US smartphone users are open to using sponsored data plans driven by fear of exceeding their mobile data limit, according to research published today.
European operator group Telecom Italia has appointed Giuseppe Recchi as its chairman of the Board of Directors. Recchi’s appointment ends a six-month wait for a successor to former chairman Franco Bernabe, who also served as CEO at the firm.
Amazon has partnered with Samsung to launch a custom ebook service, bundling a content subscription with the device.
Leading handset manufacturers and operators in the US have teamed up to introduce a ‘killswitch’ in an effort to curb smartphone theft in the country.
US operator AT&T has entered into a multi-year agreement with Swedish car manufacturer Volvo to provide internet connectivity in vehicles in the USA and Canada starting this summer.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes spoke to a handful of press during Mobile World Congress about the various power struggles within the telecoms industry, key technological trends like NFV and his belief that ALU has a portfolio that truly matches operator demands “for the first time ever”.
- US smartphone users enticed by sponsored data plans, reports survey
- Flytxt Partners with VoltDB for Real-time Streaming Analysis of Mobile Communication Service Provider Data
- Telecom Italia appoints chairman and Board
- Samsung gets cosy with Kindle, Tizen
- US operators, device vendors create smartphone “kill switch”
The move to network functions virtualization is gathering momentum
The Informer has often thought that it would be fun to work in France. He is full of admiration for the two-hour lunch; the 35 hour working week and the Gallic shrug. Well the country has gone one better this week, bringing in rules to protect employees from being disturbed by work email when outside of office hours.
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