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Turning BSS agility into business ability
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‘Agility’, a word used to gauge a company’s ability to respond to the market with flexibility, has become the operator watchword of 2014. It highlights the dawn of an era when operators require not only real-time visibility of their customer’s activity but also the ability to react in real-time to succeed.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica
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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.

Mozilla appoints Chris Beard as interim CEO

Open source software provider Mozilla has announced the appointment of Chris Beard as interim CEO, following the departure of Brendan Eich earlier this month. Beard, a long-term Mozilla employee and formerly the firm’s chief marketing officer, will also join the board in the wake of Eich’s forced departure after just 11 days in the job, brought about by controversy over his political views.

Mobiltel extends 900/1800MHz spectrum licence

Telekom Austria’s Bulgarian subsidiary Mobiltel, said Tuesday it has extended its licence for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum to 2024. The company paid €30.6m for the extension.

Vodafone NL to deploy IPTV solution from Entone

Cloud TV and connected home specialist Entone has announced a deal with Vodafone Netherlands that will see the Dutch operator deploying the Californian supplier’s IPTV services. Under the Vodafone Thuis brand, Vodafone will deliver TV services including video-on-demand and Pause Live TV over its FTTH network.

Interviews
Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica
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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.

Shifting Gear
Michael Combes, incoming CEO of Alcatel-Lucent

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”.

upcoming events
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Mobile Communications International February 2014

Presenting the findings of the second Telecoms.com Intelligence Global Industry Survey. Designed to find out what our readers think about the state of your industry, and the near-term future that awaits it – the results providing some of the most valuable insight in the market.

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A Week In Wireless
Off the clock
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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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Comment by Morosoph I'm not altogether convinced that this is a bad thing. If the telecoms pay less for spectrum, that surely ...

Morosoph on NAO claims UK missed out on £160m in 4G spectrum auction
Comment by GSMA member Well Done to this brave lady, and GSMA! It has been years that telecom sector in Europe is strugling, and unfair ...

GSMA member on GSMA’s Bouverot sends operator-backed open letter to Kroes calling for European reform

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