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Euronews: Russians Turn On LTE TDD With NSN

Paul Rainford
9/19/2012
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Nokia Networks , Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) (NYSE: MBT) and Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) lead us off in today's charge through the EMEA telecom headlines.

  • MTS is officially launching what it says is Russia's first Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE TDD) network, offering downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s in and around Moscow. Nokia Siemens Networks, the sole radio access network and packet core systems supplier for the LTE TDD network, has migrated the operator's entire network from WiMax, pressing into service 2,200 multi-technology base stations. (See MTS Launches LTE TDD With NSN, NSN Claims LTE TDD Speed Record, Euronews: Russia's Ready for LTE and Russian Into LTE TDD .)

  • The carrier trend towards customer experience management (CEM) systems continues, with Telefónica calling on HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)'s Customer Experience Assurance package to address network quality problems for its mobile broadband customers worldwide. (See Telefónica to Deploy HP's CEM Software and Carriers to Pump More Cash Into CEM.)

  • Scandinavian giant Telia Company is anxiously awaiting the revelations of a TV program, due to be screened today, which examines its dealings with Takilant, a company in Uzbekistan from which it purchased a 3G license, frequencies and number series. The operator says it will comment on the programme's claims tomorrow, so watch this space.

  • BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) has signed a five-year deal with NCR Corp. for the latter to supply "delivery and integration services" for BT's multi-vendor Converged LAN Connect and IPT offerings aimed at BT enterprise customers worldwide. The value of the contract was not disclosed. (See BT Gets Integration Help From NCR.)

  • France's four main mobile operators have reached an agreement with the city authorities in Paris over the proposed installation of more masts, reports Reuters, potentially paving the way for 4G services. Concerns from environmentalists about the possible effects of mobile radio waves on the health of Parisians had apparently put a stick in the spokes of the 4G bandwagon there.

  • Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s decision to go with a different charger on the new iPhone 5 looks like it has seriously dented the fortunes of Volex, a U.K.-based supplier of power cords for electronic devices. The Daily Telegraph reports that shares in Volex fell 28 percent on Tuesday after it announced that profits would be flat because of an unexpected drop in demand from its largest customer in the consumer sector, which analysts believe is Apple.

  • U.A.E.'s Etisalat has sold a 9.1 percent stake in XL, an Indonesian mobile operator, for AED1.8 billion (US$490 million). Etisalat retains a 4.2 percent stake in XL. (See Etisalat Sells XL Stake.)

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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