Sprint is teaming up with Movistar Mexico and El Salvador, telco brands owned by Telefónica, to become the first U.S. provider allowing customers to pay for a loved one’s wireless plan in Mexico and El Salvador. The new Plan Conectados through the Sprint World Top-Up app will allow Sprint customers in the United States to give wireless access to their loved ones in Mexico or El Salvador for just $25 a month. The cost is billed directly to the user’s Sprint bill and then applied to their family’s or friend’s Movistar prepaid account.
“Sprint and Movistar are both deeply rooted in the Hispanic community and we know that family ties are the center of everything,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure commented. “We recognize that many families assume responsibility for supporting their loved ones abroad, and Sprint wants to make it easier for them to do so.”
Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, announced that Verizon has agreed to resell Equinix colocation and interconnection services. The reseller agreement enables Verizon to pair colocation and interconnection services in Equinix International Business Exchange data centers around the globe with Verizon’s security, network, and advanced communications services to enable enterprises to build hybrid cloud solutions and gain quick access to a multi-cloud environment.
Verizon will sell Equinix colocation and interconnection services as part of larger, integrated customer engagements, the carrier said.
China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) and UROS Uni-fi Roaming Solutions have partnered to provide international travelers with high-speed mobile internet in both China and Hong Kong at a fixed and affordable daily rate instead of costly roaming service. CTG will provide 4G mobile service in both markets to give UROS’ users a consistent internet experience. Besides traditional physical SIM cards, this partnership also covers the delivery of mobile service through eSIM technology that is compliant with the latest specifications and guidelines for remote SIM provisioning as laid out by the GSM Association (GSMA), a global association of mobile device makers and mobile network operators.
Murata Manufacturing has released a new SAW filter for WiFi applications that it said delivers greater steepness, insertion reduction, and temperature characteristic stability compared to conventional models in order to prevent mutual interference with LTE bands. The filter measures 1.1 x 0.9 mm, making it suitable for ISM2.4GHz RF circuits in mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
The company said the SAFQ2G45MA0G0A series is set to go into production in June.