Colombia to auction 25 MHz spectrum to enhance mobile broadband

Telecom tower

Colombia will be auctioning an additional 25 MHz of spectrum — 5 MHz in 900 and 20 MHz in 1900 MHz – in coming months in a bid to enhance mobile broadband networks. Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency is yet to finalize the dateline for the spectrum auction plan which is expected to ...

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Ericsson OSS / BSS powers Spark New Zealand to reengineer IT platforms


Telecom network vendor Ericsson today said Spark New Zealand has deployed Ericsson’s Service Agility Suite to reengineer its IT platforms. Claire Barber, general manager of Change and Technology for Spark, said: “Our re-engineering program has reduced multiple overlapping products and automated ...

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Samsung struggling in 4G LTE networks space

Sprint 4G user base

Samsung has experienced difficulty expanding its customer base to offer 4G LTE network in the past six months. The Korean device vendor, which is ambitious to expand its presence in the 4G LTE space, did not announce a new LTE customer in Q2 2014 or Q3 2014. “Samsung Networks will need to ...

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Airtel Capex up 81% to $616 mn, Q2 revenue up 11% to $3.7 bn


Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel today said its Capex for Q2 in fiscal 2015 increased 81 percent to $616 million. Bharti Airtel Q2 revenue rose 11 percent to $3.78 billion. Airtel Capex Capex of Bharti Airtel in mobile business was Rs 14,890 million. Airtel focused on expanding 2G and 3G ...

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BT Capex dips 10% to £533 mn, Q2 revenue drops 2% to £4.4 bn

BT Q2 revenue break-up

Telecom service provider BT today said its Capex (capital spending) for Q2 fiscal 2015 decreased 10 percent to £533 million. BT said it invested substantially in fiber, sport, regulatory headwinds, etc. BT Q2 revenue dipped 2 percent to £4,383 million, while profit before tax increased 13 ...

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