Accedian Launched MetroNODE LT
Accedian Networks, a provider of performance assured networking for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud connectivity, launched the MetroNODE LT, a programmable 10GbE, performance assured networking node. As service providers and mobile operators seek solutions to meet the demand for more data bandwidth
Warid Seeks Buyer
Pakistani mobile operator Warid Telecom has been put up for sale by its owners, Abu Dhabi Group, sparking rumors that China Mobile and United Arab Emirates-based Etisalat may look to bid for the firm, Reuters reported. The Abu Dhabi Group – which holds 100 percent of Warid’s shares via Warid Telecom International – is seeking a buyer.
Bahrain Cancels Auction
Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced the auction of mobile licenses in the 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands has been cancelled in the public interest. The regulator issued a notice to rescind its invitation to tender issued on 28 January. The Authority will repay fees paid by each prospective bidder.
Orga Deploys GOLD
German-based Orga Systems, a software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions, announced it will deploy its convergent charging product GOLD at Avea, an alternative mobile network operator in Turkey. According to Orga Systems’ press release, Avea plans to use the former company’s multi-rating node technology with high performance in-memory processing to allow smallest hardware.
SJC Connects Singapore, Japan
The 8,900km Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) system, connecting Singapore with Japan, is operational, according to a press release posted on Japanese telco KDDI (au)’s website. The USD400 million cable, supplied by U.S.-based broadband communication solutions provider TE SubCom in partnership with Japan’s NEC Corporation, provides connectivity to seven countries.