MTS claims Russian 5G launch scheduled for 2018

It’s looking increasingly likely that 2018 will see major deployments of 5G across the world, as Russian incumbent MTS threw its hat into the ring with a predicted launch date.

Nokia shareholders approve Alcatel-Lucent takeover

Shareholders in Nokia ‘overwhelmingly’ supported the proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent at an EGM and the completion is now a formality of meeting minimum acceptance or tender conditions.

Mobile overtakes home broadband uptake globally – ITU

Reports published by both the ITU and Ofcom have given an update on global and UK-centric connectivity, with the former stating that worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions have overtaken the number of households connected to internet for the first time.

Samsung refutes talk of selling off its networks business

Samsung Electronics has strongly denied rumours that it is looking to sell its mobile comms kit making business, issuing a statement that the rumours are ‘entirely groundless’ and that it has ‘no intention to pull out from its network business’.

Accedian seals Telefónica network assurance deal

Mobile telco Telefónica has signed a global network performance assurance contract with Montreal based Accedian Networks to improve customer experience and underpin Telefónica’s LTE migration strategy.

LTE is all about customer experience, says Vodacom

Vodacom’s executive head of innovation, Jannie Van Zyl, today explained to AfricaCom attendees how the operator rolled out its LTE network, and how it’s primarily focussed on boosting customer satisfaction and experience.

Google talks Loon and connectivity at AfricaCom

At a busy keynote session at AfricaCom in Cape Town this morning, Google’s South Africa Country manager Luke Mckend talked about some of the ways in which the internet giant is looking to help bring connectivity to the continent.

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