Etisalat offers ‘unlimited calling’ with new postpaid plans

Written on Thursday, 14 November 2019 07:41
Etisalat announced the launch of its new ‘Freedom Unlimited’ plans, offering postpaid customers – for the first time in the UAE - unlimited local and international calls on select plans. With the new ‘Freedom Unlimited’ plans, postpaid customers can choose a plan, based on their need and enjoy complete freedom from calling limits. They can make unlimited calls to mobile, or fixed numbers in the UAE, or majority of international destinations – enabling them to talk non-stop with their loved…
"T-Mobile have made very bold promises that can only come to fruition with the vast wireless spectrum holdings, the combined T-Mobile and Sprint will have. State attorneys general who oppose the merger on antitrust grounds are concerned about its potential impact on competition and wireless service prices. However, the promises T-Mobile made today make it difficult for any regulator to continue contesting the merger. “T-Mobile is promising unprecedented moves for any wireless carrier, which begs the question: Can the New…

Virgin signs 5G mobile deal with Vodafone UK

Written on Thursday, 07 November 2019 07:17
Virgin Media has agreed a five-year mobile deal with Vodafone to bring innovating new services to customers in the UK. The deal includes bringing 5G to around three million mobile users and will allow Virgin Media further flexibility to grow its mobile operation. The new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement, which runs until 2026, will see Vodafone supply wholesale mobile network services, including both voice and data, to Virgin Mobile and Virgin Media Business. Virgin Media will have full…

Ciena upgrades IMEWE submarine cable

Written on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:11
Optical solutions and automation software enable IMEWE to meet expanding capacity requirements of the consortia.

MTS and Huawei launch 5G zone in Moscow

Written on Sunday, 15 September 2019 06:44
Russian mobile operator MTS has launched a 5G zone at VDNKh (All-Russian Exhibition Center), one of Moscow’s major attractions. Equipped by Huawei and functioning on the 28GHz and 4.9GHz frequency bands, the network became operational on Thursday. It will test so-called Smart City technology, designed to improve security and urban services management, as well as helping to develop Moscow’s transport system. The agreement between MTS and Huawei was signed in June during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. 5G is…
TIM Brazil has selected Nokia AirFrame servers featuring new, 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to virtualize its datacenters by the end of 2021. TIM is the first operator in Latin America to adopt the AirFrame technology for its datacenter servers to improve server capacity and deliver better service quality, internet access and video consumption for its users across Brazil. The agreement represents a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalization journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator creates…
BT has announced a range of new managed network services for multinational customers deploying applications and IT services in Microsoft Azure.
The divided island of Cyprus’s leaders have decided to launch the country’s first newly integrated mobile phone network.

Gobind positive about planned Telenor, Axiata merger

Written on Monday, 08 July 2019 11:36
The hype surrounding the highly anticipated merger plan between Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd and Norway’s Telenor Group seems to have lost traction since the plan was first announced in May, due in fact to the Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s statement that the potential partnership is still very much at the proposal stage.

BT expands its cybersecurity capabilities in Europe

Written on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:19
BT has made new investments in its cybersecurity capabilities in Europe with the aim of further enhancing its position as a leading provider of security services in the region and globally. The company announced the opening of a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (Cyber SOC) in Paris, as well as upgraded facilities, new customer solutions and recruitment at its existing SOCs in Madrid and Frankfurt. BT’s global network of Security Operations Centres and 3000 security specialists protect it against 125,000…
Vodafone’s network was down across Europe on Thursday with thousands of customers unable to use the internet or make phone calls. Issues began at around 14:42 BST according to network monitor Down detector. Customers all over the UK reported issues and so did customers in Spain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Greece and Portugal. Many customers took to Twitter to express their frustration on the matter. Vodafone then acknowledged the outage and tweeted, “We are currently investigating a potential outage to our…
A report released by ABI Research urges telecom operators to be more aggressive with their 5G deployment in cities to leverage the new potential economic value. 5G technology is expected to generate trillions of dollars through both direct and indirect contributions. The study, titled ‘5G Urban Deployment: Debunking the CapEx myth and unlocking new growth’, found that 5G will generate growth in three areas between now and 2028. They found that $2.4 trillion will be gained in direct contributions which…
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