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Alcatel-Lucent is a double winner at Broadband Infovision Awards
Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded for its G.fast technology

The annual Broadband Infovision Awards have once again taken place at the Broadband World Forum, honouring technology innovations from 12 categories across the broadband sector. Among the winners, announced at a gala ceremony at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, network specialist Alcatel-Lucent managed to pick up two awards.

Kroes’ final plea for EU digital harmony, Hungary mulls internet tax
Neelie Kroes urged for unity in the European telecoms sector in final keynote

Neelie Kroes, the outgoing Digital Agenda VP at the European Commission (EC), has urged the telecoms industry and EU member states to end digital divide. Speaking at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Kroes claimed Europe is still split between “the digital haves and the analogue have-nots.”

Time to turn telecom copper into mobile gold, says Genesis

Broadband solution specialist Genesis Technical Systems claimed copper holds unrealised potential for both fixed and mobile operators, saying it is “time to tap into technologies that turn copper into mobile gold.” The Canadian firm claimed the economics of small cell deployments makes fibre less attractive than enhanced copper solutions.

Orange Q3 revenues drop but says is on course for annual target

Orange has reported a year-on-year drop in its 3rd quarter revenues but claimed it achieved excellent commercial performance, particularly in France, and in stabilising its EBITDA margin. It also claimed it is on course to reach its 2014 objectives.

O2 to roll out fibre nationwide

Telefónica’s UK subsidiary O2 has announced its intention to deploy a full fibre core network throughout the country, touching on 19 connectivity points from Glasgow, Scotland to Salisbury in the South West.

Interviews
Telefónica Group CIO: Using cloud to regain ground lost to OTT players
Phil Jordan, group CIO at Telefónica

With operations in 24 countries, over 120,000 employees globally, Telefónica Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, is looking to put at IT at the core of everything that it does in order to compete globally in an industry currently in the throes of a digital revolution. Phil Jordan, group chief information officer at Telefónica says that cloud is at the centre of how the company plans to regain terrain lost to over-the-top (OTT) players, make its core mobile and fixed line operations more flexible and scalable, and enable it to provide next generation digital services.

Evolution Everywhere
EE's CTO and CTO, Fotis Karonis

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.

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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
Phoney dilemma
CAMERA

The combination of the camera-laden smartphone and the cloud has given us the power to photographically record our every waking moment with the assurance that our memories will forever reside on a distant, networked hard-drive. But there is another side to this technological coin.

reader comments
Comment by Constantin You have to multiply by 8 to convert to bps from Bps. The real issue is the footprint and the indoor ...

Constantin on Samsung claims 5G breakthrough
Comment by Dean Anthony Gratton LTE-A is 4G as proposed by the ITU and 3GPP - they wanted to achieve 1.5Gb/s, as a de facto, ...

Dean Anthony Gratton on Vodafone announces UK carrier aggregation roll-out
Comment by Kai Interesting... but there have been demos from Nokia showing higher speeds of 2.6 Gbps (lately 3.8 Gbps) with current LTE ...

Kai on Samsung claims 5G breakthrough
Comment by Mike Newlands Not just one Scott, there were quite a few including T-Mobile in the US and several operators in the Caribbean. ...

Mike Newlands on Vodafone announces UK carrier aggregation roll-out
Comment by Scott Bicheno Hi Mike, the 4.5G claim is Vodafone's not ours, sorry for not making that clearer. There is considerable precedent for ...

Scott Bicheno on Vodafone announces UK carrier aggregation roll-out
Comment by Mike Newlands Where on earth do you get this 4.5G nonsense? According to the performance standard stipulated by the ITU, LTE ...

Mike Newlands on Vodafone announces UK carrier aggregation roll-out

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