MOBILE NETWORKS

  • Project Fi: Google launches its own mobile phone network 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Earlier this month, Google announced its plans to make international roaming free. On Wednesday, the search giant launched its own mobile phone network in the US that switches between WiFi and cellular networks to curb data use and cut down on the phone bills. The Google-run network, dubbed...
  • Google wants to make international roaming free April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchinson Whampoa, owner of the mobile operator Three in the UK, to make international roaming for Americans free of additional costs. In a bid to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts, and data, irrespective of...
  • India postpones mobile spectrum auction to March 4 January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has postponed the auction of mobile phone spectrum through which it is expected to raise $10 billion until March 4, according to a government notice on Tuesday. The auction was slated to start on February 25. The last date of submission of applications by Indian mobile operators has...
  • North Korean Internet, 3G mobile network 'paralysed': Report December 28, 2014

    Shanghai : North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country's networks. Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time,...
  • China 4G investment may reach $16 billion in 2014 December 29, 2013

    Beijing: Investment in China's 4G mobile phone network could reach 100 billion yuan next year with the number of users topping 30 million in more than 300 cities, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the minister of Industry and Information Technology as saying on Friday. Miao Wei made the comments...
  • At 150 Mbps, South Korea mobile network touted as world's fastest June 26, 2013

    Seoul: South Korea's largest mobile operator is this week launching what it says is the world's fastest wireless network. SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday that the LTEAdvanced network can download data at speeds twice as fast as LTE networks and 10 times faster than third generation services. With a transfer rate...
  • Vodafone says paid no UK corporation tax in two years June 8, 2013

    London: Vodafone Group Plc said it paid no corporation tax in Britain for the year to March 2013, prompting fresh criticism from campaigners who have made the UK mobile telephone group a target in the debate on corporate tax payments. Revelations of profit shifting by big companies have provoked anger...
  • Reliance Communications signs $1 bn contract with Ericsson February 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Reliance Communications has given a $1 billion contract to Ericsson to manage its network in orthern and western India over the next eight years. As per the contract, Ericsson will manage the daytoday operations across wireline and wireless networks and take over responsibility for field maintenance, network operations and...