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Brazilian operators select LTE providers

Vivo and Oi have named their LTE supplier partners

Brazilian operators Vivo and Oi have named the suppliers for their LTE networks. Vivo, Telefônica’s subsidiary in the country, has announced that Swedish vendor Ericsson will supply and implement its 4G network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.

Ericsson will also be responsible for network implementation, including network rollout, design and support services. Ericsson has implemented Vivo’s GSM, WCDMA and HSPA technologies in the past.

Rival Oi has also selected Ericsson, along with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Alcatel Lucent for its LTE network, the operator told local reporters according to Reuters. Ericsson said that with these deals it has now signed 89 LTE contracts across 38 countries.

The news follows a report from the GSMA, which claims that mobile services will shape Brazil’s economic future. The country is the fourth largest mobile market in the world with more than 260 million active mobile connections, 60 million of which are mobile broadband, according to the association. It is set to maintain a strong pace of growth and reach 135 million mobile broadband connections by 2014. – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion

Vology Ranks No. 25 on 2017 MSPmentor 501 Managed Service Providers List

Vology, Florida’s leading Managed IT Service Provider, is honored to announce today that MSPmentor, a digital property of Penton Technology, has placed Vology in the No. 25 spot on its MSPmentor 501 2017 edition of the top 501 managed service providers worldwide. This is the third consecutive year Vology has been ranked on the list. Click here for more.

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ATandT Enables Content Providers to Absorb Mobile Download Costs

USA based ATandT has announced a scheme to allow content providers to cover the cost of downloading their content to consumer’s mobile phones. Click here for more.


BlackBerry Certifies First Platinum Providers for Security and Mobility Services

BlackBerry has announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. Click here for more.

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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.


Telecommunications Providers in East Africa Diversify Services to Sustain Revenue Growth

New and cost-effective services, and the increasing sales of low-priced handsets, are creating exciting prospects for operators in the East African telecommunications market. Click here for more.

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Malaysians Changing Telecom Service Providers Due to Lack of Transparency in Pricing and Subscription Plan

The lack of transparency in pricing and subscription plans are driving customers away from their telecommunication service provider, says Frost and Sullivan. Click here for more.


SMBs demand cloud services from comms providers

SMBs are demanding cloud services from their communications providers

SMBs are demanding cloud services from their communications providers

Almost 70 per cent of SMBs worldwide are more likely to select a primary communications service provider that offers cloud-based services over one that does not. Furthermore, 44 per cent of SMBs would switch providers to one that bundled cloud services with traditional services, according to research released this week.

Coleman Parkes Research surveyed 1,311 SMB decision makers from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific on behalf of Amdocs. The company found that with the growing adoption of cloud services among SMBs, the vast majority (80 per cent) prefer to receive one bill for all the communication services they consume.

To this end, a total of 74 per cent of SMBs want cloud-based services from their primary provider but only 45 per cent actually are receiving them, highlighting significant revenue growth opportunities.

That said, 32 per cent of respondents did not ask for information about cloud-based offerings from their primary service provider and 31 per cent do not believe their primary service provider even offers cloud-based services. In fact, 41 per cent believe they can get better deals from independent cloud vendors elsewhere.

According to Ian Parkes, managing director at Coleman Parkes Research, the survey revealed an appetite for cloud-based services and a big revenue opportunity for service providers who choose to capitalise on this.

“Those who become a one-stop-shop for all SMB communication needs, focusing on what SMBs consider essential such as bundles with cloud-based and traditional services, as well as a unified bill, will be most successful,” he said.

A total of 57 per cent of respondents stated that their companies already take advantage of cloud-based services and 44 per cent of those not yet using them are actively considering it. The most consumed services were for storage and backup (72 per cent), followed by computer networks (48 per cent) and office software (41 per cent).