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29 November 2012
| Kavit Majithia
Vivendi’s SFR today launched, what is claimed to be, France’s first public 4G network in Lyon.
The launch is a lift for the operator having announced 850
job cuts this week to ensure it remains competitive.
The 4G service will be rolled out to Montpellier on December
The French subsidiary of next-generation networks and IP communications firm Italtel has been awarded premier certification from Cisco.
Huawei has today announced plans to step up its procurement spending in Europe, as part of its investment strategy in the region.
Chinese vendor ZTE has partnered with China Telecom to develop the carrier’s eMBMS system, running on a hybrid 4G LTE network.
India’s Bharti Airtel has partnered with Swedish vendor Ericsson for the supply of equipment for its 4G network, according to local reports.
Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has partnered with Coriant for the upgrade of its mobile backhaul network in the country.
China’s Huawei has revealed plans to increase its R&D investments in France, and expand its industry co-operation with French partners.