Ericsson finishes LTE sites for PLDT

Swedish telecommunications firm Ericsson has completed the installation of new high-speed Internet LTE sites for Smart Communications, a unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., a statement on Friday showed.

Ericsson said the 250 sites were meant to improve mobile services, in particular for users of smartphones. Smart’s LTE network spans 46 cities and 69 municipalities across the country.

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MegaFon Weighs Buying Scartel to Expand Data Business

OAO MegaFon (MFON), Russia’s second-largest wireless carrier, is considering buying smaller operator Scartel to expand its network as mobile Internet use increases, Chief Executive Officer Ivan Tavrin said.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-17/megafon-weighs-buying-scartel-to-expand-data-business.html

Sprint Files Lawsuit Against DISH Network Corporation and Clearwire Corporation...

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 17, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that it has filed a complaint in the Delaware Court of Chancery against DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) asking the Court to prevent the consummation of the DISH tender offer for Clearwire. Sprint believes the transaction violates Delaware law and the rights of both Sprint and Clearwire’s other strategic investors under Clearwire’s charter and under the Equity Holders Agreement (“EHA”). In addition to seeking to enjoin the tender offer, Sprint’s lawsuit seeks to rescind certain parts of the tender offer agreement and seeks declaratory, injunctive, compensatory and other relief. 

Read more: http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/sprint-files-lawsuit-against-dish-network-corporation-and-clearwire-corporation-citing-the-illegality-of-the-dish-tender-offer-for-clearwire.htm

Stay Connected This Summer: Sprint 4G LTE Expands Into 22 New Cities

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced the availability of its all-new 4G LTE network in 22 new cities, just in time for the official start of summer. Customers in “hotspots” such as Miami, New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., and Tampa, Fla., are now able to download videos, access the Internet and send photos with greater speed and reliability thanks to the power of Sprint 4G LTE.



Ooredoo launches 4G network to provide ultra-fast mobile broadband in Qatar

Press-release, via LTE Depot. Nokia Siemens Networks has provided a complete radio and core network infrastructure

Ooredoo has launched ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband services with data speeds up to three to six times faster than 3G for its customers in Doha. Nokia Siemens Networks as the sole supplier built the complete LTE (long term evolution) radio and core network for the operator.

“Mobile broadband use in Qatar is growing at a dramatic pace and so is subscriber demand for faster mobile broadband,” said Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo. “With the support of our long-standing partner Nokia Siemens Networks, our LTE network delivers truly satisfying super-fast 4G services for bandwidth hungry customers in today’s data-dominated world.”

“With our LTE infrastructure, Ooredoo’s LTE network raises the bar for data services in the country and the operator can keep pace with the surge in smartphone adoption and bandwidth-intensive applications and services,” said Qais Esrawee, head of sub-region, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Nokia Siemens Networks’ radio network platform saves not only energy and space with its compact nature, but also capital costs for Ooredoo, as our radio access network is future-proof and runs 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) services concurrently on the same platform.”

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks as the sole supplier provided its Single RAN (radio access network) based on its award-winning, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station. In addition, the company provided its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) platform, including Flexi NS (network server), Flexi NG (network gateway), and Liquid Core based SGSN (serving GPRS support node). Nokia Siemens Networks’ voice call solution Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB)* has enabled Ooredoo’s 4G customers to make voice calls using either the operator’s GSM or 3G networks while enjoying text messaging (SMS) and data services through the LTE network. At a later stage, Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) will be introduced allowing Ooredoo’s 4G customers to make voice calls without having to fall back to GSM or 3G networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks also upgraded its NetAct network management system for consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization of Ooredoo’s GSM, 3G and LTE networks. In order to provide the most secure LTE network without any degradation in throughput, Nokia Siemens Networks supplied its 3GPP LTE security solution. The company also provided its network implementation services for a smooth and rapid rollout. It will continue to maintain the high quality of the LTE network for Ooredoo with its care services.

Source: http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/ooredoo-launches-4g-network-to-provide-ultra-fast-mobile-broadband-in-qatar

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