ZTE CTO sees strong upside in mobile broadband, 4M still unconnected

LIVE FROM BROADBAND ASIA, SINGAPORE: Chinese network vendor ZTE believes the mobile broadband market is still a big growth opportunity, citing rollout in China and the increasing importance of software as two major potential revenue drivers. The company’s APAC CTO …

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China Telecom prepping Mexico network bid — report

China Telecom, the third largest mobile operator in its home country, is reportedly preparing a bid to build and run a new mobile broadband network in Mexico. Sources told Reuters that the Chinese state-owned telecoms company is looking for local partners …

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EC opens consultation on 700MHz usage

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on opening up the 700MHz band for mobile broadband. Interested parties are invited to give their views on the options laid out by former Commissioner Pascal Lamy in a report published last …

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PLDT sees strong growth in broadband, improved profits

PLDT, the largest telecoms operator in the Philippines, expanded its wireless broadband subscriber base 10 per cent to almost 2.7 million in the first nine months of the year, while fixed broadband connections rose 11 per cent to 1.1 million. …

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UN Broadband Commission: 50% of world online by 2017

A report by the UN Broadband Commission shows that 40% of the world’s population are already online, with the figure set to reach 50% by 2017. Data from the annually published report, titled The State of Broadband, predicts that the number of internet users is set to rise from last year’s 2.3 billion to 2.9 billion by the end of 2014.