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MTN Objects to Vodacom, Neotel Deal
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In a significant development, MTN has lodged objections at both communications regulator Icasa and the Competition Commission against Vodacom’s proposed R7bn acquisition of Neotel, putting a potentially big hurdle in the way of the conclusion of the deal. TechCentral has established that MTN has objected to the transfer of Neotel’s spectrum assets to Vodacom, arguing […]

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Telkom 150Mbps LTE-A Goes Live
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Telkom’s new LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network went live today in Parkview and surrounding areas, delivering Internet connectivity speeds of up to 150Mbps. Parkview has been identified as a Telkom “Futurehood” and is the first of over 50 suburbs set to be connected to Telkom’s LTE-A network by March 2015.

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Alcatel-Lucent Wins Breakthrough Contract in Scandinavia with AINMT to Deploy 4G LTE Mobile Broadband
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Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy 4G LTE and IP networking solutions throughout Scandinavia for AINMT Holdings AB. The company will initially roll-out a complete mobile broadband access network – one of the first in the 450 MHz spectrum band – for ice.net in Norway, Net 1 in Sweden and Denmark to enhance services for customers. AINMT […]

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Virgin Media’s Superfast 152Mbps Broadband Heading To 5,000 New Glasgow Homes
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Virgin Media is making superfast 152Mbps broadband available to 5,000 extra homes in Glasgow. By the end of November, thousands of more homes in Scotland’s biggest city will be able to get up to 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps broadband services and pay TV packages including Sky Sports and BT Sport HD.

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NEC Wins Solomon Islands Microwave Backhaul Contract
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Mobile and fixed-line broadband capacity in the Solomon Islands is set to be boosted with the deployment of NEC Australia’s microwave radio technology in three of the largest provinces of the country. The microwave backhaul deployment will significantly improve fixed line and mobile broadband speeds across three key provinces. The deal was won through a […]

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Americans Are Suckers Who Have Themselves To Blame for Crappy Broadband
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Our family moved to Toulouse, France in late August after living in the San Francisco Bay area for 15 years. We lived in a lovely two-bedroom house in North Oakland. Now we live in the city center of Toulouse, France, in an apartment where I’m a broadband customer of a company called Numericable. Here’s what […]

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