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SMBs demand cloud services from comms providers
Optimisation to breathe new life into 3G networks

Almost 70 per cent of SMBs worldwide are more likely to select a primary communications service provider that offers cloud-based services over one that does not. Furthermore, 44 per cent of SMBs would switch providers to one that bundled cloud services with traditional services, according to research released this week.

America Movil bids to take control of Telekom Austria
America Movil intends to acquire all outstanding shares in European operator group Telekom Austria

Latin American operator group America Movil has announced its intention to acquire all outstanding shares in European operator group Telekom Austria.

Ericsson restructures Networks unit for virtualization push

Swedish vendor Ericsson has reorganized its networks division, splitting it into two new business units; Radio and Cloud & IP. The Cloud & IP unit will drive Ericsson’s work on virtualization, an area in which the firm has ground to make up on its competitors. Executive VPJohan Wibergh will continue to lead the Networks segment, although Ericsson has yet to name the heads of the two new business units.

CTIA appoints Meredith Baker CEO and President

Industry trade body the CTIA has appointed former commissioner of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Meredith Attwell Baker as its president and CEO. Baker will take on the role from June 2nd 2014.

Apple impresses with quarterly performance

Device manufacturer Apple continued with an impressive financial performance for the quarter to end-March, generating revenue of $45.6bn for the period, as well as net profit of $10.2bn.

A network without borders
James Tagg, CTO and founder, Truphone

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.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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.

upcoming events
Mobile Communications International April 2014

The April issue of Mobile Communications International honours the winners of the inaugural 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 Week In Wireless
Off the clock

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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