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MWC 2014 Daily Round-up: Day Two

Zuckerberg outlines vision of what Internet-access-for-all means for Facebook and the mobile industry Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his MWC 2014 fireside chat with author David Kirkpatrick on Monday evening to provide an update on the progress of the initiative and to promote the opportunities it offers to mobile operators. He also outlined how… Read more

Paul Lambert

Altel: the one and only operator offering LTE in Kazakhstan… for now.

Kazakhtelecom was the only operator in Kazakhstan to obtain a permission to use LTE frequencies in 2011. And until 2015 its fully-owned subsidiary Altel will have a monopoly on LTE. Other operators took the news with a bit of resentment, given that in 2010 Kcell and Beeline successfully tested LTE in Kazakhstan. But for Altel,… Read more

Alla Shabelnikova

Kuwait: The regional leader in mobile broadband

Kuwait’s three mobile operators – Zain, Viva and Wataniya – are in the process of upgrading their LTE networks to LTE-A, less than a year after the launch of 4G services in the country. Here is the country’s current situation on LTE-A: Viva announced LTE-A plans in September and is conducting trials for download speeds… Read more

Ismail Patel