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Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent Wins GSM Network Contract from China Mobile Pakistan

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Ericsson yesterday announced that it has been selected by China Mobile Pakistan Limited (CM Pak), a company created after the former Paktel was acquired by China Mobile Communication Corporation (China Mobile), for the expansion of its GSM network throughout the southern Pakistan. Under the contract, Ericsson will provide a complete GSM ...

EU Outlines Plans for "Super" Regulator

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The European Union (EU)'s Information Society Commissioner, Viviane Reding, has outlined plans to launch proposals into the creation of a single 'super regulator' for the region. In a statement released on 31 May, Reding said she will launch the proposals by end of October 2007, seeking further powers to strengthen telecoms ...

Ericsson Wins Vodafone Spain's 3G Deal

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Global mobile giant Vodafone has selected Ericsson to modernise and expand its existing WCDMA/HSPA radio-access network throughout Spain. In a statement, Ericsson said that under the three-year deal, it will deliver WCDMA radio base stations to enhance Vodafone Spain's network coverage and add the latest Ericsson HSPA functionality ....

Mirror Promises Better Telecom Lasers

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A new high-performance mirror, developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, could dramatically improve the design and efficiency of next generation telecom devices relying on laser optics. The new mirror packs the same 99.9 percent reflective punch as current high-grade mirrors, called distributed Bragg ...

Why Telcos Need Web 2.0

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IMS might not be the answer, it turns out. Service providers looking to create new revenue-driving applications will instead have to adapt to the Web 2.0 world, using the concept of 'mashups' to quickly create new Web-based services, according to the latest Services Software Insider report, Telco Web 2.0 Mashups: A New ...

AT&T Offers International Text Messaging

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AT&T has announced an international text-messaging plan. The new plan will include 100 international long-distance text messages for $9.99 a month. "A text package specifically for international use helps make friends and families across borders seem less far away by allowing them to communicate when time zone differences ...

BT's Flat Fusion

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BT Group plc has not given up on its fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) service, Fusion, despite flat subscriber growth. The operator now has 40,000 Fusion customers, which is the same number of customers it had about two months ago. With nearly two years of experience since BT first launched Fusion in 2005, BT says its FMC ...

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