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Is Bharti’s virtual MNO model a glimpse of the future?

| December 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

One of the most radical developments in the mobile phone industry was revealed during the GSMA Macau show last month, with Bharti Airtel CEO Manoj Kohli saying that the operator has literally outsourced everything except the marketing of services. Faced with limited disposable income from India’s population, Bharti Airtel has had to develop a new […]

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Cisco sets sights on video future

| December 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

The proliferation of video and other forms of rich media is changing the nature of networks today, a trend that calls for a new generation of equipment and technologies at the network level, says Cisco. The company announced at its C-Scape annual analysts briefing event yesterday, what it calls its medianet strategy, which will provide […]

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Credit crunch driving demand for optimisation tools

| November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

The global financial market meltdown is driving mobile operators to optimise their assets, according to network performance management tools vendor Aircom. “With the credit crunch, there’s been a little bit of a change of what we’ve been demand for,” said Margaret Rice-Jones, CEO at Aircom. “There’s far more demand for things that make the most […]

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Cisco: Internet data to reach Zettabyte level

| November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Cisco Systems announced a new flagship Carrier Ethernet-based Aggregation Router product that the company says is especially designed to support the massive amount of IP traffic expected in networks. Cisco unveiled the ASR 9000, which features a maximum switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps and per slot capacity of 400Gbps. The new ASR9000 is designed for […]

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Orange France to display environment information for phones

| October 14, 2008 | 0 Comments
Orange France to display environment information for phones

French operator Orange will display environmental ratings for both fixed and mobile phones on its Web site and retail stores starting this month. The initiative, part of a partnership with WWF-France, will display 5 categories of information on the environmental impact of phones for consumers. “Orange and WWF France have opted to evaluate the environmental […]

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NSN supplies its Flexi Base Station to du in US$225m contract

| October 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks claims that the energy efficient characteristics of its Flexi Base Station has won the company a US$225 million turnkey network expansion deal with UAE operator, du. The new contract includes a radio access solution that will support 2G, 3G and HSPA platforms and enables du to extend its network to cater for […]

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GSMA launches renewable push for off-grid sites

| September 24, 2008 | 1 Comment
GSMA launches renewable push for off-grid sites

The industry body representing mobile operators globally has launched a new programme with the aim of powering up to 118,000 new and existing off-grid base stations in developing countries with renewable energy sources by 2012. While focused primarily at operators in emerging markets with poor or limited power grids, the Green Power for Mobile programme, […]

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Pakistan’s Warid deploys Huawei’s solar-powered base station

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments
Pakistan’s Warid deploys Huawei’s solar-powered base station

Huawei Technologies announced that Pakistani telecom operator, Warid Telecom, has deployed the country’s first solar powered BTS site using Huawei’s Solar Powered Macro Base Station. According to Huawei, the solar powered base stations will be deployed in remote areas with limited access to the electricity grid. Warid Telecom chose to use Huawei’s Solar Powered BTS […]

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Nokia expands MY recycling scheme with kiosks

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay Nokia has introduced automated kiosks across the central Klang Valley of Malaysia in order to get people to recycle their mobile phones. According to a survey conducted by Nokia, only 3% of people recycle their mobile phones, as very few even think about or have an idea how to recycle phones […]

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Join Green Telecom at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress

| September 20, 2008 | 1 Comment
Join Green Telecom at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress

The CommsDay Melbourne Congress, co-organised by CommsDay and Green Telecom, and featuring a full day of speakers on sustainable telecoms practices, climate change opportunities and green infrastructure solutions, will be held on 30 Sept – 01 October at the Langham Hotel, Southbank. Sponsored by industry leaders, including Huawei Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Hatteras Networks, Juniper Networks, BearingPoint, […]

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