News In Brief: Interoute, Roamware, ZTE, Nokia, TeliaSonera
Interoute has extended its pan-European fibre optic network into Istanbul, offering access to multimedia content and other bandwidth-intensive services. The firm claims to be the only European carrier to offer a direct link between Turkey’s capital and 26 European countries.
Roamware says its SIM Box Detector has wiped out 30,000 SIM Boxes in under six months. To-date, six operators have deployed the product, which detects and eliminates unauthorised use of GSM gateways that Roamware says can drain up to 20% of carrier’s interconnection revenues.
ZTE and China Mobile claim to have the world’s first performance evaluation data covering TD-LTE indoor MIMO technology, following a network performance test in Beijing.
Nokia may give up on its Comes With Music branding in favour of new brand Ovi Music Unlimited, if the vendor's actions in India are any indication of its plans.
TeliaSonera has received its first orders from Samsung for multi-mode 2G/3G/LTE modems, to support its maiden LTE networks in Sweden and Norway.
Ubiquisys has launched a femtocell reference design platform it says allows manufacturers to produce hardware costing $100 (€74), which analysts regard as an important psychological barrier to femtocell rollout.
Nokia Siemens Networks will upgrade Telefonica Spain’s 3G network to HSPA+ technology, in a three year deal that will allow the carrier to offer maximum mobile broadband rates of 42Mbps