTE OnStar pricing

Chevrolet, AT&T, LTE, Onstar Chevrolet customers with LTE-enabled OnStar vehicles offered 50% discount on data buckets, new 4 GB plan Citing the benefits of volume, General Motors cut pricing for customer accessing its OnStar telematics service on Chevrolet models. The cellular connectivity taps AT&T Mobility’s LTE network. The new plans begin at $10 per month…

Telefónica México tendrá seis nuevos Operados Móviles Virtuales

Telefónica México, Operados Móviles Virtuales Telefónica México prevé cerrar este año con seis nuevos Operadores Móviles Virtuales (OMV) que ofrecerán servicios LTE –Long Term Evolution– o de cuarta generación. Boris Velandia, director de Negocio Mayorista de la firma, resaltó que con ello, la filial mexicana de la española Telefónica tendrá un total de 14 operadores…

Lancement du forfait 4G chez Budget Mobile

Budget Mobile La marque de Budget Telecom, Budget Mobile vient de compléter son offre mobile avec le forfait 4G. Le lancement d’une telle offre est très attendu par beaucoup en France Métropolitaine. L’opérateur Budget Telecom perce le marché du 4G avec son premier et nouveau forfait 4Go. Cet abonnement inclut des appels, SMS, MMS et…

Manx Telecom investment delivers IOM’s first 4G roaming service in time for TT

Manx Telecom Manx Telecom has announced it is the first Isle of Man operator to launch 4G roaming, with in-bound roaming now available for some visitors to the Island. It’s just one of three big firsts announced by the company, all of which are a result of its continued investment in its mobile telecoms infrastructure,…

Motorola, Alcatel, Axtel y OMVs, otros ganadores que tendrá la Red Compartida

la Red Compartida El despliegue de servicios que vendrá tras la licitación de la Red Compartida, atraerá a compañías como Motorola, Alcatel y Qualcomm, que estarían interesadas en participar como proveedores de equipos o desarrollando nuevos servicios. Más allá de la compañía que vaya a ganar la licitación en septiembre próximo y con ello, administrar…

Australian Telco & MVNO Macquarie Telecom adds Telstra 4G for business customers

MVNO Macquarie Telecom Wholesale provider Macquarie Telecom, is upgrading its customers to 4G for free, through Telstra’s extensive 4G network. Macquarie Telecom has announced that it will become the first business-to-business telecommunications provider to offer 4G mobile services across Telstra’s network. NEW PROMOTION: click here for details. PREMIUM CONTENT: Please Login, or subscribe for access.…

European Commission blocks O2-3 merger deal in UK

O2 Three UK The European Commission has blocked Hutchison CK’s proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK (O2 UK), which would have reduced the number of mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United Kingdom from four to three. As Julian Watson, director, operators, IHS Technology says, the merger of Hutchison CK’s 3 unit with O2 UK would,…

XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo form joint venture in Indonesia

XL Axiata The new firm will provide consultancy services for future collaboration between the two telcos Indonesian telecom operator XL Axiata announced it will enter a joint venture with compatriot operator Indosat Ooredoo to provide consultancy services in future network collaboration between the two firms. The JV is dubbed PT One Indonesia Synergy. “The purpose…

Sigfox to challenge AT&T, Verizon by deploying its IoT network in 100 U.S. cities this year

Sigfox IoT Sigfox announced plans to expand its U.S. operations in a big way, vowing to deploy its IoT network in 100 cities across America this year. The move could create additional challenges for AT&T and Verizon as they work to sell IoT services through their LTE networks. Based in France, Sigfox offers a 902…

iPass and campusSIMs Partner to Bring Wi-Fi Connectivity to International Students

iPass Wi-Fi iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced a partnership with campusSIMs Inc., the mobile service for international students. Under the terms of the partnership, campusSIMs will give its student subscribers access to the world’s largest and growing Wi-Fi network, leveraging the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK).…

Sprint Finishes Fiscal Year 2015 by Generating Positive Annual Operating Income for the First Time in Nine Years and Delivering More Postpaid Phone Net Additions Than Verizon and AT&T for the First Time on Record in the Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Sprint Corporation Fiscal year 2015 operating income of $310 million was positive for the first time in nine years; Fiscal year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA* of $8.1 billion grew 36 percent year-over-year Fiscal fourth quarter operating income of $8 million included charges of $258 million; Adjusted EBITDA* of $2.2 billion grew 24 percent year-over-year Fiscal year…

CommScope to Provide Sprint with Small Cells for In-building Wireless

CommScope Sprint Wi-fi S1000 LTE/Wi-Fi Small Cells using Qualcomm Technologies Chipsets Will Support Usage-intensive Business Locations CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, today announced that Sprint has committed to an extensive deployment of S1000 small cells for use in traffic-intensive small and medium-sized business locations. Deployment of the CommScope S1000 small cells is…

Brazil ends March with 257.81 million mobile connections

Anatel Brazil ended March with 257.81 million active mobile telephony lines, accounting for a 125.42 percent penetration rate, according to data published by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). This compares with 258.06 million mobile lines in February. Pre-paid connections reached 184.09 million while post-paid amounted to 73.72 million (28.59%). Vivo remains market leader with 73.27…

Telstra delivers 4G mobile speed boost to budget Aussie telcos

Telstra 4G More Australians will have access to faster mobile broadband speeds after Telstra granted more wholesaler partners access to the 4G network. Customers of Woolworths Mobile, AldiMobile and several other budget Aussie telcos can now enjoy faster mobile broadband after Telstra fast-tracked their access to its 4G network. Rather than building their own phone…

FINDING DIFFERENTIATION FOR MVNOS – PART 1

MVNO Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) connections are growing at around 18% per annum globally, four times faster than the average rate for the mobile industry. In Australia, the MVNO market accounts for 7.9% of total mobile connections; that’s the second highest in the Asian region after Hong Kong. Given the rapid growth, what trends…

T-Mobile’s ‘blow-out:’ 2.2M new customers and 10.6% revenue growth in Q1

T-Mobile USA T-Mobile’s first-quarter earnings topped elevated expectations, beating Wall Street estimates almost across the board. The carrier also bumped up its guidance for the rest of the year. And it shored up its financing in advance of the crucial incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum. The nation’s third-largest carrier added a total of 2.2…

Going Mobile with Branded WiFi: Part 2

WiFi MSOs around the world have been WiFi pioneers. The past few years have seen intense cable operator activity providing high-speed WiFi connectivity within the home but also in urban hotspot deployments and public venues via community WiFi schemes. Most MSOs now boast WiFi assets and capabilities leveraging multi-vendor access points, controllers, trusted wireless LAN…