Qualcomm, Smartron sign 3G/4G patent licence agreement

San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) US chip manufacturer Qualcomm and home-grown technology firm Smartron on Monday signed a 3G and 4G patent licence agreement ... Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific and India, Qualcomm International. ( read original story ...)

Nokia 3310 pricing in Europe extends to a 3G variant

Nokia phones are snaking towards customers in the next weeks. The biggest thing since sliced bread, though, has been the Nokia 3310 — people looking for a nostalgia rush have put in pre-order after pre-order for the 2G device for a little €49 clanger. ( read original story ...)

Airtel Partners ZTE to roll out 4G service in Nigeria

Airtel Networks Limited, has announced a strategic partnership with ZTE to launch 4G (fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria. In December, 2012, Airtel became the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a ... ( read original story ...)

Vodacom clocks 240Mbs on 4G+ network

Following the tests, Vodacom says Brooklyn Mall can now lay claim to "the fastest 4G+ shopping mall in South Africa". The mobile operator notes these speeds were achieved by the optimising of Vodacom's 4G+ network at the mall, via refarming of existing ... ( read original story ...)

MTN SA & Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa. LTE LAA is an evolution of the LTE-Unlicensed mobile technology, which enables LTE to utilise unlicensed spectrum to significantly enhance network capacity. ( read original story ...)

MTN achieves 400Mbit/s LTE

MTN South Africa, working with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei, has trialled an LTE Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) network at a test site in Pretoria. The mobile operator claimed on Friday that it is the first time the technology has ... ( read original story ...)