Malaysian operator PacketOne (P1) has announced its intention to migrate to TD-LTE towards the end of 2012. The operator, which launched in 2008 is better known for its WiMAX rollouts and currently has over 280,000 subscribers on that service. Malaysia continues to be something of a happy hunting ground for WiMAX technology, with YTL Communications and REDtone among the other operators in that country using it.
Indian operator Reliance Communications has signed an eight-year managed services deal with Swedish vendor Ericsson worth $1bn that will see Ericsson assume responsibility for the operator’s fixed and wireless networks in North and West India. Reliance signed a similar deal with Alcatel Lucent—also believed to be worth $1bn—covering East and South India in January.
Infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has signed a $1bn-plus managed services deal with Indian operator Reliance Communications. The vendor will provide end-to-end network managed services to the operator in Eastern and Southern India until 2020.
Indian fixed and mobile operator Reliance Communications (RCOM) has announced that it is to spin out its cell tower subsidiary Reliance Infratel. The move would create the world’s largest independent telecoms infrastructure company, the firm said Monday.
Pan African operator MTN said Wednesday that it has agreed to extend merger discussions with Indian carrier Reliance Communications until later this month. In a joint announcement to the Johannesburg and Bombay stock exchanges Wednesday morning, the companies confirmed an extension on the talks until July 21, as they look for a way to create [...]
Hoping to cash in on the boom in managed services, struggling infrastructure vendor Alcatel Lucent announced a partnership with Indian carrier Reliance Communications on Monday that will see the firms create a global joint venture. The joint venture company intends to make a play for the fast growing $16bn managed network services industry, catering to [...]