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Microsoft makes Opera default browser on feature phones
Opera Mini tops 25 mil. downloads

Microsoft, now the owner of what used to be Nokia’s handset operation, has selected Nordic software developer Opera to make the opera Mini web browser the default across the company’s feature phone and Asha portfolio.

TeliaSonera, DNA to share network in rural Finland
The deal will improve coverage in rural Finland

The Finnish operation of Scandinavian operator TeliaSonera has agreed a deal with local Finnish carrier DNA that will see the two share network resources and spectrum in the sparsely populated Northern and Eastern regions of Finland.

Nokia loses Here head

Nokia, or what’s left of it, looks to have suffered another blow as the head of its location based services division, Here, quits to focus on his own projects. Nokia’s Here unit was born out of the company’s $8.1bn acquisition of Navteq and was retained as a key pillar of Nokia following the purchase of its handset division by Microsoft last year.

Claro Peru opens up to LTE roaming

KPN’s carrier services operation, iBasis, this week scored an LTE signalling exchange and roaming contract from Claro Peru, a subsidiary of America Movil.

Vodafone Australia eyes VoLTE rollout

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has tapped up Ericsson for a network overhaul that will see the operator capable of delivering VoLTE services as it seeks to optimise its network capabilities through virtualization.

Evolution Everywhere
EE's CTO and CTO, Fotis Karonis

The CTO and CIO of UK LTE pioneer EE talks to about his experiences of launching the technology, how it has given EE greater leverage in the wider ecosystem, and why CTO and CIO functions belong together.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is set to become one of the defining trends of the era in the mobile network. Spanish incumbent Telefónica is the first operator to lay out its approach to NFV and its plans are both detailed and aggressive. Mike Hibberd met with Global CTO Enrique Blanco ahead of Telefónica’s NFV announcement, to learn of the changes in store.

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Mobile Communications International June 2014

Living in a 4G world: The most pressing issues facing LTE operators today. Featuring:

Fifth Generation – Now officially part of the industry discourse, what does 5G actually mean?
Name your price – How LTE pricing strategies are evolving as markets mature.
Tomorrow the World Phone – Despite the global embrace of LTE, a truly global device remains to be seen.

A Week In Wireless
A quick memo

The business world is like the real world, but with everything slightly altered. That’s because, in the real world, we’re not constantly under pressure to appear to be productive. If we want to spend days on end slumped on the sofa in front of the cricket we can, although as the Informer can confirm, dissent from those close to you is never far away.

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John Moran on Battery-free wifi network inches closer to reality for IoT
Comment by Abbas Nice development, I am interested to know, if there is any effect on the quality of signal (between wireless router ...

Abbas on Battery-free wifi network inches closer to reality for IoT
Comment by Ashley Guest Typical of Vodafone, blaming root metrics, I've been a Vodafone customer for 10 months and travel the county and can ...

Ashley Guest on Vodafone UK hits out at poor network quality rating
Comment by J L Guimaraes Thanks God that is the real for corporations! We have to celebrate: if things goes different in the corporate world, their ...

J L Guimaraes on A quick memo
Comment by Scott Bicheno Thanks Kevin. I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit more M&A activity in the handset market but it's not ...

Scott Bicheno on Samsung arrives at its smartphone moment of truth
Comment by Kevin Howard In the handset market it is a minefield out there and commoditisation has arrived as Scott rightly points out. The ...

Kevin Howard on Samsung arrives at its smartphone moment of truth