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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
Vodafone Australia is reallocating half of its mobile spectrum for 3G to 4G, and plans to expand the latter network to cover 95% of the urban population by the year end, according to local reports.
Mobile operator EE has announced the addition of 1.3 million customers to its 4G network in Q2 this year and claimed that take-up of its mobile broadband service was the fastest in Europe.
Manx Telecom has launched the first 4G network in the Isle of Man, UK.
Analysts are warning that Thailand’s decision to suspend its 4G mobile licence auction could cause a loss of $4 billion to the market.
Hutchison Whampoa’s Austrian unit, Drei, has withdrawn its appeal against the results of the country’s €2 billion 4G frequency auction.
African and Latin America telecoms player Millicom has launched 4G services in Bolivia.