Movistar turns on LTE in Guatemala


Movistar Guatemala announced it has switched on its 1900MHz 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in portions of Guatemala City, provincial capitals and some tourist sites, El Periodico reported. Telefonica’s Director of Guatemalan operations Humberto Pato-Vinuesa said, “This launch complements the comprehensive coverage of Movistar’s 3G network. Within the last 10 months we have invested […]

NTT DOCOMO deploys Oracle router


Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO deployed Oracle’s diameter signaling router in its 4G network to speed up the planned launch of Long Term Evolution (LTE) roaming services, TeleGeograpy CommsUpdate reported. The cellco said it implemented the Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router as a “virtualised solution” to provide centralized routing and improved traffic management and load-balancing […]

Safaricom eyes big expansion investment


Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile operator by users, revealed plans to invest KES30 billion to upgrade and expand its infrastructure to improve its voice and data, Ventures Africa reported. With 3,140 2G base stations covering around 90 percent of the population and 1,847 3G cell sites with around 58 percent population coverage, Safaricom intends to invest […]

Serbia looks for Telekom investor


The Serbian government is looking for an investment partner in Telekom Srbija and intends to privatize the telco through a public and transparent tender, news portal InSerbia reported. Looking to dispel fears of potential mishandling of the sale through corruption, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said, “This tender will be transparent and open for anyone […]

Ecuador ends CDMA support


Ecuador’s National Telecommunications Council (Conatel) disclosed CDMA mobile phones have ceased to be supported by the country’s last remaining CDMA network operator, state-owned Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT), TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Conatel recorded that up until the switch-off, 16,400 users still relied on the CDMA network. These users will be allowed a 30-day period to […]