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Telecom planning NZ LTE pilot

New Zealand operator Telecom is to conduct customer trials of an LTE network later this year, in preparation for its rollout of the new technology.

New Zealand preps for new mobile operator

New Zealand is to get a third mobile operator, with NZ Communications prepping service in the country’s three main urban centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

24 bidders active in Italian WiMAX auction

Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset and Telecom Italia are among 24 bidders competing for WiMAX frequencies in Italy, according to the country’s Communications Ministry.

Saudi Telecom linked to US15B acquisition plans

Saudi Telecom plans to spend around US$15 billion on buying firms and licences outside its home market this year, according to a Reuters report that cites an article in MEED magazine.

France Telecom eyes European consolidation

Orange parent company France Telecom has made its strongest hint yet that it is planning to acquire some of its rival European operators – but insists that it has still not opened talks with TeliaSonera, the Nordic operator it was linked to last month.

Sweden warns of national security risk over TeliaSonera sale

Sweden’s military is warning that a foreign takeover of TeliaSonera could threaten the country’s national security, says the Financial Times. Earlier this month, France Telecom admitted that it was considering making a bid for the Nordic operator.

China Unicom agrees restructuring financial terms

The restructuring of China’s telecoms market has taken another step forward this morning with confirmation that China Unicom has settled on the financial terms of its merger with fixed-line player China Netcom and the sale of its CDMA business to China Telecom.

Report: China Telecom to migrate to LTE

China Telecom plans to migrate its newly-acquired CDMA mobile operation to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology within the next three years, CEO Wang Xiaochu said in a press conference yesterday, reports CommsDay.

Telecom Italia to cut 5,000 jobs

Telecom Italia is to cut 5,000 jobs in its domestic market by 2010 in an effort to yield savings of €300 million a year once the job reduction is complete.

China Telecom seeks investors for CDMA business

China Telecom has confirmed it is in talks with a number of potential strategic investors regarding its newly-acquired CDMA mobile network.