Africa / Middle East
Israel’s Pelephone has upgraded its systems to Amdocs Mediation 8 to support the growth in data usage and the quick rollout of new services.
São Tome and Principe based telco, CST has topped 100,000 mobile customers, reaching a 60% penetration of the population. This increase is the result of a 25% increase in the customer base in 2010, after a 60% increase in 2009. Portugal Telecom and the State of Sao Tome have 51% and 49% holdings in CST respectively.
Vodafone Albania has confirmed that its forthcoming 3G services will be available initially in the capital city, Tirana and then, during the mid term roll-out to be followed by other cities, thus covering within 18 months around 86% of the Albanian territory.
GTA TeleGuam has deployed four additional base stations in the small island nation.
Vodafone New Zealand has deployed an SMS blocking platform supplied by Telsis to help curb cyber-bullying.
MetroPCS has announced the expansion of its LTE services into the Boston, New York City and Sacramento metropolitan areas.
Mexico’s Telcel has signed a contract with Aicent, enabling it to send and receive MMS messages with the more than 300 mobile operators in Aicent’s MMS network.
Sprint has launched its WiMAX network in San Francisco.