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Broadcasters concerned over EC plans for 700MHz
The broadcast community is concerned about allocation of 700MHz

The European Commission this week recommended that the EU safeguard access to spectrum below 700MHz for digital terrestrial television until 2030. But the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has expressed concern about the early release of the 700MHz frequencies.

Telefonica gets green light for E-Plus buy
The deal will see consolidation in Germany

European carrier Telefónica has cleared the final regulatory hurdle ahead of its acquisition of E-Plus from Dutch operator group KPN. The European Commission has confirmed that the previously announced agreement with Drillisch complies with the agreed upfront conditions.

Ericsson-LG and SK Telecom to collaborate on network virtualisation initiative, 5G readiness the aim

Ericsson-LG today announced a pledge with SK Telecom, to cooperate on R&D aimed at utilising Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and cloud, in a move aimed towards preparing the next generation of mobile network architecture.

Apple set to kick start mobile wallet with iPhone launch

Multiple reports predict Apple will reveal partnerships with the major credit card providers as part of a new mobile wallet initiative that will be unveiled at the big annual iPhone launch, set for 9 September.

Essar sells Kenyan operation yuMobile

Investment fund Essar Group has reached an agreement to offload its Kenyan telecom business to African carriers Safaricom and Airtel for $120m.

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 June 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.

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A Week In Wireless
A quick memo
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The business world is like the real world, but with everything slightly altered. That’s because, in the real world, we’re not constantly under pressure to appear to be productive. If we want to spend days on end slumped on the sofa in front of the cricket we can, although as the Informer can confirm, dissent from those close to you is never far away.

reader comments
Comment by T. J. Ivinjack The division of assests is quite interesting. What does it say about the yuMobile subscriber base, when an operator ...

T. J. Ivinjack on Essar sells Kenyan operation yuMobile
Comment by John Moran This sounds very much like conventional RFID communications protocol. If that is the case, then the modulation depth will be ...

John Moran on Battery-free wifi network inches closer to reality for IoT
Comment by Abbas Nice development, I am interested to know, if there is any effect on the quality of signal (between wireless router ...

Abbas on Battery-free wifi network inches closer to reality for IoT
Comment by Ashley Guest Typical of Vodafone, blaming root metrics, I've been a Vodafone customer for 10 months and travel the county and can ...

Ashley Guest on Vodafone UK hits out at poor network quality rating
Comment by J L Guimaraes Thanks God that is the real for corporations! We have to celebrate: if things goes different in the corporate world, their ...

J L Guimaraes on A quick memo
Comment by Scott Bicheno Thanks Kevin. I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit more M&A activity in the handset market but it's not ...

Scott Bicheno on Samsung arrives at its smartphone moment of truth

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