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MTN and Ericsson trial first LTE-U network
29 Apr 2016

Ericsson and MTN have partnered to trial LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U), which combines licensed and unlicensed 5GHz spectrum on indoor small cells, in South Africa.

Verizon reveals biggest OpenStack cloud build
26 Apr 2016

Verizon has revealed further details of its 18-month long NFV (network functions virtualization) architecture build, said to be the largest NFV OpenStack cloud deployment yet across five major data centres in the US.

Vodafone M-Pesa reaches 25 million users
26 Apr 2016

Vodafone has announced that its M-Pesa mobile money transfer service has reached 25 million customers across its markets in Africa, Asia and Europe.

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.

Vumatel borrows R3bn for FTTH
20 Apr 2016

South African fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) specialist Vumatel has announced it has reached a significant finance deal with Standard Bank and will spend R3bn (USD208.6 million) over the next two years to dramatically increase its operations.

Cloud services push IBM revenues up
19 Apr 2016

IBM has reported first-quarter earnings that were better than expected due to a strong performance from its cloud services division.

AAE-1 subsea cable lands at Crete
19 Apr 2016

OTEGlobe has announced the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system has landed at Chania, Crete. A source has indicated that the cable is set to commercially launch in November, 2016.

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