The European Commission is to begin making “specific proposals” for the release of the 700MHz spectrum band for use by wireless broadband services, after a public consultation gained majority support.
Turkcell subsidiary Astelit has become the first GSM operator to offer 3G in Ukraine, after launching the service through its life:) brand.
A UK university has built a prototype, single antenna full-duplex radio that could double the capacity of wireless systems.
Telenor Norway is focusing on Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and new data-centric service offerings after announcing plans to switch off its 2G and 3G networks within the next 10 years.
Vodafone UK has developed a mini mobile antenna designed to look like a bird box in order to boost coverage in rural areas without ruining its aesthetics.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new solution that helps operators shift existing voice services from public switched telephone network (PSTN) tech to all-IP infrastructure.
Greek operator Cosmote has used smart glasses, airborne cameras on drones and smart watches as part of a demonstration with Ericsson about how wearable tech can help manage a network.
Nokia Networks is claiming a new network steering manager can solve network congestion and increase an operator's capacity by up to 10 percent.
T-Mobile Czech Republic has completed a trial of 400G technology with Alcatel-Lucent in a bid to speed up data services in the country.
Nokia Networks has launched an "LTE network in a box", a 40kg macro base station aimed at bringing communications to disaster areas or industrial sites.
The call for BT to open its fibre network to rivals is just one facet of the UK’s increasingly complex infrastructure, as operators and regulators prepare for a transformed landscape in the wake of recent M&A activity.
BT and Hutchinson Global Communications will interconnect their IP packet exchange (IPX) networks to help extend the reach of fixed and mobile services and facilitate technology such as VoLTE.
Greece's national railway operator OSE is to deploy Nokia Networks's GSM-Railway solution to improve connectivity across its lines.
Globalstar Europe has launched a new satellite hotspot, allowing users to make calls and access the internet outside of a mobile network.
Operators are unlikely to begin switching off 2G and 3G networks until after 2020, despite the pressures on capacity, new research has claimed.
Tele2 CTIO Joachim Horn is leaving the Nordic telco to take up a role at an Asian operator.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has put a new satellite into orbit that will allow it to provide VSAT mobility services and direct to home (DTH) television broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe.
Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Germany will be the first European operators given access to the 700MHz frequency band after Germany’s Federal Network Agency admitted them to next month’s spectrum auction.
Telefónica Germany is expanding its mobile backhaul as it looks to integrate its O2 and E-Plus networks.
Analysts have said Nokia must move quickly to rationalise A-L's portfolio, make job cuts and learn lessons of the past.
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