Africa: Mobile Subscriptions Hits 1 Billion Soon

DESPITE on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1 billion mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphones, is changing the face ... ( read original story ...)

Vodafone Australia wins 700MHz mobile broadband spectrum

"This spectrum band -- made available after Australia switched from analog to digital TV -- is highly valued for mobile broadband, in particular 4G services," acting ACMA Chairman Richard Bean said earlier this year. "We expect that the spectrum will be ... ( read original story ...)

TPG pays $1.3B for spectrum to build new 4G network

TPG Telecom (ASX:TPM) has announced it will build its own mobile network, and is set to become Australia’s fourth mobile network ... TPG currently buys its access to the 4G network from Vodafone. Now, TPG plans to spend around $600 million to roll ... ( read original story ...)

Getting A Taste Of 5G Experiences With Gigabit LTE

Yes, 5G is coming very soon, and we’re starting to see pre-5G news and announcements, but there have been even more Gigabit LTE announcements. In fact, actual launches have already happened in Sydney, Australia and New Orleans, Louisiana just to name the ... ( read original story ...)