Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has started selling 4G services in the capital Addis Ababa, offering packages for use with an LTE dongle or LTE Wi-Fi router from Huawei or an LTE-enabled smartphone.
The UK government said it has plugged another potential source of bill shock after brokering a voluntary deal with EE, O2 UK, Three UK, Virgin Media and Vodafone UK to cap costs accrued on stolen devices.
BT could start selling SIM-only consumer 4G mobile services as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) this week, with reports saying that the former UK incumbent will initially focus on its 7.6 million broadband customers.
Dish Network has expanded its relationship with multiscreen technology vendor Nagra to include dynamic ad insertion into TV Everywhere services.
While the number and breadth of network rollouts are clearly still far behind those in Europe, North America and Asia, Africa is providing a fertile breeding ground not only for different types of LTE players but also for different LTE service propositions, such as mobile as an alternative to fixed-line services. Special report
Orange Business Services is examining how software-defined networking (SDN) and network-function virtualization (NFV) could play a role in the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) market by conducting a pilot test with local businesses in France.
U.S. Cellular is killing off its "Rewards" program for its customers this summer, presumably so that it can save money to keep expanding its network and maintain its pricing.
A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that T-Mobile US' employment practices violated U.S. labor laws by making it difficult for workers to organize and talk about their salaries. After years of complaints from watchdogs, settlements with workers and a push by Communications Workers of America to get T-Mobile workers unionized, the judge's ruling is a major victory for labor advocates and especially the CWA.
AT&T Mobility is working with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to prepare for interoperability between their different band classes in the 700 MHz band. In a filing with the FCC, AT&T revealed the progress it has made in following through on a commitment it made in September 2013 to support interoperability between Band Class 17 and Band Class 12 in the 700 MHz band.
EarthLink has taken advantage of this week's 2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC) to introduce a new bundled franchise offering targeting multilocation businesses that span hundreds of restaurants.