Friday Network News: January 10

10 January 2014 |


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Mobile subsidiary of Spanish Telefonica Movistar has launched 4G services in Peru. Movistar’s LTE network now covers seven districts of Lima. [read more]

FiberLight has completed and delivered a redundant fibre-optic network for the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in the US within the Northern Virginia metropolitan market. The metro ring utlises FiberLight’s underground fibre-optic network in the Northern Virginia area markets, and connects three switching PoPs, which links into the LINX NoVA multi-site internet exchange. [read more]

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has partnered with Indonesia’s Telkomsel to upgrade the operator’s 3G network across the country. Telkomsel utilised NSN’s radio and core network, as well as other comprehensive services, to upgrade its GSM and 3G HSPA+ networks in Indonesia. [read more]

French radio and television service provider TDF has announced a partnership with network specialist Ciena, to enhance its network capabilities. TDF has deployed Ciena’s optical solutions to enable the delivery of 100G services to its customers, as well as increase its bandwidth for those customers requiring high-speed and low-latency connectivity. [read more]

UK mobile operator EE has reached 2 million customers on its 4G LTE network in the country. Just 14 months after becoming the first player in the UK market to offer 4G services – and four months after hitting the one million mark – EE now has 2 million subscribers for the service. [read more]

Colombian operator Lazus has selected French vendor Alcatel-Lucent to deploy metro networks in nine Colombian cities. Alcatel will utilise its converged IP/MPLS technology to provide Lazus customers with nationwide 2G, 3G and 4G services. [read more]

O2 Germany has begun to test VoLTE handovers from 2G or 3G networks outside of LTE coverage areas across its live network. The service will go live in due course, as the company targets increased speeds on its mobile network. [read more]

US mobile giant AT&T has announced that it has extended its 4G services to 26 new markets in the US. AT&T is now on a level with rival Verizon Wireless in 4G coverage, with the move raising AT&T’s total LTE markets to 500. [read more]

British operators Vodafone and EE are close to signing deals with Eurotunnel, which will enable the use of mobile phones and tablets under the sea during the Channel tunnel crossing. Sources close to the matter told reporters that UK customers would soon be able to make voice calls and use 3G services while travelling the 23 miles of the world’s longest undersea tunnel. [read more]