Friday Network News: March 29

29 March 2013 |

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Luxembourg-based telco operator Tango has utilised Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) technology to unveil 4G mobile broadband. NSN’s Liquid Core network and Circuit Switched FallBack (CSFB) systems have been implemented in the launch which claims to be the first 4G offering in the country. [read more]


Telenor Pakistan’s network will be fully upgraded to 3G by the end of the year according to a company source. Gyorgy Koller, CTO at the company, told local reporters that it is on track to achieve its goal, despite the network modernisation which has reportedly caused some disruption to service quality. [read more]


Level 3 Communications has announced it has launched a new high-capacity metropolitan network in Buenos Aires and Bogota. The advanced networks in Argentina and Colombia, respectively, joins Level 3’s high-speed networks operating in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in South America – and follows the construction of a new Colombia data centre in Bogota. [read more]


Pacnet has opened a Tier3 data centre in Chongqing, China in its latest bid to enhance the coverage of its network in the country. The company has approached an aggressive strategy for data centre expansion across Asia-Pacific, and the move provides the company with direct access to PoPs in the country. [read more]


Global Capacity and EarthLink have announced a joint wholesale services agreement to allow for increased benefits on an infrastructure basis. Solutions provider Global Capacity is set to gain an additional access network as part of the deal and complement its ability to provide automated connectivity solutions via its One Marketplace. [read more]


All economies within the European Union should receive benefits of up to €600 billion through the deployment of high-speed broadband, according to a report. The EU has forecasted that between the period of 2012 to 2020, 27 countries that make up the group should collectively see such a return, which will come as welcome news considering the amount of investment countries in Europe have had to make to deploy high speed broadband. [read more]


US-based mobile operator, nTelos Wireless, has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its regional wireless network services to 4G. Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G/LTE technology is designed to enable faster downloads speeds for nTelos customers, as well as support high-speed applications. [read more]


Sri Lankan mobile service provider, Dialog Axiata, will roll out a 4G LTE network following success at the country’s spectrum auction. The company spent 3.2 billion rupees ($25.2 million) to secure the 4G network which is reported to be the first in the Sri Lanka. [read more]


KT has strengthened its partnership with Akamai, to enhance its content delivery network (CDN) services in Korea. Incumbent carrier KT, who has partnered with the US company since 2011, will use its Aura Managed CDN which has a dedicated capacity available for its own content applications or third party services. [read more]