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Etisalat to extend UAE LTE coverage with Alcatel-Lucent

Etisalat has called on vendor Alcatel-Lucent to extend its LTE coverage in the UAE

UAE operator Etisalat has called on vendor Alcatel-Lucent to extend its LTE coverage in the nation.

Ericsson wins network upgrade deals with Vodafone and Real Future

Ericsson has won contracts with UK operator group Vodafone and Thailand's Real Future

Operator group Vodafone has called on Swedish vendor Ericsson to help it carry out its Project Spring organic investment programme. The two firms have signed a five-year deal for the Swedish vendor to provide products and services to further enhance the Vodafone network quality as part of the £7bn project.

EE taps NSN for next phase of LTE rollout

NSN will provide EE with its Single RAN Advanced solution

UK operator EE has dropped Huawei and called on NSN to supply technology for the next phase of its LTE rollout. NSN will provide EE with its Single RAN Advanced solution, enabling EE to run different radio technologies using single, multi-purpose hardware.

Kontron joins OpenStack, takes open source cloud to telcos

Kontron announced it is joining OpenStack and plans to offer carrier-grade OpenStack-based solutions

Embedded computing developer Kontron has joined the OpenStack foundation as a sponsor and is working to integrate its cloud-based application infrastructure with the open source cloud provisioning and orchestration platform. Kontron said the move is a “significant milestone” in its long-term strategy in the software defined infrastructure space, an area telcos, cloud service providers and vendors are paying more attention to as of late.

Deutsche Telekom and Orange connect to RCS hub

Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to use a RCS hub from cloud communications solutions firm Jibe Mobile

Operator groups Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to an RCS hub from cloud communications firm Jibe Mobile, enabling interoperability between RCS and Joyn services hosted by third parties as well as in-network deployments.

IBM, AT&T partner on Internet of Things to make cities smarter

AT&T and IBM are partnering on an M2M platform that will combine cloud, analytics and IoT technology to make cities safer and smarter

Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.

Telekom Austria migrates fixed net telephony to VoIP

A1 has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP

Operator group Telecom Austria has announced that its domestic subsidiary, A1, has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP, claiming to be the first to do so in the EU.

Belgacom activates VDSL2 vectoring network

Belgacom has activated a nationwide VDSL2 vectoring network which it says will deliver vastly faster fixed broadband speeds to subscribers

Belgian operator Belgacom has activated a nationwide VDSL2 vectoring network which it says will deliver vastly faster fixed broadband speeds to subscribers. The operator teamed up with network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to extend the capabilities of DSL technology.

NEC claims first with virtual MVNO platform

NEC is virtualising the MVNO

Japanese vendor NEC this week made available what it claims is the world’s first virtualised Mobile Virtual Network Operator platform (vMVNO), running in a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environment.

MTN Nigeria signs managed services deal with Ericsson

MTN Nigeria has signed a five-year managed services deal with Swedish kit vendor Ericsson

African operator group MTN has signed a five-year managed services deal with Swedish kit vendor Ericsson relating to its Nigerian business. Ericsson will take full responsibility for MTN Nigeria’s network management, optimisation and field maintenance in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Asaba, which represents 75 per cent of the Nigerian network.

China Mobile deploys LTE small cell backhaul

China Mobile has deployed a self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system in its LTE network

Chinese operator China Mobile has deployed a self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system in its LTE network to provide improved coverage and capacity to subscribers in densely populated urban areas.

Ericsson to offer Ciena optical technology

Ciena and Ericsson have signed a global agreement

Ericsson has signed a global deal with network specialist Ciena that will see the Swedish vendor integrate Ciena’s technologies into its own offerings, with the two firms collaborating on future technological development.

Ericsson to manage small cells as a service

The Dot is Ericsson's small cell offering

Swedish vendor Ericsson will unveil a managed services business model later this month during MWC that will see it take ownership of small cell infrastructure on behalf of operators. The Small cell as a Service offering is designed for high capacity environments that also experience peaky demand, such as sport stadiums, allowing operators to ‘fill in’ for capacity needs without densifying the macro network.

SDN could reduce carrier opex by up to $9bn globally by 2017

SDN could help operators reduce operating expenses by up to $9bn globally by 2017, claims Tellabs

While the technological benefits of using software defined networking (SDN) to help operators dynamically provision network applications and services have been well publicised, the economic benefits that the technology could bring are now being articulated.

Tata Communications upgrades network to support VoLTE

Communications has announced that its network is now ready to supply VoLTE services to service providers connected to its IPX

Indian carrier services firm Tata Communications has announced that its network is now ready to supply VoLTE services to operators connected to its IPX.

Telus employees swap swipe cards for smartphones

Telus’ employees will soon be able to access secure buildings on their premises, log in to secure company networks, and share sensitive data securely using their smartphones

Canadian operator Telus’ employees will soon be able to access buildings on their premises, log in to secure company networks, and share sensitive data using their smartphones.

Ericsson acquires TV solutions provider Azuki Systems

Ericsson has acquired US-based upstart Azuki Systems

Swedish vendor Ericsson has acquired US-based upstart Azuki Systems, a television streaming delivery platform provider. The vendor said that the acquisition strengthens its television and media portfolio and complements Microsoft’s TV unit Mediaroom, which it purchased in April last year.

Weve partners with MasterCard on in-store mobile payments

Weve has announced a partnership with MasterCard

The joint venture set up by UK’s mobile operators O2, Vodafone and EE — Weve — has announced a partnership with payment provider MasterCard. The two firms hope to accelerate usage of contactless mobile payments at the point of purchase in physical retail stores in Britain.

Vipnet opts for Redknee billing solution

Vipnet Croatia, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria, has announced that it will upgrade to Canadian BSS solutions vendor Redknee’s latest real time billing solution

Croatian mobile operator Vipnet Croatia, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria, has announced that it will upgrade to Canadian BSS solutions vendor Redknee’s latest real time billing solution.

French cable operator Numericable teams up with IBM

Numericable is partnering with IBM to deliver an IaaS platform for businesses

French cable operator Numericable has teamed up with IBM to launch a cloud-based service targeted at business customers.

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