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LTE and Beyond: CTOs expect 5G launch and content partnerships in near future

CTOs of leading mobile operators expect to be promoting a “5G” network within 5 years, and to be partnering with OTT and content providers even sooner. Speaking at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, the CTOs of four top-tier mobile operators discussed the future of LTE networks and beyond, as well as the challenges facing… Read more

Francesco Radicati

Cross-border opportunities are there, but Telenor has work to do in Bulgaria

Pan-European operating group Telenor is making another move into Eastern Europe, this time buying Bulgaria’s Globul. The move makes sense for several reasons, but success won’t come easy in a country with high mobile penetration and a sluggish economy. On April 26, Telenor agreed to buy Bulgarian telecoms operator Globul from Greek operating group OTE… Read more

Elson Sutanto

It’s now or never: Tele2 gets out of Russia while the getting’s good

Up until last year, Tele2 was in the habit of referring to its Russian operation as its engine of growth. Quarter after quarter, Tele2 Russia consistently provided the greatest number of new customers for the group, beating out more established operations like that in its home market of Sweden; it added over 2 million new… Read more

Francesco Radicati