China Telecom is ramping up its 4G efforts, with plans to build a hybrid TDD-FDD LTE network after China issues the 4G licenses.
 
China Telecom chairman and chief executive Wang Xiaochu said the company plans to spend 5 billion yuan ($816.5 million) this year to deploy LTE trial network.
 
Wang said most of the LTE network investment would su

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The Indian government has reportedly accepted a proposal from Vodafone to enter informal talks to resolve the long-running tax dispute over the operator's acquisition of Vodafone India.
 
The government and company have agreed to enter talks to work out a mutually agreeable set of criteria to settle the dispute, the Economic Times

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ZTE expects to swing back to a profit for the first nine months of the year, based on its finalized first-half results.
 
The company yesterday reported a 26.6% increase in 1H net profit to 310 million yuan ($50.6 million).
 
Profit growth for the quarter was higher than the 23.5% calculated during the company's

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Huawei has helped the Polish government deploy what it is billing as the world's first 3.6-GHz to 3.8-GHz eLTE network.
 
Covering wide rural areas of the Ozaworice region, the new network provides internet access to local residents.
 
Huawei provided a customized eLTE solution for this proje

Enterprise Innovation Editors
Despite the progress of the mobile internet, smart devices and social networks, the digital society is still in its infancy.
 
The internet remains primarily a channel for information acquisition, digital entertainment and e-commerce.

Ken Hu
The Vietnamese government is considering a crackdown on OTT voice and messaging apps due to the threat they pose to the nation's mobile operators.
 
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the government plans to develop policies in managing OTT communications services, Reuters

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SK Telecom has announced plans to jointly research next-generation radio antenna technologies in collaboration with Germany's Rohde & Schwarz.
 
The companies have signed an MOU to develop a testbed for upcoming RAN technology Active Antenna System (AAS) and to conduct R&D into next-generation antenna system equipment.
 
Rohde &amp

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Apple is due to launch its new mobile operating system, iOS 7, later in 2013.

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Operators must nurture fledgling smartphone users in emerging markets to ensure mobile internet services are a success, Ovum analysts believe.
 
Emerging markets are tipped to be primed for a data boom, but a lack of fixed infrastructure makes mobile networks the most l

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SAN storage vendor Dot Hill Systems aims to provide its new network management solutions to the global telecom sector.
 
The firm announced two new reference platforms for OEM telecommunication customers, and the expansion of its alliance program.

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