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Ericsson acquires Airvana’s EVDO business

Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson has acquired the EV-DO (Enhanced Voice-Data Optimized) business of small cell specialist Airvana Network Solutions. The deal sees Massachusetts based Airvana, which has traditionally been a supplier of EV-DO software to Ericsson, transfer its 38 EV-DO specialist staff to the vendor.

Vodafone is set to roll out LTE-A network services

450MHz band has great potential, even for LTE

At one time, the CDG (CDMA Development Group) was pushing the rapid adoption of CDMA2000 in what many perceived as rivalry against the 3GPP’s WCDMA standard. But with so many CDMA standard bearers migrating to LTE, the group has changed its focus to stay relevant, and is now heavily pushing the 450MHz band as a significant opportunity for spectrum and capacity poor mobile carriers.

CBNL will help MTN upgrade its Nigerian 3G network

Multi-Links future in doubt as deal with Visafone is cancelled

South African incumbent operator Telkom has cancelled its planned sale of Nigerian subsidiary Multi-Links to Visafone. Having announced a done deal to the tune of $52m in April this year, Telkom CEO Nombulelo Moholi has said that a recent court ruling in Nigeria now means that the South African company is unable to go through with the deal. Consequently, Telkom will stop funding the subsidiary with immediate effect, leaving the future of the company in doubt.

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Neotel becomes Tata Communications subsidiary

India’s Tata Communications has upped its stake in South Africa’s second national operator Neotel, making the telco a subsidiary of the company. Tata’s stake has increased from 56 per cent to 61.5 per cent. It is not clear which of Neotel’s other shareholders has sold its stake; the Neotel website lists Communitel and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) partner Nexus Connexion as the other shareholders.

CBNL will help MTN upgrade its Nigerian 3G network

Telkom SA sells troubled Nigerian CDMA unit to Visafone

South African incumbent fixed-line operator Telkom SA has sold off its CDMA operation at the embattled Nigerian Multi-Links network. The deal, worth $52m, will see the transfer of the network to operator Visafone; Multi-Links’ fibre and fixed-line elements are not included in the sale.

The two companies offer complimentary optimisation solutions

China Telecom to buy parent’s wireless network

China Telecom is to buy the CDMA network it currently leases from parent company China Telecommunications. With fourth quarter profits up 42 per cent on the back of a tripling of smartphone users, China’s biggest fixed-line carrier is looking to build on that growth by reducing its 3G costs. Last year, the cost of leasing the CDMA network rose by 59 per cent – more than the depreciation of assets and other related costs – to CNY13.3bn ($2bn).

T-Mobile USA's financials are recovering following the breakdown of its proposed takeover

Deutsche Telekom keeps its US options open

With shares rising on the back of speculation of a T-Mobile/Sprint merger in the US, Deutsche Telekom CFO Tim Hoettges declined to comment on “rumour and speculation” saying only that the company is “open to all options” and that it is “flexibly positioned.”

Tim Cook's comments have dampened hopes that Apple will release an LTE iPhone this year

CDMA iPhone puts new slant on US carrier competition

There was no great surprise to Tuesday’s announcement that US CDMA operator Verizon Wireless has finally managed to secure a CDMA version of the Apple iPhone 4. The news is a boon for the Verizon network, which is widely perceived as offering the best quality in the country. iPhone pioneer AT&T meanwhile, could lose subscribers to its closest rival.

There are now questions over the likelihood that a CDMA version of the Nexus One will be brought to market

Nexus One will not be available on Verizon

Google has announced on a blog posting that a version of its Nexus One handset that is compatible with US carrier Verizon’s CDMA network will now not be made available. When the handset was launched in January this year, Google said that it would be partnering with Verizon to distribute the phone “in the future”. The announcement raises questions over Google’s commitment to a CDMA-based version of the Nexus One.

Ericsson wins Nortel LTE, CDMA auction

Ericsson wins Nortel LTE, CDMA auction

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson emerged as the highest bidder for Nortel’s LTE and CDMA assets in a 12 hour auction which took place on Friday.

EU rules against Portugal state's use of golden share in Telefónica Brazil deal

RIM attacks Nortel for rejecting offer for CDMA, LTE assets

Canadian handset vendor Research In Motion (RIM) has come out swinging against compatriot firm Nortel, alleging that the infrastructure vendor, which is in the process of selling itself off, has obstructed its attempts to purchase assets.

Nortel gets $650m for LTE, CDMA units

Nortel sells LTE, CDMA units to Nokia Siemens

Troubled Canadian vendor Nortel continued its fire sale over the weekend, agreeing to offload its LTE and CDMA businesses to mega vendor Nokia Siemens Networks.

CDMA players bet on LTE, WiMAX

An unusual announcement came through from the CDMA Development Group (CDG) Tuesday morning, claiming that CDMA operators will be among the first to roll out LTE and Mobile WiMAX. Pitching a 4G strategy based on cooperation with other industry organisations is a dramatic turnaround for the CDG, whose conflicts with lobby groups for competing 2G […]

China Telecom reveals wireless plan

China’s leading fixed line carrier, China Telecom, has revealed that it will pay a total of $16.1bn to acquire the CDMA network of mobile operator China Unicom. The deal is part of the Chinese government’s restructuring plan for the country’s telecoms sector, announced in May. China Telecom will pay Rmb66.2bn to acquire the CDMA network […]

CDMA2000 subs reach 421 million worldwide

Industry body the CDMA Development Group (CDG) said Monday that the total cdmaOne and CDMA2000 subscriber base grew by 20 million subscribers in the third quarter, to reach 421.4 million at the end of September. The organisation also said that the CDMA2000 3G subscriber base, which incorporates the various flavours of 1xEV-DO as well as […]


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