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Asia-Pac operators join forces on M2M

As operators globally begin to place more emphasis on the opportunities in the M2M sector, 11 Asia Pacific carriers have joined an alliance to offer their customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for M2M services.

Telstra sells out of Sensis, CSL

Australian carrier Telstra on Monday announced the sale of its struggling directories business. The sell off comes just weeks after the company offloaded Hong Kong operation CSL.

Four operators clinch 4G spectrum in Hong Kong auction

Four of Hong Kong’s mobile operators have successfully bid for a total of 50MHz of radio spectrum in the 2.5/2.6GHz band, according to the nation’s telecoms regulator the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA). The total amount raised from the auction stood at HK$1.54bn ($200m). The spectrum will enable the successful bidders to further develop 4G services in Hong Kong.

CSL exits “desperate” Hong Kong auction

Telstra has defended its decision to withdraw from Hong Kong’s spectrum auction. The firm said that “bids were destroying value” and that it had only participated in “an opportunistic way” because it already owns significant spectrum and would therefore “retain leadership no matter what the outcome of the auction could be.”

CSL switches on dual cell HSPA+ tech

Hong Kong operator CSL on Thursday launched what it claims is the world’s first commercial network based on the extended acronym LTE/DC-HSPA+. This is a combination 4G LTE network featuring Dual Cell HSPA+ technology. In layman’s terms, CSL can boost the quality of experience for users, particularly useful in poor coverage areas, by allocating two carriers for HSPA, effectively doubling the available bandwidth.

CSL demos Dual Cell LTE/HSPA+ network

4G evolution continues to gain traction with Hong Kong operator CSL demonstrating its progress in the deployment of what it claims is the world’s first Dual Cell HSPA+/LTE network.

ZTE claims SDR first in Hong Kong

The largest GSM operator in Hong Kong in terms of subscribers and revenue, CSL, is using SDR (software-define radio) base stations from ZTE to build out an all-IP integrated 2G/3G network that can be software-upgraded to HSPA+ and, eventually, LTE. Although the process of swapping out CSL’s existing 2G/3G base stations with ZTE SDR base […]

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