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Why is SK Telecom's LTE network “Advanced” while EE's is not ...

Why is SK Telecom's LTE network “Advanced” while EE's is not ... | Telecom | Scoop.it
Both Everything Everywhere and SK's networks deliver 150 Mbps, yet because of a technicality only one is advertised as LTE-Advanced. This is yet another example of the arbitrariness of mobile industry marketing.
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Data is now a higher priority than voice, UK mobile users say - GigaOM

Data is now a higher priority than voice, UK mobile users say - GigaOM | Telecom | Scoop.it
Data is now a higher priority than voice, UK mobile users say
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Worryingly for mobile operators, 26 percent of respondents said they chat for less than half an hour each month on their handset.
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China ramps up its 4G efforts - Total Telecom

China ramps up its 4G efforts - Total Telecom | Telecom | Scoop.it
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China ramps up its 4G efforts
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The government is aiming for 250 million fixed broadband subscribers and 450 million 3G subscribers by the end of 2015.
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Fibre Optic Connections Boost World Broadband Users to 654.6 Million | ISPreview UK

Fibre Optic Connections Boost World Broadband Users to 654.6 Million | ISPreview UK | Telecom | Scoop.it

The latest Point Topic report for Q1-2013 reveals that the total number of global broadband subscribers has grown by 2% (12.5 million) in the quarter to hit 654,600,000 (up from 643.7m in Q4-2012), which remains fairly flat but continues to be fuelled by the rollout of new superfast fibre optic (FTTH, FTTC etc.) connectivity.

 

Overall, world broadband subscribers saw an annual growth of nearly 8% and the East Asia region continues to have the largest share of the market (37%), which is primarily being driven by the dominance of China. Indeed East Asia also accounts for 49% of all net additions across the world.

 

But the real news is the way that a new generation of superfast fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) and hybrid fibre (FTTx/FTTC) technologies are continuing to add new connections and cannibalise others from the old methods of slower copper (ADSL/ADSL2+) services. It’s noted that copper services declined by 2.77m subscribers in Q1-2013 and that’s up sharply from the 415,000 lost in Q4-2012.

 

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OECD Report Finds UK Fibre Optic Broadband Growth Hit 172% in 2012 - ISPreview UK

OECD Report Finds UK Fibre Optic Broadband Growth Hit 172% in 2012 - ISPreview UK | Telecom | Scoop.it
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which covers 34 countries that claim to support democracy and a market economy, has reported th
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3G price cuts reveals telcos preparing for 4G war - Business Standard

3G price cuts reveals telcos preparing for 4G war - Business Standard | Telecom | Scoop.it
3G price cuts reveals telcos preparing for 4G war
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Upgradation of service from 2G to 3G and now 4G is mainly to provide better and faster data.
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Sprint offers clearest indication yet of ‘tri-band’ LTE strategy | TeleGeography

Sprint is poised to commence selling so-called ‘tri-band’ devices that can access Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology across the 800MHz, 1900MHz and 2500MHz frequency bands.

 

The carrier currently sells LTE devices that utilise its 800MHz and 1900MHz spectrum, but this week will see both the NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot and the NETGEAR 341U USB Modem added to its device portfolio.

 

Sprint first launched its LTE network on its 1900MHz in July 2012, referring to the spectrum as ‘the primary band in its 4G LTE nationwide build-out’.

 

However, 30 June saw the company shut down its legacy 800MHz iDEN network, allowing the remaining spectrum to be repurposed as part of the ‘Network Vision’ scheme.

 

Going forward, following the close of its acquisition of the 50% of Clearwire that it did not already own, Sprint is adding the WiMAX giant’s 2500MHz spectrum to its LTE coverage portfolio.

 

Sprint said of the new spectrum: ‘[It] excels at broad-based, high speed coverage, [and] is expected to provide Sprint customers increased speeds and capacity in densely populated cities’.

  


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EU Commission raids telecoms | CNN.com

EU Commission raids telecoms | CNN.com | Telecom | Scoop.it

The European Commission has raided the offices of various telecom companies over concerns that the firms are violating antitrust rules.

 

The commission says it is looking into whether certain large telecoms offering Internet services have been abusing their dominant market position. A spokesman says Commission officials are searching through paper documents and e-mails in the offices.

 

The Commission refused to name any of the companies whose offices underwent "unannounced inspections." However, Orange, which recently changed its name from France Telecom, confirmed to CNNMoney that EU officials were still in the process of going through its offices.

 

Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica were also subject to the surprise investigations, according to reports. Neither company responded to a request for comment.

 

The Commission outlined how it was investigating potential issues with the way telecom companies worked with websites and content providers, potentially creating problems with how they connect to the Internet and offer various products and services to consumers.

 

"This service is crucial for the functioning of the Internet and for end users' ability to reach Internet content ... irrespective of the location of the provider," stated the Commission in a press release.

 

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Tele2 NL adds 49000 mobile customers in Q2 - Telecompaper (subscription)

Tele2 NL adds 49000 mobile customers in Q2
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Tele2 NL has started preparing for LTE deployment and has chosen suppliers for radio, core and IMS. It also plans to negotiate a new MVNO agreement for 2G/3G access.
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