India’s Airtel starts LTE-FDD trials

India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel kicked off LTE-FDD trials in Chennai yesterday and will extend them to Mumbai and Hyderabad by the end of the month. It is offering existing 3G users a free upgrade to 4G. The operator, …

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Globe completes $700M 4G expansion

Globe Telecom in the Philippines announced today it has completed a $700 million network modernisation initiative, which included the rollout of 4,300 LTE cell sites. Globe, the country’s second largest mobile player with a 38 per cent market share, expanded …

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Vendors prepare for 4G in India with release of low-cost smartphones

In preparation for the launch of 4G services in India early next year, a number of local and foreign handset vendors are introducing low-cost TD-LTE smartphones. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Microsoft Devices, Xolo and Gionee have released 4G handsets priced at INR8,000-15,000 …

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China Mobile looks to rural areas to drive 4G revenue

China Mobile is looking to tap into the country’s rural areas, already with an estimated 400 million subscribers, to expand its mobile broadband revenue by as much as CNY66 billion ($10 billion) over the next three years. The country’s largest …

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