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Syniverse Expands Global Data Roaming Reach for India's BSNL

Published on: 15th Dec 2015 Syniverse has signed a multiyear agreement with India’s BSNL to expand its global data roaming capability through the Syniverse GRX Network Solution, INPack. “The surge in data demand driven by smart devices has transformed the mobile world, and made connectivity more crucial than ever before for users who leave home,” said Shri R.K. Mittal Director ... Read More »

Android Returns to Growth in Europe's Big Five Markets

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending in October 2015 shows Android returning to growth in Europe’s big five markets (“EU5”), after a decline that began in October 2014. Meanwhile, iOS registered a small decline in the EU5 for the three months ending in October 2015, the first such decline since the three ... Read More »

Bangladesh Bans Skype and Twitter

Published on: 14th Dec 2015 The Bangladesh Government has ordered the country’s local mobile network operators to block the use of messaging and social media services Skype, Imo, Twitter along side Viber, WhatsApp, Line, Tango, Hangout, Comoyo and ustream.tv. A note from the telecoms regulator, the BTRC sent to the mobile networks ordered that the restrictions come into effect immediately. ... Read More »

iPhone 6s Drove 24% of All iPhones Sold in the USA

Published on: 14th Dec 2015 The latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending in October 2015 shows Apple holding a 33.6% share of the U.S. smartphone market, down year over year, but up quarter over quarter. During the same period, Samsung retained its leading position in the U.S. smartphone market and, for the first time ... Read More »

MTN Debt Ratings Downgraded on Weak Home Market/Nigerian Fine

Published on: 14th Dec 2015 Fitch Ratings has downgraded South Africa based telecoms group MTN Group’s Long term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘BBB ‘ from ‘BBB’. The Outlook is Stable. ュThe downgrade follows the recent rating action on South Africa’s sovereign ratings, which is considered together with the impact from recent announcements from the group regarding the fine from ... Read More »

Ascom Issues Profits Warning

Published on: 14th Dec 2015 Ascom Network Testing has warned that it anticipates delivering weaker results than expected for fiscal year 2015 due to harsh market conditions particularly in North America. In contrast, Ascom Wireless Solutions continues its solid performance according to expectations. Discussions with interested parties to evaluate strategic options for the Network Testing Division are proceeding. The division ... Read More »

Fitch Upgrades Telecel to 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Telefonica Celular del Paraguay S.A.’s (Telecel) long term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and its USD300 million senior unsecured notes to ‘BB ‘ from ‘BB’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The upgrade reflects Fitch’s upgrade of Paraguay’s sovereign rating in 2015, which resulted in an upgrade of its country ceiling to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’. Fitch ... Read More »

Worldwide WLAN Market Shows Slowing Growth in Third Quarter of 2015

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 2.1% year over year in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15). According to the results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker , the enterprise segment’s growth rebounded slightly from the low single digit growth of the last two quarters, increasing ... Read More »

Fitch Upgrades Telecel to 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Telefonica Celular del Paraguay S.A.’s (Telecel) long term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and its USD300 million senior unsecured notes to ‘BB ‘ from ‘BB’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The upgrade reflects Fitch’s upgrade of Paraguay’s sovereign rating in 2015, which resulted in an upgrade of its country ceiling to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’. Fitch ... Read More »