Entel, Ericsson complete testing


Ericsson and Chilean telco Entel have completed what the former calls Latin America’s first live test of the APT700 band, ahead of the operator’s 700MHz 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) rollout, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The test used 10 sites with equipment using APT700 band on Entel’s live 4G LTE network in Rancagua city. Entel CEO […]

Telstra signs NBN agreement


Australian fixed line incumbent Telstra and NBN Co, the company overseeing the National Broadband Network (NBN) project, have signed revised definitive agreements, which the latter says “will pave the way for all Australians to have access to fast broadband by 2020.” Under terms of the deal, NBN Co will take ownership of elements of Telstra’s […]

Tigo begins improving Senegal network


Tigo Senegal – a wholly owned subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular (MIC) – has kicked off a project to improve its fiber-optic networks in the country’s Western region, launching an overhead fiber project as a solution to eliminating network interruptions and outages there, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Under the plan, Tigo will deploy approximately 360km of […]

Tele2 eyes 2015 as LTE-A launch


Swedish-backed operator Tele2 Netherlands (Tele2 NL) plans to launch its 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in the beginning of 2015, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The rollout will begin with network clusters covering Amsterdam to Rotterdam before coverage expands across the entire country. Tele2 NL is the first mobile service provider in the Netherlands to offer 4G services […]

Claro gets Argenita spectrum


Argentinian regulatory duo the Secretaria de Comunicaciones (SeCom) and the Comision Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC) confirmed that Claro Argentina paid USD281.49 million for the 3G and 4G-suitable spectrum it was awarded in the government’s recent frequency auction. While the license fees attributed to rival cellcos Telecom Argentina (Personal) and Movistar Argentina haven’t been formally divulged […]