India’s Jio plans two-pronged 4G device strategy

India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm plans to market its long-anticipated 4G service through more than 1,000 ‘Jio Centres’ and will offer Jio-branded devices under its parent company’s retail unit, Reliance Digital. The operator, which is owned by Reliance Industries, is investing …

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Vodafone sees signs of European recovery in Q1

Vodafone Group talked up the positives in its quarterly update, although it is still clearly facing challenges in its core European markets – and the company offered no further updates on its asset exchange discussions with Liberty Global. Group service revenue decreased 2.9 …

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4G drives 43% profit growth for ZTE

ZTE said that 4G growth gave a strong boost to both profit and revenue in the first half of 2015. According to preliminary results released today, the company is expecting first half profit attributable to shareholders of CNY1.61 billion ($259.69 million), …

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China Mobile expands 4G user base to 21% of total

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: The world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile has added 190 million 4G connections in just 18 months since receiving its TD-LTE licence from the government in December 2013. China Mobile executive VP …

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China Mobile expands 4G user base to 21% of total

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: The world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile has added 190 million 4G connections in just 18 months since receiving its TD-LTE licence from the government in December 2013. China Mobile executive VP …

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Indonesia’s top operators launch 4G on 1.8GHz band

Indonesia’s top five mobile operators have launched 4G service on 1.8GHz networks in selected cities and regions over the last week. The operators – Telkomsel, Indosat, XL Axiata, 3 Hutchison and Smartfren – together have a 99 per cent share …

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China Telecom aims for 95% 4G coverage by year-end

China Telecom is on track to build what it says is the world’s largest LTE-FDD network, with 460,000 base stations giving it 95 per cent population coverage by the end of the year. The country’s third largest mobile player, with …

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Airtel accuses former employee of sharing stolen data with Jio

India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has filed a complaint with the police, accusing a former employee of copying internal documents and sharing them with rival newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm. Airtel claimed in the complaint that Yasir Majid, who left …

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Mobile industry “cannot stand still” ahead of 5G – Orange

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Alain Maloberti, SVP of network architecture and design at Orange Group, urged the industry to continue developing 4G technology to meet evolving customer needs, warning that “we cannot stand still for five years in order to wait …

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