Orange accelerates Africa push with Airtel acquisitions

Just a day after announcing the acquisition of Cellcom Liberia Orange has continued its strategic push into the African market by snapping up Bharti Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.

China Telecom, HPE open Beijing NFV lab

China Telecom has announced that its Beijing Research Institute has collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to open a dedicated NFV lab in China.

Ooredoo launches 375Mbps LTE-A in Qatar

Ooredoo, the pan-Asia and Middle Eastern telco, has confirmed the commercial launch of its brand new LTE-A service in Qatar, capable of delivering download speeds of up to 375Mbps.

Vodafone, Huawei demo NB-IoT in water meter

Vodafone, along with Huawei, has laid claim to successfully completing the first commercial trial deployment of internet of things technology based on narrowband technology.

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.

MTN joins Telefónica Partners Program

Latin America met Africa as Telefónica welcomed MTN to its strategic partner program, designed to generate additional scale and geographical reach.

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.

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