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Global LTE subscriptions reached the 250 million milestone, says Ovum

The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the milestone of 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to global analyst firm Ovum. Ovum’s latest update to its World Cellular Data Metrics, which tracks mobile data usage and take-up including subscribers, deployments, revenues, mobile broadband usage, and SMS/MMS/data traffic, shows that the US is the world’s largest ...

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Huawei deploys Multi Operator Radio Access Network at rural areas in Malaysia

Huawei announced that it has successfully deployed the Multi Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN) mobile network sharing system(Maxis, Celcom, DiGi) through its partner Maju Nusa at over 127 sites spread across Malaysia. It is a national project under the TIME 3 Universal Service Provision program initiated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). TIME 3 Universal Service Provision (USP) ...

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Celcom still No.1 Telco with 13.4 million subscribers, CEO not joining MAS

Celcom Axiata Berhad Celcom is still the No.1 Telco in Malaysia with 13.4 million mobile subscribers, the highest in the country. In response to MalaysianWireless , the Celcom CEO denied media reports of joining MAS as the new CEO. “That’s completely untrue, I am not leaving,  my blood is still “blue”. I still need to deliver another 5 years at ...

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Alcatel-Lucent report estimates 15 million mobile devices are infected with malware

Alcatel-Lucent released new data showing that security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, putting device owners at increased risk of being spied on, having personal information stolen, or experiencing ‘bill shock’ as result of pirated data usage. The Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight Security Labs report found that mobile malware infections increased 17 percent during ...

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U Mobile to rollout 2,000 new 3G & 4G sites by the end of 2015

U Mobile Sdn Bhd, today announced an aggressive expansion strategy to strengthen its network through the roll-out of additional 2,000 new 3G & 4G LTE sites. This major rollout will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites, targeted to complete by the end of 2015. Once the upgrade is complete, the new network rollout will cover key cities and ...

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51 LTE networks launched this year, total 318 LTE operators in 111 countries

318 mobile operators have commercially launched 4G LTE networks and service in 111 countries, according to data released by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in its latest Evolution to LTE report. 51 LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year. ...

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Alcatel-Lucent sets new world record broadband speed of 10 Gbps over traditional copper telephone lines

Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services. Achieving 1 Gbps ‘symmetrical’ services – where bandwidth can be split to provide simultaneous upload and ...

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TM R&D signs MoU with ZTE Malaysia for next-gen passive optical network (NGPON) research

Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ZTE (Malaysia) Corporation Sdn Bhd (ZTE) to collaborate on next generation passive optical network (NGPON) research. The MoU encompasses joint NGPON research in contributing towards achieving the international standards through the strengthening of NGPON2 framework. Both ...

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Youth & apps to drive smartphone & data usage in South East Asia says Ericsson

Ericsson releases its first appendix to the Ericsson Mobility Report that specifically covers the South East Asia and Oceania region. The appendix illustrates the differences across the region, including smartphone uptake, access to LTE, and network performance. Three key trends driving ICT growth in the region are youth culture, urbanization and the rise of smartphones. The region’s youth population of ...

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300 mobile operators have commercially launched LTE networks in 107 countries

To date, 300 mobile operators have commercially launched LTE networks in 107 countries, according to a data released by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in its latest LTE report. 35 LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial 4G LTE networks is expected to exceed 350 before the end of this year.

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Nokia reinvents its business- Networks, HERE & Technologies

After completing the sale of its Devices and Services business to Microsoft on 25th April 2014, Nokia is reinventing its business with a three-pronged approach: Networks, HERE, and Technologies. While it’s no longer a manufacturer of mobile devices, its expertise in mobile broadband technology remains its core business proposition; a 2.7 billion Euro business as seen in its Q1 2014 ...

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Celcom has 13.3 million subscribers, 70% of its smartphones users on Android

At its 1st quarter 2014 financial briefing on Wednesday, Celcom Axiata Berhad said that its “continuous segmental acquisition drive to strengthen its connection with its customers” has resulted in the 2% increase of its subscriber base to 13.3 million. As of Q1 2014, the Telco has 10,363 (million) prepaid subscribers and 2,926 (million) postpaid subscribers. Average revenue per user (ARPU) for postpaid ...

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Celcom to enhance network with Nokia’s optimization services

Celcom Axiata Berhad announced that it has selected Nokia’s optimization services to enhance its network, voice and data quality in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur. The Telco said that it will be investing close to RM1 billion this year to improve network quality and expand its LTE network to a total of 2,014 base station sites.

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U Mobile partners with edotco to accelerate network rollout

U Mobile has partnered with edotco, a communications infrastructure services company, to accelerate network rollout and improve customer experience. The mobile operator said that the collaboration seeks to provide timely and cost-effective solutions that will result in wider and stronger network coverage, enabling U Mobile customers to enjoy seamless and greater mobile experience on-the-go.

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Maxis claim that its mobile network meets “International Standards”

In response to the compound issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Maxis is saying that its mobile network “is at level with good international standards”. On Monday, the MCMC sent out a statement to the media (including MalaysianWireless) revealing that 28 compounds totaling RM1.2 million were served to Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile. Among the Telcos, ...

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