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Telefónica and Samsung partner for MNC market

Telefónica, the fourth largest mobile operator in the world by subscriber numbers, has announced a partnership with Korean handset vendor Samsung that will see the two firms collaborate on service offerings for the lucrative multinational corporate (MNC) market. The operator’s Global Solutions unit will work with Samsung on every part of the sales and delivery [...]

Getting ahead in the cloud


Carriers have much to gain from the cloud, both internally and externally.

Ericsson wins LTE deal from DNA

Swedish vendor Ericsson has won a deal with Finnish carrier DNA for the expansion and upgrade of its 3G network and the introduction of LTE in major Finnish cities. The three-year deal covers network management products and radio access, packet core and backhaul infrastructure.

Palm sale reported to be close

Palm's operator relationship management has let it down

Embattled US smartphone manufacturer Palm is the subject of speculation following a Bloomberg report that the firm has put itself up for sale.

TeliaSonera launches commercial LTE in Stockholm and Oslo

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera has deployed what it claims are the world’s first two commercial LTE networks, offering maximum throughput speeds of 100Mbits/s.

France Telecom gains approval for Egyptian purchase

Regulatory approval allows France Telecom to consolidate its position in Egypt

Egypt’s financial regulator has granted approval for the purchase of the stake it doesn’t already own in the country’s leading carrier Mobinil by France Telecom’s Orange. For some time the deal has been the subject of a spat between France Telecom and Mobinil’s other principal shareholder, Egyptian player Orascom Telecom.

Wireless data hogs may have to pay, suggests AT&T CEO

AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega says heavy data users may have to suffer premium charges

AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega has revealed that the US carrier may have to force its heaviest consumers of wireless data to scale back their usage through the introduction of tiered pricing.

Ericsson’s revolving door highlights strategic direction

At Ericsson staff are coming in as fast as they are being told to leave

Ericsson made two announcements on Wednesday that underscored the firm’s strategic direction, and the challenges it faces in managing costs.

Bada bing Bada boom

In Korean, Bada means 'ocean'

Korean handset vendor Samsung planted a proprietary flag in the OS wars on Tuesday as it took the wraps off its Bada platform (first announced a month previously) at a glitzy event on London’s South Bank.

Key Industry Players Line up as Sponsors for WiMAX Forum® Congress Americas 2009

Portland, OR – November 19, 2009 – Today the WiMAX Forum® announced ZTE as the latest Gold Sponsors on their forthcoming Congress Americas show which is taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on December 2 – 3rd, 2009.

WiMAX Forum® Congress Americas 2009 Program Unveiled

WiMAX Forum Congress Americas 09

Industry Visionaries and Leading Companies Set to Converge on Fort Lauderdale to Address WiMAX Ecosystem Drivers, Commercial Deployments

Nigeria sets two-month deadline on Nitel privatisation

Nitel's privatisation has been beset with difficulty

Nigeria’s government has set a 60-day deadline for the privatisation of the state-owned incumbent telco Nitel, including mobile operation M-Tel. The announcement came on Monday as the Nigerian vice-president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, appointed a new board to the company to oversee its stabilisation.

O2 and Telmap join forces in navigation deal

The new service will be available for the majority of GPS handsets on the O2 network

UK carrier O2 announced on Monday that it has struck a deal with mobile navigation specialist Telmap which will see that firm’s personal navigation and mapping service deployed on the majority of GPS-enabled handsets sold by the operator.

Government mulls Telekom Austria break-up

Government mulls Telekom Austria break-up

Christoph Matznetter, the Austrian government’s economic spokesman, has raised the possibility of spinning off the fixed-line network infrastructure business of Telekom Austria, the country’s incumbent telco, which is partially owned by the state (27.37 per cent).

Additional Leading Industry Speakers Announced For WiMAX Forum® Global Congress 09

Portland, OR – May 28, 2009 – Gaining greater momentum, the WiMAX Forum® today announced new WiMAX industry leaders who have agreed to present at WiMAX Forum Global Congress 09

Ericsson, TeliaSonera launch ‘commercial’ LTE site

Ericsson has underlined its ’4G’ supplier credentials with the launch in Stockholm of what it says is a ‘commercial’ LTE site. Rolled out in partnership with TeliaSonera, the site is not strictly commercial, since there are no paying customers on it, but it will form part of the Nordic carrier’s commercial LTE network in Sweden’s capital city, which is scheduled to go live in 2010.

Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Ciena Communications Confirm WiMAX Forum® Global Congress 09 Sponsorship Agreements

Portland, OR – May 21, 2009 – The WiMAX Forum® announced today that Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Ciena Communications have signed sponsorship deals for the 2nd Annual WiMAX Forum Global Congress event, taking place on 2nd-3rd June 2009 at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Indonesia to reveal 2.3GHz WiMAX winners in July

Indonesia to reveal 2.3GHz WiMAX winners

The winners of Indonesia’s tender for 2.3GHz WIMAX licences will be announced in July. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCI), according to local media reports, has still to work out the fee policy in each of Indonesia’s 15 zones where WiMAX services will initially be made available.

Huawei wins WiMAX Italian job

Huawei wins WiMAX Italian job

Chinese supplier Huawei has announced that Retelit, a broadband wireless access (BWA) provider in Italy, will deploy its mobile WIMAX infrastructure. The deal includes MIMO-enabled 802.16e base stations, ASN gateways, as well as Huawei’s hybrid TDM-IP microwave equipment and network management systems.

WiMAX Forum® Network Operators Task Force to Host Meeting at WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2009

Today the WiMAX Forum® Network Operators Task Force (NOTF) announced that they will hold a meeting with WiMAX operators at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2009 in Amsterdam.