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Huawei CEO refutes US criticism during NZ visit

Huwei CEO meets Prime Minister

The CEO of Chinese vendor Huawei has spoken to the media for the first time at a press event in New Zealand. During his visit Ren Zhengfei pledged Huawei’s commitment to contributing to New Zealand’s digital economy. He also addressed comments from the US House Intelligence Committee claiming that the vendor is not to be trusted.

Yoigo to launch LTE in Spain

TeliaSonera has announced that its Spanish subsidiary Yoigo will launch LTE services in July

Swedish operator group TeliaSonera has announced that its Spanish subsidiary Yoigo will launch LTE services in July. In doing so, it will become the first in Spain to offer 4G services.

Telefónica signs M2M deal with Dell

Telefónica has signed a Europe-wide M2M deal with PC maker Dell

Spanish operator group Telefónica has signed a Europe-wide M2M deal with PC maker Dell, as the two set out to deliver pay-as-you-go mobile broadband services for notebooks and tablets.

Australian spectrum auction “damaging to economy”

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A consultancy firm specialising in planning national radio spectrum auctions has criticised Australia’s recent digital dividend spectrum for setting reserve prices too high.

Vodafone appoints group carrier services director

Brian Fitzpatrick, Vodafone's incoming head of Group Carrier Services

Mobile operator group Vodafone has announced that telecommunications services provider ACN Europe’s CEO Brian Fitzpatrick will join the firm as group carrier services director.

AT&T and Deutsche Telekom extend M2M offerings

AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have each extended their M2M offerings

US operator AT&T and German incumbent Deutsche Telekom have each extended their machine to machine (M2M) offerings. AT&T has extended its M2M agreement with Indian IT and outsourcing outfit Wipro. The two firms are using an M2M platform supplied by cloud-based M2M services and software provider Axeda.

Australia wins A$2bn from digital dividend spectrum auction

Telstra, Optus Mobile and TPG Internet each secured spectrum

Three Australian operators have secured spectrum in the country’s digital dividend auction, generating revenues of nearly A$2bn ($2.06bn) for the Australian government. Telstra, Optus Mobile and TPG Internet each secured spectrum, regulator Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced.

Bharti Airtel sees Qatari investment

Bharti Airtel has sold a five per cent stake in its business to Qatar Foundation Endowment

Indian operator group Bharti Airtel has sold a stake in its business to Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE). The Qatari investment group will acquire five per cent, almost 200 million new shares, of Airtel for $1.26bn.

Telenor signs M2M deal with Japan’s KDDI

Telenor Connexion has inked a deal with KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers

Norwegian operator group Telenor, through its M2M business unit Telenor Conexxions, has inked a deal with Japanese operator KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.

Intel appoints CEO

Incoming CEO Brian Krzanich

Chip maker Intel has named COO Brian Krzanich as the successor to CEO Paul Otellini. Krzanich will assume his new role on May 16, 2013. In addition, Renée James has been appointed president of Intel and will assume her role on the same day.

Ericsson to take a hit with power cable divestment

Ericsson has agreed to divest its power cable operation to Danish cable manufacturer NKT Cables for SEK250m ($38.4m).

Swedish kit vendor Ericsson has agreed to divest its power cable operation to Danish cable manufacturer NKT Cables for SEK250m ($38.4m). However, Ericsson believes the transaction will generate a net loss of approximately SEK100m.

Four out of ten firms to stop providing devices to workers by 2016

Almost four in ten enterprises will expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to research firm Gartner.

Almost four in ten enterprises expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to research firm Gartner. Following a global survey of chief information officers (CIOs) the research firm found that 38 per cent of companies expect to stop providing devices to employees over the next three years, as bring your own device (BYOD) programmes continue to become commonplace.

Telekom Austria Group revamps mobile and fixed networks

Telekom Austria has deployed a converged voice network using technology provided by Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The group has also built a commercial 100G transport network in Central and Eastern Europe

Operator group Telekom Austria has deployed a converged voice network using technology provided by Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The group has also built a commercial 100 gigabit transport network in Central and Eastern Europe, the first section of which, from Zagreb to Osijek and Ilok in Croatia, is already in operation.

Facebook grows mobile engagement and revenue

Social networking site Facebook has seen a rise in revenue and profit year on year in the first quarter of 2013. The firm revealed that mobile advertising revenue represented 30 per cent of all advertising revenue for the quarter compared with 23 per cent in 4Q12.

Telefónica, Intel and Samsung invest in digital assistant technology

Telefónic, Intel and Samsung’s investment units have each made a decision to invest undisclosed amounts in San Francisco start-up Expect Labs. The start-up is developing a platform to power a “new generation of intelligent digital assistants”, and has already benefitted from investments from Google and venture capital firm Greylock.

Interview: Implementing stadium wifi at Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC has deployed a wifi network in the Centenary Stand of its Anfield stadium

Telecoms.com talks to Andrew Robinson, head of digital media and tech at Liverpool Football Club about the decision to make wifi connectivity available to fans in its its Centenary stand and the revenue benefits that the club expects to derive from the installation.

Telefonica offloads stake in four LatAm units

Telefonica has sold 40 per cent of its assets in four Central American markets to family-owned Latin American business group CMI

Spanish operator group Telefonica has sold 40 per cent of its assets in four Central American markets to family-owned Latin American business group CMI for $500m. Telefonica’s operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama will be merged into a new joint venture with CMI.

Smart cities key to M2M

Firms that fail to implement M2M technologies will fall behind competition, according to SAP's survey

Smart cities represent the most beneficial outcome of machine to machine (M2M) technology, according to a survey of IT decision makers. The majority of respondents also believe that firms that fail to implement M2M technologies will fall behind competition.

BT to help build O2’s 4G network as it searches for operator partner

BT has signed a ten year deal with mobile operator O2 to support its launch of 4G LTE services

UK incumbent BT has signed a ten year deal with mobile operator O2 to support its launch of 4G LTE services. BT will build a high capacity transmission network for the Telefónica subsidiary as O2’s roll out of 4G services later this year is expected to place even greater pressure on its network.

Telenor to enter Bulgaria

Telenor has agreed to acquire Bulgarian mobile operator Globul from Greek operator group OTE

Norwegian operator group Telenor has agreed to acquire Bulgarian mobile operator Globul from Greek operator group OTE. Telenor will pay €717m for the business as it looks to expand its presence in Central and Eastern Europe.

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