By its recent lofty standards, Samsung’s Q2 2014 smartphone shipments were a disappointment. In spite of the launch of the flagship Galaxy S5 in the middle of the quarter, shipments declined annually and it seems the strategy that has served Samsung so well may have run its course.
The worldwide smartphone market broke its record for quarterly shipments in Q2 2014 with market trackers Strategy Analytics and IDC in rare agreement on the figure of 295 million units, although Juniper reckons it was a bit lower than that.
The Facebook-backed Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring internet connectivity to the poor and underserved, announced a partnership with emerging markets carrier Airtel on Thursday that will see the Internet.org app provide free basic services to users in Zambia.
Speaking as EE demonstrated LTE eMBMS 4G broadcast technology at the Commonwealth Games in partnership with the BBC, Qualcomm and Huawei, EE Video Strategist Matt Stagg told Telecoms.com that it’s just a matter of time before 4G broadcast becomes a mainstream technology.
Internet video player Netflix has struck yet another peering agreement with a US carrier, this time AT&T, essentially paying for better quality of service for customers using the provider’s network. The deal was confirmed by AT&T and sits against a background of uproar over network neutrality debate in the US.
The CTO and CIO of UK LTE pioneer EE talks to Telecoms.com 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.
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.
- Cloud World Forum Latam
Amcham Business Centre, Sao Paulo — Aug 26, 2014
- Mobile Innovation Europe Summit 2014
London, UK — Sep 9, 2014
- Software Defined Enterprise
London UK — Sep 10, 2014
- LTE Asia
Singapore — Sep 15, 2014
- Critical Communications Middle East
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai — Sep 15, 2014
- Nigeria Com
Victoria Island, lagos — Sep 16, 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.
This week presented a change of scenery for the Informer, who fled the glorious British summer into the typhoon-soaked arms of Seoul, South Korea, the home of LTE speeds so fast that your phone downloads stuff before you even know you want it.
James Vincent on EE says 4G Broadcast in UK is inevitable
dennis on Cisco invests $30m in IoT centre in Barcelona
Pete B on SK Telecom and Ericsson demonstrate potential 5G tech
Michael Elling (@Infostack) on Chinese telcos forge network sharing deal
Kieran Byrne on Ofcom seeks to lower UK mobile termination rates yet again
bob on Post Office to get into the MVNO game via EE