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DoCoMo reveals details on LTE rollout

Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo reportedly plans to invest JPY300-400 billion (US$3.06-4.07 billion) over the next five years on LTE technology, deploying 20,000 base stations covering 50 percent of the population by 2014.

Sonera launches mobile broadband in 900MHz

Sonera, Finland’s largest mobile operator, said in a statement this morning it is to accelerate rollout of its HSPA-based ‘Turbo 3G’ network by introducing mobile broadband services in the 900MHz band.

TeliaSonera sees Q2 revenues Rise 8.7%

TeliaSonera has reported an 8.7 percent increase in net sales to SEK27.5 billion (US$3.7 billion), while net profit increased to SEK4.5 billion, compared to SEK4.13 billion a year ago, reports Cellular News.

Huawei opens LTE lab in North America

Just days after Ericsson was announced as the winner of Nortel’s LTE access assets, Chinese vendor Huawei is upping its stake in the North American market by announcing that it has opened a LTE lab in Richardson, Texas.

TeliaSonera wins court ruling to lift Turkcell stake

Sweden’s TeliaSonera said today that it has won a court case ordering Turkish holding company Cukurova to transfer all its remaining shares in Turkcell Holdings to TeliaSonera for US$3.1 billion.

Europe preps 18M LTE Advanced research project

The European Commission said today it plans to fund research into LTE Advanced technology, a future enhancement of the forthcoming LTE network standard.

ZTE boosted by Chinese 3G sales in 1H09

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has reported strong double-digit growth in both revenue and profit for the first half of the year on the back of strong demand for 3G equipment in its domestic market.

TeliaSonera launches buyouts for Baltic operators

Nordic operator TeliaSonera has launched cash offers to buy out minority shareholders in its Baltic affiliates Eesti Telekom and TEO LT, reports the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

TeliaSonera backs Yoigo, maintains 2009 outlook

Sweden’s TeliaSonera has said it has no immediate plans to divest its majority stake in Spanish 3G operator Yoigo and will focus on returning a profit at the unit next year.

Yoigo in talks with Spanish cable operators

Spanish mobile operator Yoigo, a subsidiary of Sweden’s TeliaSonera, is understood to be in negotiations with a number of fixed-line cable operators in the north of the country with regards to a possible partnership, reports Telegeography, citing local news source Expansion.