SK Telecom appears to be leading the charge in terms of international LTE roaming, having extended its 4G connection services to Canada and Switzerland.
Canadian operator Rogers Communications has tapped Polish software vendor Comarch for a solution that allows it to offer a new loyalty programme to customers. Meanwhile Orange Switzerland has signed a BSS supply and managed service deal with Ericsson.
The Swiss postal service Swiss Post has launched a trial that will allow consumers to pay to send letters using premium SMS. If a customer who wants to send a letter has no stamps they can text “STAMP” to a dedicated short number and receive a numerical code in return. If they write this code on the envelope where they would normally attach a stamp delivery will be authorised.
The CEO of Swisscom, Carsten Schloter, was found dead at his home in Freiburg yesterday in what local police are describing as an apparent suicide. Schloter joined Swisscom in 2000 as the head of the firm’s mobile operation, becoming group CEO in 2006.
Swisscom has turned on its LTE network, becoming the first provider of next-generation 4G services in the country. At launch the LTE network will be available in 26 locations and it said that it plans to cover 70 per cent of the population with LTE by the end of 2013. The network will operate at 800MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies.
France Telecom and Danish carrier TDC said Wednesday they have agreed to combine their Swiss operations – Orange and Sunrise – creating a new entity with fixed and mobile service offerings.