Showing posts with label Dominican Republic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dominican Republic. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ZTE Wins TD-LTE Contract in Dominican Republic

Wind Telecom has selected ZTE to build the first 4G TD-LTE network in the Dominican Republic. The network will operate in 2.5 – 2.7 GHz spectrum and cover major cities and rural areas of the nation.

ZTE said its unified platform EPC and eNodeB solutions, based on ZTE’s proprietary Cloud Radio technology, will help Wind Telecom achieve savings in capital expenditure, and operation and maintenance costs, and lay solid foundations for future growth.

ZTE will also provide mobile devices that will appeal to users and help them take advantage of the broadband capabilities of the new network.

"This next-generation network is an investment in the future of the Dominican Republic,” said José Clase, Chairman of the Board of Wind Telecom. “This platform will help bridge the digital divide and raise the economic competitiveness of the Dominican Republic by helping to lift the standard of education. The high-speed network connectivity will also deliver an enhanced user experience for consumers.”

ZTE has deployed commercial 4G TD-LTE networks for operators globally including China Mobile, China Mobile Hong Kong, Bharti Airtel and Hi3G in Sweden.

http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/en/press_center/news/201406/t20140624_425255.html

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Orange to Sell Subsidiary in Dominican Republic for EUR 1.1 Billion

The Orange Group will sell 100% of Orange Dominicana S.A., its  subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, to Altice for US$1.435 billion (EUR 1.1 billion).

Orange Dominicana was established in 2000 and is now a leading telecommunication operator in the Dominican Republic, one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the Caribbean with an estimated population over 10 million. The company posted revenues of DOP 22.8 billion (EUR 451 million) in 2012 and had 3.4 million subscribers at the end of September 2013. The company employs approximately 1,400 people.

Altice is a multinational cable and telecommunications company with presence in six countries—Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg, the French Overseas Territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Portugal and Switzerland.

The deal requires regulatory approval in the Dominican Republic.

Orange said this sale represents a significant step forward in the optimization of its assets portfolio.

http://www.altice.net/
http://www.orange.com


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

América Móvil and AT&T Extend Network Alliance

América Móvil and AT&T are enhancing their network interconnections to serve multinational companies operating in Latin America and the U.S.

This milestone in the alliance between AT&T and the América Móvil group of companies --which include Telmex, Embratel and Claro, amongst others -- will allow broader regional coverage with deeper in-country reach:


  • Interconnection to América Móvil's group of companies' networks provides AT&T customers access to 15 markets in Latin America, with more than 2,000 MPLS-enabled IP services nodes and more than 50,000 service/access POPs covering: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
  • More than 91,000 miles of América Móvil group of companies' fiber optic network installed throughout the region, and 12 data centers in Latin America.
  • Six markets with enhanced Ethernet availability via América Móvil in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
  • Additionally, interconnection to the AT&T global backbone network enables América Móvil MPLS-based services to reach 163 countries over 3,800 service nodes and 38 on-net data centers across the globe.

"AT&T's goal is to provide delivery of a consistent global experience for our customers who continue to expand internationally, and especially in Latin America," said Roman Pacewicz, AT&T Business Solutions senior vice president of marketing and global strategy. "The long-standing relationship with the América Móvil group of companies is a key pillar of our global strategy. The enhanced regional interconnection will allow us to provide deeper in-country reach in the entire region to match our client's expanding presence in Latin America."

"We are pleased to offer our mutual multinational clients the combination of AT&T's footprint with the infrastructure of our operating companies, from Telmex to Embratel and Claro," said Isidoro Ambe Attar, Corporate Executive Vice President at Telmex. "Enhanced global access and sound combination of core competencies and product portfolios will be essential for our clients to improve their productivity and efficiency through advanced solutions."

http://www.americamovil.com/
http://www.att.com


  • As of June 30, 2013, América Móvil had 262 million wireless subscribers and 67 million fixed revenue generating units in the Americas. America Movil has operations in 18 countries in the Americas, more than 30 million fixed lines, 18 million fixed broadband accesses and more than 17 million television subscribers.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

América Móvil Builds 100G Submarine Cable with ALU


América Móvil has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build a 17,500-km submarine cable linking the Americas.

The AMX-1 System will connect seven countries with eleven landing points: Miami and Jacksonville (United States), Barranquilla and Cartagena (Colombia), Fortaleza, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Cancun (Mexico), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Puerto Barrios (Guatemala). The system is optimized for 100G wavelengths and an ultimate carrying capacity of 50 Tbps. Construction is underway and activation is expected in late 2013.

Alcatel-Lucent is supplying OALC-4 cable optimized with coherent submarine fiber (CSF), repeaters, branching units and the 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with Advanced Coherent technology.

América Móvil and its affiliates currently serve 256 million wireless subscribers and 62 million fixed lines.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
http://www.americamovil.com

Monday, October 22, 2012

Orange Interconnects Mobile HD Voice Calls Internationally

Orange announced the first cross border mobile HD voice calls.  Previously, for technical reasons, mobile HD voice calls have been limited to callers within the same country, assuming both parties have the right mobile phones and service.

Orange has now interconnected its mobile HD voice between Romania and Moldova, ensuring end-to-end HD voice quality  from one country to another. From now on, when a call is made between  two HD voice mobile phones from these countries, Orange customers will  enjoy crystal clear sound instead of "standard" voice quality.

Orange  already offers mobile HD voice in 14 countries: Moldova, Armenia,  Belgium, France (Metropolitan and Reunion), Spain (Catalonia), United  Kingdom, Egypt (Cairo), Luxembourg, Mauritius, Romania, Dominican  Republic, Kenya, Uganda and Jordan. Further launches in Africa and the  Middle East are scheduled by the end of 2012.

Monday, September 3, 2012

GSA: HD Voice Launched on 45 Mobile Networks


Mobile HD Voice services based on Adaptive Multi Rate Wideband technology (W-AMR, standardized by 3GPP) are now commercially launched in almost 60% of EU member countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Altogether,  HD Voice services are commercially launched on 45 GSM, 3G/HSPA and LTE mobile networks in 35 countries and territories: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong S.A.R., India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and UK.

Mobile HD Voice services are offered by competing operators in 10 markets – Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey and UK,

More than 80 HD Voice enabled mobile phones are launched by many leading manufacturers, including products for professional broadcasters. Many new phone models are delivered with HD Voice (W-AMR) activated as default. Demand for HD Voice is increasing and many operators are working to maximize HD voice handset availability.

"The number of operators offering commercial HD Voice service has increased by 40% in under a year. Initially HD voice service was offered on HSPA networks, followed by GSM. HD voice is now market reality on LTE systems with the first wave of commercial VoLTE service launches announced in South Korea," stated Alan Hadden, President of GSA.

http://www.gsacom.com

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