Recently Google has released its new Nexus 6 mobile phone, and it comes with several tweaks, one of which is the fact, that the device is locked for several carriers. Previously Nexus smart phones were open for all carriers and any SIM cards, but it seems that Nexus 6 still can be useful for various carriers in some cases.
Vodafone Czech Republic (formerly Oskar) has signed up three million mobile subscribers, reaching the milestone shortly before the tenth anniversary of the firm’s operation in the domestic market.
The US Justice Department has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to free up wireless frequencies to enable greater competition in the country’s mobile broadband market, Reuters reports.
Following its mid-October acquisition of fixed line operator Comstar, Russian cellco Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has purchased fibre-optic network operator Eurotel in a USD110 million deal. Eurotel's network, which currently connects most of the major cities in the country, extends to 19,500km, increasing MTS’ backbone to around 35,000km in total.
According to a company press release, Entel PCS has commenced LTE field testing, becoming the first company in Latin America to do so. The tests were run on equipment from Ericsson.
Bulgarian news agency BTA has reported that by 31 December 2009 approximately 1.8 million users had registered their pre-paid SIM cards.
According to the news service Interfax, China’s telecoms regulator the MIIT plans to work with other government departments to create a real name registration policy for mobile phone users by the end of 2010. However, Liu Jiang, an official in the MIIT’s technology department, said that there are two significant obstacles to implement the policy.
India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has confirmed that the launch of mobile number portability (MNP) has been delayed until the end of March 2010, the Economic Times reports.
The executive president of Venezuelan mobile operator Digitel says he expects the company to reach 300,000 3G subscribers by March this year, up from 100,000 at end-2009, reports BNamericas quoting local press.
Ukraine’s largest mobile operator Kyivstar has selected Alcatel-Lucent to design, install, and maintain a countrywide metropolitan transmission packet based IP/MPLS network as part of its larger IP network transformation.
Venezuelan mobile operator Movistar plans to begin deploying LTE infrastructure in large cities across the country during the second half of 2011, reports BNamericas quoting the company’s networks and infrastructure VP Juan Comerma.
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