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16
May

Press release: Mobile Internet now Available for VIVACOM Prepaid Cards - by Vivacom

Starting tomorrow VIVACOM launches a new mobile internet package exclusively for customers with prepaid cards. Users can buy as much traffic as they need with prices starting from 1 lev. The new addition +Get Data can be combined to each prepaid card of VIVACOM and provide between 5 and 750 megabytes in the operator's 3G network. 750 MB is enough for examining the 3600 mobile web pages or watching 200 minutes of video with high quality.

03
Apr

Milestone in the expansion of 4G/LTE: 159 locations connected - by Swisscom

Since November 2012, Swisscom customers have been able to surf at high speed on Switzerland's first 4G/LTE network. Since then, Swisscom has accelerated the expansion. More than one in three Swiss people currently enjoy 4G/LTE reception. "Over 300,000 customers already use our high-speed 4G/LTE network. They benefit from significantly higher capacity, greater speed and shorter reaction times", says Heinz Herren, Head of Network & IT at Swisscom.

26
Mar

Telefónica successfully closes placement of its treasury stock - by Telefónica

Today, Telefónica successfully closed the sale of all of its treasury stock, a 90,067,896 treasury share package, accounting for 1.979% of the company’s share capital. The operation –called “accelerated bookbuilding”- resulted in a price of 10.80 euros per share, amounting to a total of around 975 million euros and represents an increase in Telefónica’s equity of 31 million euros.

01
Mar

Press release: GSM mobile network writes 20-year success story - by Swisscom

It happened precisely 20 years ago, on 1 March 1993: Switzerland's first digital mobile network went live. Following the Natel A, B and C analogue networks, the new GSM network opened up entirely new opportunities and laid the foundation for rapid developments on the mobile communications market. For the first time ever, the GSM network made SMS and data communication possible and even enabled mobile phones to be used abroad. Swisscom currently has some 6.2 million mobile customers.

19
Feb

Telefónica launches new M2M “Connected Metering Platform” to aid smart meter deployment - by Telefónica

Telefónica announces today the launch of the first platform that integrates M2M communications and metering infrastructure management. Through the integration of M2M managed connectivity with smart meters, utilities and network operators will improve their monitoring and supervision capabilities, while reducing the operational costs of their network and metering infrastructure.

07
Feb

Press release: Sustained customer growth - higher capital expenditure - Fastweb on track - stable dividends - by Swisscom

Swisscom posted a fall in net revenue in 2012 of CHF 83 million or 0.7% to CHF 11,384 million and a drop in operating income before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of CHF 203 million or 4.4% to CHF 4,381 million. On a like-for-like basis and at constant exchange rates, revenue was up by 0.3% and EBITDA fell by 0.6%. The CHF 1,068 million or 153.9% increase in net income is primarily attributable to last year's impairment charge at Fastweb. On a like-for-like basis, net revenue in the Swiss business was stable (+0.3%) at CHF 9,268 million, while operating income (EBITDA) reported a slight year-on-year decline of -2.1% to CHF 3,768 million. The price erosion of around CHF 400 million in the traditional core business was offset by new revenue. Capital expenditure in Switzerland was up 29.7% to CHF 1,994 million due to the expansion of broadband networks and expenditure associated with the mobile frequency auction. Fastweb is on track, with revenue practically unchanged at EUR 1,613 million in local currency (+0.5%) and EBITDA rising to EUR 500 million (+11.1%) on a like-for-like basis. The customer base grew by 172,000 or 10.8% to 1.77 million within the space of a year. Payment of an unchanged ordinary dividend of CHF 22 per share will be proposed to the Annual General Meeting. Swisscom expects revenue of CHF 11.3 billion, EBITDA of at least CHF 4.25 billion and capital expenditure of CHF 2.4 billion for the 2013 financial year.

07
Feb

Sustained customer growth - higher capital expenditure - Fastweb on track - stable dividends - by Swisscom

Swisscom posted a fall in net revenue in 2012 of CHF 83 million or 0.7% to CHF 11,384 million and a drop in operating income before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of CHF 203 million or 4.4% to CHF 4,381 million. On a like-for-like basis and at constant exchange rates, revenue was up by 0.3% and EBITDA fell by 0.6%. The CHF 1,068 million or 153.9% increase in net income is primarily attributable to last year's impairment charge at Fastweb. On a like-for-like basis, net revenue in the Swiss business was stable (+0.3%) at CHF 9,268 million, while operating income (EBITDA) reported a slight year-on-year decline of -2.1% to CHF 3,768 million. The price erosion of around CHF 400 million in the traditional core business was offset by new revenue. Capital expenditure in Switzerland was up 29.7% to CHF 1,994 million due to the expansion of broadband networks and expenditure associated with the mobile frequency auction. Fastweb is on track, with revenue practically unchanged at EUR 1,613 million in local currency (+0.5%) and EBITDA rising to EUR 500 million (+11.1%) on a like-for-like basis. The customer base grew by 172,000 or 10.8% to 1.77 million within the space of a year. Payment of an unchanged ordinary dividend of CHF 22 per share will be proposed to the Annual General Meeting. Swisscom expects revenue of CHF 11.3 billion, EBITDA of at least CHF 4.25 billion and capital expenditure of CHF 2.4 billion for the 2013 financial year.

21
Jan

Telefónica launches its new Smart M2M Solution - by Telefónica

Telefónica Digital today unveils Smart M2M, a best-in-class web-based platform for the connectivity, management and control of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. As more and more machines from cars through to consumer electronic devices get connected via sim cards, the management and visibility of these lines becomes essential. Developed in-house by Telefónica’s R&D teams, Smart M2M is a secure, flexible and reliable solution for customers.

14
Jan

Telefónica positioned in the leaders quadrant of the magic quadrant for pan-western European mobile service providers 2012 - by Telefónica

Telefónica, a leading provider of integrated communication solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. for 6th consecutive year in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Pan-Western European Mobile Service Providers*.

28
Nov

Swisscom launches Switzerland's first 4G/LTE network - by Swisscom

On 29 November 2012 Swisscom will be the first provider in Switzerland with 4G/LTE, the next generation of mobile communications. That will give customers with a 4G/LTE-enabled smartphone or notebook plus a surf subscription even faster mobile Internet access while on the move. At the time of the launch, this new network will be available in 26 locations. Swisscom will work as quickly as possible during the next year to continue 4G/LTE expansion. The new network will cover 70 percent of the population by the end of 2013.


12
Nov

TeliaSonera International Carrier Accelerates 100G Customer Delivery with Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth on DTN-X - by Telia Company

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today TSIC’s selection of the DTN-X with Infinera Instant Bandwidth™ delivering 100 Gigabits per second (100G) of optical transport capacity via software control across its North American network. The DTN-X platform enables TSIC to offer its customers up to 100G bandwidth-on-demand and lower its operational costs.

09
Nov

Swisscom and ICTnet reward the most innovative thesis in the ICT field - by Swisscom

Swisscom and ICTnet have presented the Swisscom Innovation Award for the best thesis in the ICT field. Stefan Aebischer from the Freiburg College of Engineering and Architecture impressed the jury with his thesis entitled “The newspaper of tomorrow”. The Swisscom award contributes importantly to the long-term promotion of young talent and innovation and comes with a cash prize of CHF 10,000.

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