Niger signs off on Libyan deal for state telecom firm

Reuters

Niger has confirmed a deal with Libya's LAP Green Network for a ten-year majority share in state telecommunications firm Sonitel and its mobile arm, Sahel Com, according to a government statement.

Under the deal, Green Network - part of the Libyan African Investment Portfolio (LAP) - will pay $65.86 million for a 51 percent share in a ten year license for the communications firms, which will be fused into one.

LG U+ implements Oracle Communications applications to manage 3G and 4G LTE networks

LG U+, a communications service provider in South Korea, has deployed an integrated solution using Oracle Communications Unified Inventory Management and Oracle Communications Network Integrity to model, discover and manage its existing 3G and planned 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

Deployed in less than six months, the integrated solution enables LG U+ to automatically discover network equipment configurations, manage them using a standards-based network resource management system, and ensure ongoing network data accuracy.

TM Forum Management World: Ash cloud, Apple do not dampen spirits

Cautious optimism prevailed, even in the face of an ash cloud, howling winds, Obama-generated gridlock, and Apple, as some of the world’s top telecom executives convened to discuss best practices at the TM Forum’s Management World conference in Dublin this week. It’s fair to say that those attending were uniformly realistic about threats from non-traditional competitors in the communications industry as they gathered to do their homework to try to meet industry challenges.

True 4G mobile backhaul: Key ingredients

As service providers deploy mobile backhaul for the growing wave of 3G services, it is important to keep requirements for emerging 4G services in mind. True 4G mobile backhaul includes three key ingredients – resiliency, synchronization and performance. Deploying true 4G mobile backhaul today protects the service provider’s investment in legacy 2G services while providing cost-effective backhaul for 3G services and laying the groundwork for the performance required to unleash 4G services.

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Global Telecom & Technology to acquire PacketExchange

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. (McLean, VA), a global telecommunications carrier and network integrator serving the data communications needs of large enterprise, government and carrier clients, announces an agreement to acquire privately-held, UK-based PacketExchange.

PLX achieves 300 meter reach with 10GBase-T transceivers

PLX Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA.), a company providing high-speed connectivity solutions for the enterprise and the home, today announced it has successfully demonstrated 10Gbps Ethernet data and electrical transfer, in full compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard, over a distance of 300 meters using typical, widely installed Cat6A unshielded twisted pair copper cable.

AFL acquires TCC Group

AFL (Spartanburg, SC) has signed an agreement to acquire TCC Group, a telecommunications network implementation and integration provider based in Bracknell, United Kingdom. TCC Group will join the AFL global portfolio to provide communications services to the European markets.

China Telecom in talks with Apple over CDMA iPhone

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China Telecom Corp Ltd (Beijing China), the smallest of the country's three wireless carriers, has contacted Apple Inc to introduce the popular iPhone based on CDMA (code division multiple access) technology, Chairman Wang Xiaochu said today.

Larger rival China Unicom is the only operator in China, which has 886 million mobile phone users, to offer the iPhone so far. However, some analysts say China Telecom could be next after an exclusive agreement with Unicom expires this year.

KEMET Corp selects tw telecom for BCDR data replication

tw telecom (Littleton, Colorado), a provider of managed services, including Ethernet, converged and VPN solutions for businesses in South Carolina and throughout the U.S., today announced that KEMET Corporation has selected it to provide Gigabit Ethernet Service to connect KEMET's North American headquarters in Simpsonville, S.C., to one of its data centers in Columbia, S.C.

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