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TeliaSonera acquires AinaCom’s consumer operations and fixed networks

Sonera, the Finnish arm of TeliaSonera, has signed an agreement to acquire AinaCom’s consumer operations and fixed networks. Click here for more.


NetComm Wireless Enables Fixed Wireless Internet Availability to Rural and Underserved Areas in the U.S.

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC), today announced an initiative, with one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies, to supply the Outdoor Wireless Antennas needed to bring Fixed Wireless Internet connectivity to select rural and underserved premises across the U.S. Click here for more.

Cellular News

South Africa Telecommunications Strategic Analysis and Outlook to 2025- Analysis of South Africa Mobile, Fixed Telephone and Broadband Markets

South Africa Telecom outlook report is a comprehensive analytical research on the South Africa’s cellular, fixed telephone and fixed broadband segments.

Through detailed analysis of the current market conditions and industry trends, the report analyzes the South Africa telecommunications sector. Click here for more.

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Telekom Austria migrates fixed net telephony to VoIP

A1 has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP

A1 has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP

Telekom Austria has announced that its domestic brand, A1, has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP, claiming to be the first to do so in the EU.

The firm said that although the migration caused interruptions to the telephone service, they lasted just a few minutes and took place at night, outside of peak hours. The group also made temporary call forwarding available without any extra charges for emergency services during the switchover.

Following the integration, the IP network was supplemented by two new network components: the multi service access node (MSAN), which was provided by Chinese kit vendor Huawei and an advanced IP-softswitch (AIPS) delivered by system integrator Kapsch CarrierCom.

The group explained that the rollout was carried out across the country from west to east with a total of 50 switching centres migrated each week.

“The integration of fixed net telephony into our all-IP data network was one of the most comprehensive and complex projects in the history of our company,” said Günther Ottendorfer, CTO at Telekom Austria Group.

“In only four years, we not only had to migrate a total of 1,480 switching centres for roughly 2.3 million fixed net customers, but we also had to implement major changes in a great number of IT systems, ranging from billing to customer service. However, the Austrian team was able to ensure a smooth migration process and meet the planned time schedule, turning this challenging undertaking into a showcase project, whose impact goes far behind our scope of activity.”

France Telecoms Service Report 2017: Operator and Government Focus on Providing Ultra-Fast Speed Mobile and Fixed Broadband to Drive Market Growth – Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “France: Operator and Government Focus on Providing Ultra-Fast Speed Mobile and Fixed Broadband to Drive Market Growth” report to their offering. Click here for more.

Cellular News

Sprint and Dish to Test Fixed Wireless Internet Services

USA based networks, Sprint and Dish have announced plans to jointly develop and deploy a fixed wireless broadband service. Click here for more.


Fixed Broadband Access Equipment Market Set to Peak in 2011

Global spending on broadband aggregation (DSL, PON and FTTH) equipment declined 3% sequentially in 3Q11 to $ 2.0 billion, led by a double-digit drop in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Click here for more.


Commission welcomes Dutch proposals on fixed and mobile phone termination rates

The European Commission has endorsed the proposal of the Dutch telecoms regulator (ACM) concerning fixed and mobile termination rates. Click here for more.


Vipnet Acquires Three Local Fixed Net Providers in Croatia

Vipnet, the Croatian subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group, today announced the acquisition of three regional cable network providers, which correspond to a customer base of 6,500 additional customers. Click here for more.


Vodafone Germany offers fixed access over DT network

Vodafone will piggyback on Deutsche Telekom's network

Vodafone will piggyback on Deutsche Telekom’s network

Vodafone Germany on Thursday announced a deal with local fixed line operator Deutsche Telekom that will see Vodafone offering high speed fixed line broadband and IPTV nationwide.

The next generation network access contract will see Vodafone initially use DT’s VDSL network under a bespoke Layer 3 IP bitstream agreement. Vodafone will be able to offer its customers connection speeds of up to 50Mbps from the outset, rising to 100Mbps once DT has deployed vectoring technology. Vodafone’s will also offer on-demand and broadcast IPTV services.

Going forward, the two companies have agreed that a more advanced Layer 2 (Ethernet-based) bitstream product will be made available from 2016, which will allow an even greater level of differentiation and control over the design and delivery of the services that Vodafone offers to consumers and enterprise customers.

Vodafone Group Chief Executive for Northern and Central Europe, Philipp Humm, said: “Our agreement with Deutsche Telekom will greatly enhance our ability to offer our German customers a range of competitive, high-speed broadband and TV services, in addition to our industry-leading mobile services, in line with our broader Europe-wide strategy.”