Mobile Communications International October 2012
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James Tagg, CTO and Founder of Truphone, talks to MCI about building a next generation global mobile network and disassociating the company from the MVNO label.
The April issue of Mobile Communications International honours the winners of the inaugural Telecoms.com Industry Awards, which took place in Barcelona in February. With photographs of the evening ceremony at the Miramar Restaurant on Montjuic, find out who was celebrated as winners and shortlisted entrants.
A new venture led by the founder of small cell provider Ubiquisys Will Franks is to target the Internet of Things market, promising to free prospective providers and customers from “dependency on traditional networks”. The company, called Senaptic, has been spun out of telemetry consultancy Plextek, which remains the majority shareholder. Senaptic will take Plextek’s Ultra Narrowband (UNB) radio technology, its intellectual property and its existing customer base and offer a standardised solution for connecting a variety of devices across a range of verticals, Franks told Telecoms.com.
To stay competitive and remain profitable, service providers over the past decade have concentrated on driving a lean, efficient organization. However, with “the fat” taken out of the business, service providers have been left with few options for responding to the incredible growth in mobile data traffic and the increasing complexity of network technologies.