UPC to switch to Swisscom mobile network from 2019

(Telecompaper) UPC Switzerland will use Swisscom’s network for its mobile services starting from 2019. The cable operator has offered mobile services using Salt’s network since spring 2015, and since then has acquired over 100,000 customers. Now, UPC has decided to use Swisscom in the future, on the grounds that Swisscom offers the best Swiss mobile network, according to the Connect test. …read more

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Sony unveils new 'super mid-range' smartphones at CES

(Telecompaper) Sony has unveiled thee new smartphones at CES in Las Vegas. The Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 offer a new design style from the manufacturer, moving the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device and introducing a slimmer bezel. The XA models are positioned below its XZ series, as a ‘super mid-range’ line with premium Sony cameras. …read more

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LG operating profit recovers on strong revenue growth in Q4

(Telecompaper) LG said preliminary results for the fourth quarter showed a recovery in its operating profit and strong revenues. The company expects revenues for the quarter to amount to KRW 16.96 trillion, an increase of 14.8 percent year-on-year. The operating result will reach KRW 366.8 billion from a loss the year earlier of 35.2 billion. …read more

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Paraguay raises USD 85 mln in 700 MHz spectrum auction

(Telecompaper) Paraguayan regulator Conatel announced that its first tender for spectrum in the 700 MHz band raised a total of USD 84.5 million, slightly above the base price. Tigo (Millicom) acquired three of the seven available blocks of 2×5 MHz spectrum for USD 36 million, while Claro (America Movil) acquired two blocks for USD 24 million and Nucleo (Personal) added another two blocks for the same figure. All operators have pledged to use the spectrum to continue expanding their 4G networks in Paraguay. …read more

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