Huawei is the LTE market leader in terms of contracts signed, accounting for more than a third of the deals signed to date, according to reports. That’s more than twice as many as 4G deals as the nearest rivals, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens.
Certainly, the sizes of those deals are with developing market operators. When it comes to the dollars, Ericsson is still the global champion. Ericsson is also looking for some high-profile early deployments, such as the TeliaSonera’s network, which went live last December, and the first US LTE launch by MetroPCS last month.
Twelve LTE networks have been deployed, with two tier one operators Verizon Wireless and NTT DoCoMo due to light up by year-end.
To this number add one more – Hong Kong’s CSL, which will reveal its 4G service isusing a network built by Huawei’s rival ZTE.
DT’s membership boosts the target base of Mpass to over 20 million pre-registered post-paid mobile customers. The system can also be used by pre-paid customers and customers of other mobile networks with a bank account in Germany.
The operators’ service caters to nearly 70 million bank and mobile customers across the nation and provides them an experience of online shopping on their mobile phone or PC. This new payment system assures a high degree of security.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The monthly fees for the iPad data tariffs have been reduced by the Vodafone Germany by EUR 5. The cost of the Vodafone MobileInternet Basic Monatsflat is now EUR 24.95 and the MobileInternet Basic Monatspaket is priced at EUR 14.95.
Both the options are available with one month contract. 200 MB data is included in the Monatspake and the SIM is blocked after the included data is used. 3 GB at HSPA speeds is included in Monatsflat after which the speed is reduced to GPRS levels until a new month begins.
The tariffs can only be used with the Apple iPad and is not available for VoIP and P2P services. Earlier, IM use was also prohibited by Vodafone.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: With the re- launch of its mobile discount brand, o.tel.o, Vodafone Germany is ready to offer low-cost prepaid services through minute/SMS fee of EUR 0.09 for calls/messages within Germany.
EUR 0.09 per minute will be charged for calling fixed networks in 32 countries around the world and EUR 0.09 per minute is the amount to be paid while accessing mobile internet within Germany.
O.tel.o Prepaid is marketed via its website or retail partners offering a starter package for EUR 9.95 including SIM card with EUR 10 call credit.
‘Mobile Earth’, a mapping and information service has been launched for Vodafone Germany’s mobile subscribers. The service, available on Java-enabled devices, has been created by LocatioNet Systems Ltd., a provider of mobile mapping and location applications, and is using content from TeleAtlas, a digital mapping company. The Mobile Earth service enables mobile users to view any address in Germany over full color maps or high resolution aerial photos, calculate routes between addresses and view the results on a map, in addition to searching and viewing over four hundred thousand points of interest in Germany. The Mobile Earth application requires a download from the Vodafone Live! mobile portal. The application has an advanced Java-based user interface with maps delivered to the users’ handset from the central server over the wireless network.