Vodafone UK to buy 140 stores from Phones4U

Vodafone UK is set to buy 140 stores from Phones4U. The strategy is to accelerate Vodafone’s retail expansion program. As part of the acquisition, approximately 900 former Phones4U employees will join Vodafone UK retail business. “Subject to court approval, we will start engaging with these ...

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AT&T fiber network offers 300 Mbps broadband access to businesses

AT&T announced a new U-verse broadband service with 300 Mbps speed for businesses. AT&T Business Internet service will offer upload and download speeds – over AT&T’s fiber network – up to 300 Mbps initially, with future plans to offer speeds up to 1 Gbps. AT&T Business ...

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Fixed LTE broadband access to reach 123 mn in 2019 from 15 mn this year

LTE consumption chart from ABI Research

The number of residential and commercial premises with fixed LTE broadband access will grow from 14.5 million in 2014 to 123 million in 2019, said ABI Research. ABI Research said 1.26 billion households do not have DSL, cable, or fiber-optic broadband and fixed and mobile telecoms are looking ...

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Mavenir opens NFV Centers of Excellence in Bangalore and Shanghai

Mavenir Systems announced two Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Centers of Excellence in Bangalore, India and Shanghai, China. These NFV centers aimed at supporting the development of NFV, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), VoWi-Fi and Rich Communications Services (RCS) deployments in the Asia ...

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Airtel Loop Mobile deal hits roadblock as telecom dept wants Rs 5.7 lakh

Airtel India

The Sunil Mittal promoted Bharti Airtel is facing a DoT block on its way to complete the deal with Loop Mobile to acquire its mobile subscribers and telecom sites in Mumbai. A director with Department of Telecom feels Loop is not offering MNP (mobile number portability) options to its 3 million ...

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