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du tests Nokia's 40 Gigabit TWDM-PON
15 Dec 2016

UAE-based service provider du has tested Nokia's Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) technology.

BroadSoft passes 15m phone lines in the cloud
09 Nov 2016

BroadSoft says it now delivers more than 15 million cloud unified communications (UC) lines around the world, and says its total is three times that of its nearest competitor.

The 2016 Global Carrier Awards winners are ...
08 Nov 2016

The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year.

MNF signs 4G wholesale deal with Telstra
04 Oct 2016

MNF Group has signed a mobile virtual network operator agreement with Telstra Wholesale which will see the retail and wholesale voice-over-IP provider launch 3G and 4G services.

Zen Internet aims for 400 UK PoPs by 2017
29 Sep 2016

Zen Internet has announced a multi-million pound investment in its next generation UK network to increase the number of exchanges where it has a point of presence (PoP) from 270 to 400 by January 2017.

NBTC files 1.7bn baht lawsuit against True Move and DPC
20 Sep 2016

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has filed a 1.7 billion baht (£37.5 million) lawsuit against True Move and Digital Phone Co (DPC) over retaining their customers after the expiry of their mobile concessions.

Zain Iraq, Ericsson sign new 3G mobile network deal
31 Aug 2016

Zain Iraq and Ericsson have extended a managed services deal which will see the vendor further optimise network and IT operations for Zain’s nationwide 3G network for another three years.

FreedomPop receives $50m investment from LetterOne
30 Aug 2016

MVNO FreedomPop has received a $50 million investment from Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s investment fund LetterOne (L1) as it looks to launch across an additional eight markets by the end of next year.

Spirit Telecom appoint COO and CMO
15 Aug 2016

Spirit Telecom has announced the appointment of Matthew Hobbs as chief operating officer and Catherine Bolch as its first chief marketing officer.

Telenor appoints Swisscom mobile head as CEO
10 Aug 2016

Telenor has announced that Alexandra Reich has been appointed CEO of its Hungarian outfit and executive vice president of the Telenor Group, effective November 1, 2016.

Daisy launches new hosted voice service
28 Jul 2016

Daisy Group has launched the Hosted Voice Select (HV.Select) platform, a brand new fully hosted and managed, high definition (HD) IP telephony service to both its direct and indirect routes to market.

Telstra COO Kate McKenzie quits telco
25 Jul 2016

Telstra has today announced that its COO, Kate McKenzie, also a former group MD of Telstra Wholesale, is to retire after 12 years at the telco and “will leave Telstra in the coming weeks”.

Vodafone UK goes live with Cisco’s SON technology
21 Jul 2016

Vodafone UK has announced that it has become the first mobile company in the UK to go live with Cisco’s self-optimising network (SON) technology to boost voice quality and reduce network congestion.

Capacity survey says Brexit bad for business
27 Jun 2016

Despite Brexit causing uncertainty in the telecoms market, with Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica now reviewing and delaying the sale of its UK wireless unit O2 over fears of market volatility, there is still an air of optimism.

Spark NZ sells international voice business to MNF
03 Jun 2016

Spark New Zealand has announced that after attaining governmental approval it has concluded the sale of its international voice business to retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group for AU$22 million.

EU states free up 700MHz band
27 May 2016

The European Council has approved plans to free up mobile broadband spectrum in the 700MHz band across the 28-nation bloc to provide faster mobile broadband speeds and improve access to internet services, particularly in remote areas.

BT confirms global wholesale VP appointment
03 May 2016

BT has confirmed the appointment of Damien Staples as the vice president of its global wholesale voice and roaming business, to head up a new-look carrier unit.

MARKET STRATEGY: Store wars go online
22 Apr 2016

Retail chains are investing heavily to streamline their businesses and target new consumers. Carriers can play a role in this transformation, not just with connectivity solutions but by helping retail organisations use the potential of IoT, big data analytics, A2P and other growth-enabling technologies.

Ooredoo and TI Sparkle sign strategic deal
13 Apr 2016

Ooredoo’s global wholesale arm and TI Sparkle have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop new telecommunication services and share knowledge

France's Orange to go all-IP on fixed network
17 Feb 2016

Arcep, the French telecoms regulator, has started a consultation on Orange’s plan to phase out the country’s public switched telephone network and move to an all-IP service.

Telefónica to deploy cloud-VoLTE in Colombia
16 Feb 2016

Telefónica’s Colombian unit has partnered with Ericsson to deploy what is thought to be the country’s first cloud-based network for voice over LTE (VoLTE) services.