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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
Ghana operator Surfline Communications has launched the country’s first 4G data network in partnership with French vendor Alcatel-Lucent.
SingTel has partnered with Samsung and Ericsson to launch the world’s first 300Mbps 4G LTE-A service for smartphones.
UK operator Vodafone is facing pressure to cut its high tariffs for 4G mobile broadband or it risks pricing itself out of the market.
French vendor Alcatel-Lucent has partnered with service provider Pioneer Cellular to deploy a 4G LTE overlay network in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas in Midwestern US.
Spain’s Telefónica has offered €6.7 billion ($8.99 billion) to acquire French operator Vivendi’s Brazilian unit, GVT.
Vodafone’s Icelandic subsidiary has expanded its LTE footprint in the country to include Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago off the South coast of Iceland.