Thursday, 30 June 2011

Simple Mobile USA 1.5m activations

Simple Mobile hosted on T-Mobile announced that it has activated 1.5m activations, to be noted these aren't active subscribers, these are cumulative subscribers. Simple Mobile is a SIM only operation targeting subscribers who will bring their existing mobile to the operation or buy a SIM free handset. The company is going after the mobile internet market with HSPA+ access being pushed to their subscribers. 

Intercity Zakelijk signs NSN for core network

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will plan, design and implement its full mobile core network, including open mobile softswitches* and Evolved Packet Core (EPC)**. The company will also deploy its subscriber data management and repositories, operations support system (OSS), billing mediation, and value added services platform, supporting up-to-date GSM and 3G core networks. In addition, the company will support Intercity Zakelijk’s network operations and provide care services.

"Our aim is to deliver differentiated services that fully meet the expectations of our business customers,” said Nick Buckley, chief executive officer, Intercity Zakelijk. “Having our own mobile core network allows us to do this faster and more flexibly. Nokia Siemens Networks with its expertise in core networks and consulting services is the right partner for us to ensure service satisfaction for our customers."

Monday, 27 June 2011

GTD first MVNO for Chile?

GTD looks set to launch full MVNO activities in Chile. From plan to launch has turned into a long story for the GTD MVNO. In 2008 Telsur signed an agreement with MNO, Movistar. In December 2009 Grupo GTD bought the the Telsur operation which slowed everything down. Only this month have GTD and Movistar signed their commercial agreement for the future GTD Movil. The service is already in trial with 1,000 subscribers.