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Nokia claims LTE-A wins in Finland and Saudi

Nokia announces Finnish and Saudi LTE-A rollouts

Nokia Networks has claimed advancements in LTE-A network deployment by unveiling live network speeds and data transmission rates of up to 300 Mbps on Sonera’s LTE network in Helsinki. By utilising FDD/TDD technology it is claiming carrier aggregation of the 1800 and 2600 MHz frequency bands for the Finnish operator.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Viva, STC in Gulf LTE roaming deal

Kuwaiti mobile operator Viva on Monday introduced commercial LTE roaming services with neighbouring Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), marking the first 4G LTE roaming agreement between Gulf operators.

Middle East and African operator groups have agreed to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives

Middle East and African operators to collaborate on infrastructure sharing

Mobile operator groups serving the Middle East and Africa have agreed to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives in an effort to provide mobile broadband access to unserved rural communities in the region. The operators also intend to drive down the cost of mobile services for consumers across the regions.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Saudi’s STC renews NSN contract

Saudi Arabian operator STC has renewed its managed services contract with infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) which will see the Finnish firm continue to provide network planning and optimisation, network and service operations and hardware and software services for STC’s Al Jawal network in Saudi Arabia. The contract covers STC’s GSM, 3G and LTE networks that are within NSN’s footprint.

The AIX caters to Indonesia  and Malaysia

Axiata to acquire Indonesia’s Axis

Asian operator group Axiata has announced the acquisition of a 95 per cent stake Indonesian operator Axis. Axiata’s own Indonesian subsidiary, PT XL Axiata (XL), has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with the subsidiary of Saudi operator group STC.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Saudi Arabia’s STC expands LTE network

STC, the Saudi Arabian carrier, has added anotherLTE coverage to another five cities across the Kingdom, taking the total up to 11. The cities of Makkah, Madinah, Abha, Khamis Mushayt, Dhahran now have access to LTE, in addition to the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, Al Khobar, Al Ahsa.

Etisalat has called on vendor Alcatel-Lucent to extend its LTE coverage in the UAE

Middle East operators jump on LTE bandwagon

Following launches in Saudi from Mobily and STC, and in the UAE from Etisalat, Qatar’s QTel has launched its own LTE services and UAE’s Du has announced that it is working on an LTE service to launch before the end of the year.

Telefonica is seeing huge demand for video and cloud services

Smart pipes the answer for STC

Dr. Saad Al Khatani, Group CSO of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), believes smart pipes are the only way to effectively offset the high set-up and running costs of modern broadband networks, and maintain Quality of Service to the customer as new applications and services are added.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Saudi operators deliver LTE to Middle East

Saudi Arabian mobile operator Mobily has launched the first LTE service in the Middle East, but rival STC was hot on its heels, launching its own service a day later.

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