LTE

France's InfoVista acquires M'sian telco software firm Aexio
Malaysian telco software house Aexio has been acquired by InfoVista, a company specialising in service performance and assurance software for the mobile industry.
Muted LTE ad campaigns good for the market
Nine months have passed since the first announcement was made with regard to the availability of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile technology in Malaysia. Edwin Yapp looks back and wonders if the subdued LTE ad campaigns are good for the ecosystem.
APAC, LATAM to dominate LTE rollout
LTE is out of the experimental stage and is being deployed worldwide. Operators in all markets are in the process of implementing LTE, but the emergence of the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions is set to challenge European and North American operators’ early lead, writes Chris Nicoll of Analysys Mason.
Celcom awards NSN three-year contract for LTE rollout
Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Axiata Group Berhad, has awarded Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) a three-year contract for its LTE (Long Term Evolution) solutions and services in the Klang Valley, which comprises Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburbs.
In Q2, Celcom surpasses RM2-bil revenue mark for first time
Celcom Axiata Berhad saw quarterly revenue for April to June 2013 hit RM2.01 billion, the first time in the company’s history it passed the quarterly RM2-billion mark, bringing the total to RM3.99 billion for the year to date (YTD), which represented a year-on-year improvement of 4.3%.
Apple’s new iPhones continue to aim at high-margin sweet spot
As Apple Inc unveiled the latest iteration of its iconic iPhone, analysts and pundits once again debated whether the technology giant can stay ahead of its rivals in the battle for smartphone dominance.
Building for data needs a fresh approach: Ericsson
According to a June 2013 Mobility Report released by Ericsson, a smartphone user is expected to more than quadruple mobile monthly data consumption from 450MB to an average of 2GB data per user in 2018. With the consumption of digital content via mobile devices set to rise even more in the coming years, mobile network operators need to brace themselves and their infrastructure to handle the load.
Mobile operators must fix weakest link or lose customers: Tellabs
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link -- this adage is perhaps the most apt phrase to describe the escalating challenges faced by mobile network operators in South-East Asia, according to telco equipment maker Tellabs Inc.
Maxis Q2 profits up 11.3%, revenue dips
Maxis reported net profit was up 11.3% to RM530 million for the second quarter which ended June 30, attributing this to the strength of its non-voice business, particularly mobile Internet, and cost management.
Syed Mokhtar’s Altel takes measured approach to its launch
It was a low profile introduction for the Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary owned telco, Altel Sdn Bhd, one of the nine telecommunications companies with some 2.6GHz spectrum allocated for Long Term Evolution (LTE) services.
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