E-Plus tabs ZTE for IMS infrastructure


Chinese vendor ZTE announced it is working with German mobile network operator E-Plus on the deployment of an IP multimedia services (IMS) based core network infrastructure, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The infrastructure will form the basis for a commercial voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service in the E-Plus network. ZTE confirmed it has constructed the IMS core network. Trials […]

Opening Algeria’s market


Algerian Telecoms Minister Zohra Derdouri revealed the country’s fixed telephony market could be opened up to competition soon, Agence Ecofin reported. During a press conference with Algerie Telecom (AT) CEO Mehmel Azouaou, Derdouri said, “We want to create real competitive conditions by installing one or more other operators for fixed [services]… as soon as this […]

StarHub gets faster


Singaporean fixed and mobile operator StarHub upgraded data speeds on its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network as it tries to keep pace with rivals SingTel Mobile and M1 Limited (M1), TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. As the city-state market prepares for a faster, new evolution of smartphones StarHub explained the upgraded network – which will double […]

Videotron launches LTE network


Quebec-based quadruple-play cableco and mobile operator Videotron launched commercial services over its new 4G LTE network, four years to the day since launching its original 3G cellular network, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. In its press release Videotron announced its LTE mobile broadband service reaches nearly 90 percent of Quebec’s population and supports speeds of up to […]

Digital switch in Peru delayed


Peru has delayed the switchover to digital terrestrial television (DTT) by five years, TeleSemana reported. The article cites Jose Gallardo Ku, Peru’s Minister of Transport and Communications explain the transfer from analogue to digital was set to start during the second quarter of this year; the third quarter of 2015; and the fourth quarter of […]