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Monthly News Digest - November 2015


Ericsson has been making headlines related to its efforts to lay the groundwork for the advancement of communication service globally.

In the Baltics, Netherlands-based service provider, Linxtelecom upgrades its submarine optical network with the help of Ekinops to provide 4 terabits per second (Tbps) speeds between Finland, Sweden, and Estonia.

ER Telecom and RENATER announced that they are collaborating to bring 100G speeds to Russia and France respectively. ER-Telecom is one of the three largest providers in Russia of Internet and pay TV, has deployed Ekinops’ 100G DWDM channels over a countrywide network stretching over 5,000 kilometers. RENATER network spans approximately 15,000 kilometers of fiber optics and 75 points of presence.  

As a new age of diplomacy is ushered in between the U.S. and Cuba, Sprint announces it has signed the first roaming relationship with the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made the announcement at a signing ceremony in Havana as part of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council (USCBC) delegation to Cuba.

In Bolivia, Entel tapped Harmonic to power its direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service. Entel Bolivia can now deliver 124 SD MPEG-4 AVC, 20 HD MPEG-4 AVC, and 30 radio channels with high bandwidth efficiency. The Harmonic solutions allow Entel Bolivia to offer additional services, with improved video quality, while lowering operating expenses and providing a seamless migration path toward IPTV delivery.

In China, Strategy Analytics released a forecast which indicates a jump in 4G LTE coverage throughout the country. The company predicts 4G LTE network reach will jump from 8% of the Chinese population in 2014 to over 50% by 2016.

In Africa, Neotel has become the first MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified provider, with the help of OneAccess. Neotel has worked with OneAccess in collaboration with their local partner Ucomms to develop the ability to offer customers voice, data, internet and cloud services over a single fiber connection.

Ericsson has been making headlines related to its efforts to lay the groundwork for the advancement of communication service globally.  This month the company announced it is laying the foundation for VoLTE services in Brazil; helping Tunisia speed up their digital agenda, and fueling 4G LTE transformation in Indonesia.

 And much, much more…

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