Telefonica and Ericsson Implement LTE Connectivity in Peruvian Amazon

Telefonica

Telefónica Peru and Ericsson are jointly implementing a project to provide internet access via 4G/LTE to governmental entities, such as schools and healthcare centers, in the Peruvian Amazon during 2015.

Telefónica Germany Picks Ericsson for Voice over LTE

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Telefónica Germany has selected Ericsson as main supplier to upgrade their network to support VoLTE. VoLTE has been deployed in all areas where Telefónica has LTE coverage in Germany. The commercial launch will take place once Telefónica has secured the full VoLTE device eco-system for mass-market launch.

Cellwize SON Boosts Telefónica UK’s Network Modernisation Rollout

Telefónica UK continues to improve and enhance network reliability and its Quality of Service for its subscribers – thanks to Cellwize elastic-SON

Telefónica and Samsung Launch Commercial LTE Network in Chile

4G

Telefónica Chile (Movistar) has launched commercial LTE services in Chile. Operator is deploying the LTE network in 2.6GHz band. Samsung is the supplier of the LTE network solutions. 

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica to Deploy Femtocells in Germany

Alcatel-Lucent

Telefónica plans to deploy of femtocell technology in Germany to help boost 3G mobile broadband access and quality for Telefónica customers in Germany. Alcatel-Lucent’s ‘plug-and-play’ femtocell solution for Telefónica in Germany includes femtocell gateways and modems

Telefonica to Launch LTE Network in Spain

Telefonica

Spanish operator Telefonica plans to roll out a nationwide LTE network in Spain and has selected Ericsson as a technology partner for this network. Ericsson  is selected as vendor for the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, among others.

Telefonica Spain Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Deliver LTE Network Overlay

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with Telefónica, to become a reference supplier for its 4G LTE network in Spain, company announced today. Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy some 8,000 4G LTE base stations and the 5620 Service Aware Manager (5620 SAM).

Director, Rich Communication Services, Telefonica, Spain “Internet OTT’s contribution to the industry is very positive.”

Javier Arenzana Arias, director Rich Communication Services, Telefonica, Spain

Javier Arenzana Arias, director Rich Communication Services, Telefonica, Spain is speaking at the LTE Operator Mind Share, part of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 24th June at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands.

Telefonica UK Picks Tekelec for Policy Server

Tekelec

Tekelec has been selected by Telefónica UK to provide the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) in the 3G and LTE core networks. The Policy Server will combine with Tekelec’s Subscriber Profile Repository to enable Telefónica UK to offer advanced services for smartphones, tablets and other mobile data devices.

Movistar Picks Nokia Siemens Networks for LTE and 3G Expansion in Chile

Nokia Siemens Networks

Movistar Chile has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to implement its LTE network in 2.6 GHz frequency band. According to company, the contract covers the capital area, Greater Santiago, with close to six million inhabitants, as well as other cities such as Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. 

UK's 4G Spectrum Auction Winners Announced

Ofcom

UK regulator Ofcom has announced the winners of the 4G mobile spectrum auction today. After more than 50 rounds of bidding, Everything Everywhere Ltd, Hutchison 3G UK Ltd, Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT Group plc), Telefónica UK Ltd and Vodafone Ltd have all won spectrum.

Telefónica Announces Multivendor VoLTE to 3G Handover Tests

Telefonica

Telefónica has demonstrated transfer of voice calls from a LTE network to a 3G mobile network seamlessly and without interruption. According to operator, this handover was achieved in Germany in a test laboratory environment that accurately simulates that of a real mobile network.

O2 Selects Nokia Siemens Networks to Build LTE Network in UK

Nokia Siemens Networks

O2 (Telefónica UK) has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to prepare its LTE network across London and the South East of England. The UK operator is anticipating a rapid launch of 4G following Ofcom’s spectrum auctions scheduled for early 2013.

Vivo Selects Ericsson as LTE Network Supplier in Brazil

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Vivo, a subsidiary of Telefônica, has selected Ericsson to supply and implement a 4G LTE network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.

Telefonica Mexico to Start LTE Service in October

Movistar

Telefonica Mexico is deploying LTE in the country  through its Movistar brand. The LTE service will be available from October this year. The announcement was made by Juan Antonio Abellán, CEO of Telefónica Mexico.