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Spectrum efficiency key to 5G, operators say
Spectrum key to 5G, panel  states

T-Mobile USA, China Mobile and 4G Americas discussed the imperative nature of spectrum frequency selection and availability in the development of 5G at LTE North America in Dallas, Texas.

Altice open to acquiring Bouygues Telecom – report
Altice could soon be making an offer for Bouygues Telecom

The CEO of Altice, Dexter Goei has indicated the French cable group could acquire Bouygues Telecom. According to a report, Goei said the firm, owned by billionare Patrick Darhi, would make a perfect candidate to buy the Telecom arm of Bouygues Group, a fellow French firm.

Huawei, MegaFon claim 5G services in Russia by 2018

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei and Russian operator MegaFon have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to deliver trial 5G network services at the Fifa World Cup 2018, to be held in 11 Russian cities.

Telcos urged to innovate data tariffs to counter OTT threat

At LTE North America in Dallas this week, a panel featuring Wireless 2020, IBM, Allot Communications and US-based MVNO FreedomPop urged the service provider community to develop more flexible and tailored data bundles for customers.

Qualcomm unveils Cat 10 LTE modem, announces server move

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has unveiled its latest LTE modem, announcing that the Gobi 9×45 modem is the first Category 10 LTE modem. It is manufactured on the 20nm process, supports carrier aggregation across the TDD and FDD spectrum, and promises notional download speeds of up to 450 Mbps.

Interviews
Todd Antes of Qualcomm Atheros talks Smart Home
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Todd Antes of Qualcomm Atheros talks Smart Home at Broadband World Forum 2014, including 802.11ac wifi featuring multi-user MIMO, which is designed to crack the problem of router overloading.

Dr Hugh Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra Corporation
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Hugh talks us through the Broadband World Forum discussion panel he participated in, in which he outlined how Telstra services its enterprise customers across the globe.

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Comment by Andrea Willige I recall writing about this topic regularly on behalf of BSS clients about 10 years ago. I would have expected ...

Andrea Willige on $47 billion global mobile operator revenue boost untapped – report
Comment by wandile Interesting read Auri as always...how best can operators avoid this Churn by consumers...any suggested read/research material in this space

wandile on Operator churn could rise to 50% in 12 months – report
Comment by Arakpogun Emmanuel Nice piece! My area of concern is the direction of the spread of mobile services. Operators keep saying "regulators release ...

Arakpogun Emmanuel on African telcos insist LTE is vital to the region
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Scott Bicheno on Microsoft begins retreat from Windows Phone with platform-agnostic Microsoft Health
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Mobile Communications International October 2014

In the October issue of Mobile Communications International, we speak to Simon Segars, CEO of UK chip designer ARM. From its base in Cambridge, ARM has established a global presence as its silicon now exists in almost all mobile devices.

We also look at the complicated world of law in the telco sector. Telecoms is one of the most litigious industries on the planet, with regulation, compliance and a seemingly endless number of patents creating a legal minefield for telcos.

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A Week In Wireless
War of words
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This week the Informer reports from the front line of a war. Not an actual one with guns, bombs, etc – the Informer’s journalistic commitment doesn’t extend that far – but rather a cultural one, with moral missiles, rhetorical trenches and fortresses of dogma.

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