Warid Telecom picks Syniverse for global LTE roaming

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 12:37
Pakistani telco Warid Telecom is deploying Syniverse’s IPX diameter signaling services to enable its subscribers to access LTE services around the globe, and to provide LTE service to visiting inbound roamers throughout Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Pakistan had more than 26.1 million 3G and LTE subscribers at the end of February, up from just 24.7 million in January. According to Syniverse, IPX is a crucial component of mobile networks that makes LTE possible anywhere and at any…
Verizon Communications Inc., the massive U.S.-based telecom operator, is reportedly conducting 5G field trials in cooperation with its partners for its upcoming 5G wireless network to be introduced in 2017. According to Yahoo, Verizon is currently looking at mobile hotspot and fixed wireless for the early deployment of the next-generation 5G wireless networks for the United States. On April 21, Fran Shammo, CFO at Verizon, announced the 5G plans to investment analysts during the company’s first-quarter 2016 earnings conference call.…

Vodafone launches WiFi as a service for businesses

Written on Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:37
Vodafone has launched WiFi as a service that allows business customers to offer, in their facilities, WiFi internet access to visitors and employees. Powered by a centralized authentication and web traffic analysis platform, the service provides a rich set of features including a customized landing page, wide range of end user authentication methods, usage reports and footfall analysis. With this platform, end users get internet access, while companies may extract end users' data that are relevant for their business depending…
Despite Verizon’s good faith efforts to get to new labor contracts, CWA and IBEW leaders, unwilling to make an agreement or even seek the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), have called a strike as of 6 a.m. on April 13, 2016. Verizon has activated its business continuity plans as customer service remains the company’s top priority. For the past 10 months, Verizon has tried to reach agreements for the Company’s 36,000 wireline associates in the East.…
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announces that it has commercially launched VoLTE service. The new VoLTE service enables STC customers to make voice calls, solely using 4G-LTE network. VoLTE service will enable customers to make HD voice calls with faster call-setup times. It will also allow customers to simultaneously make voice calls while browsing the internet using the 4G-LTE network. Eng. Nasser Al Nasser, SVP for Technology & Operations, STC said: "I am very pleased to see STC maintain its pioneering…
The MEF published the milestone Ethernet Interconnect Point (EIP) ENNI Implementation Agreement – MEF 54. This Implementation Agreement (IA) is designed to streamline the interconnection of operator networks to support end-to-end Carrier Ethernet (CE) services. The IA provides practical guidance so operators can evolve their networks to meet full CE 2.0 E-Access interconnection capabilities. The IA gives operators the steps involved to create these new interconnections either all at once or in a series of steps. The IA represents the…
du has released its fifth Annual Sustainability Report in line with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 directives. 2015 has been a year of transformation and innovation, and du's efforts throughout the year have helped it pave the way towards a future that is not just smart, but also very sustainable. The company's commitment to supporting the UAE leadership and its Vision 2021 is portrayed through the noted achievements towards quality Emiratisation, youth empowerment, education and environmental impact. Through its efforts,…

Zain Group hosts Customer Engagement Forum in Kuwait

Written on Monday, 11 April 2016 11:25
Zain announced the successful conclusion of its Customer Engagement Forum 2016, a three-day event that was held in Kuwait from 4-6 April, which drew senior personnel from across the Group operations. Customer experience management remains one of Zain Group's keys strategic pillars, with the company investing heavily in the area in order to maintain the highest quality of service for its customers. The Customer Engagement Forum focused on areas of customer experience management and topics of discussion included Customer Centricity…
du will reduce its roaming rates in the GCC in line with the announcement made by the Gulf Cooperation Council's Secretariat General to reduce the roaming rates. Amongst du's lower rates, roaming customers will only be charged AED 0.95 per minute for all local calls made within the visited GCC country, AED 0.29 for all sent SMSes while roaming, whilst data roaming will only cost customers AED 4.77 per MB for both prepaid and postpaid customers.
The Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) recently inaugurated the landing of the Fifth Marine Cable (Sea Me We 5) under the auspices of the Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel. Attending the ceremony was the Governor of Communication and Information Technology Commission Dr. Abdulaziz AlRuwais, President of the Royal Commission in Yanbu Dr. Alaa Nassif, Governor of Yanbu Mousaed Al-Salim, CEO of Alcatel Submarine Networks Mr. Frank Maccary, Chairman of STC Board of Directors Dr. Abdullah Alabdulqader,…

SK Telecom planning nationwide LoRaWAN network

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:45
Korean Telco SK Telecom has become the latest telco to announce plans for a nationwide low-powered wide area network based on the LoRaWAN technology. SK Telecom says it will invest a total of KRW100 billion ($85m) by 2017 to boost its IoT business. In addition to the nationwide LPWAN network, it plans to develop IoT-dedicated modules and to upgrade its IoT platform, ThingPlug, "to gain leadership in the IoT market and achieve win-win results with startups and SMEs."
Ooredoo Group has signed frame supply agreements with Alcatel-Lucent and with Ericsson. The new agreements follow Ooredoo's strategy to enhance network performance across its global footprint, to deliver a superior online experience for customers and to provide the foundations for a new wave of "smart" services.
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