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Vodafone Americas to launch US MVNO on T-Mobile network

Vodafone Americas to launch a US MVNO

Enterprise-focused operator Vodafone Americas has announced it is to launch an MVNO targeted at its multinational (MNC) customers either based in the US or with a strong presence in the country. The telco said the service, to be launched in the latter part of 2015, will be offered under an MVNO with the T-Mobile US.

Qualcomm adds LTE Category 9 CA support to Snpadragon 810

Snapdragon 810 will support Category 9 carrier aggregation

Qualcomm has announced its Snpadragon 810 processor will add support for LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation (CA) connectivity, which according to the chip giant will enable device download speeds of up to 450Mbps, up from current peak of 300Mbps.

Entel, Ericsson claim first LatAm live APT700 test

Entel is set to move its 4G to APT700MHz next year

Chilean operator Entel and infrastructure vendor Ericsson have completed what they said is the first Latin American live LTE network test over the APT700MHz spectrum. The trial involved the deployment of 10 test sites with equipment using the frequency band in Rancagua city in Chile.

Apple, IBM launch MobileFirst iOS enterprise apps

IBM MobileFirst for iOS interface

Apple and IBM have launched what they said is the first in a series of iOS applications for enterprise iPhone and iPad users to access IBM’s big data analytics capabilities. The solutions, named IBM MobileFirst for iOS, mark an unprecedented collaboration between the two tech giants.

Liberty Global set to begin LatAm acquisition spree with Choice

Liberty Global wants to expand in Latin America

Liberty Global has announced that together with investment firm Searchlight, it has signed an agreement to acquire Puerto Rican Choice Cable, the territory’s second largest cable and broadband services provider. If successful in its bid, the cable giant will merge Choice with its subsidiary Liberty Cablevision Puerto Rico (LCPR).

Vodafone, JCDecaux sign global small-cell deployment deal

Vodafone and JCCDecaux to roll-out a network of small-cells

Vodafone and outdoor advertising firm JCDecaux have signed an agreement for a global small-cell roll-out. Under the deal, small-cells will be deployed on street furniture and billboards in order to improve network performance primarily in urban vicinities.

Devicescape adds security layer to virtual wifi network

Devicescape wants trust in public wifi to improve

Virtual wifi network specialist Devicescape has launched a security layer called Safetynet Curator, which is designed to increase the trust end-users have in its network and in public wifi in general.

Alcatel-Lucent appoints ex-Riverbed VP as EMEA President

Willem Hendrickx is heading up EMEA for Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed ex-Riverbed VP Willem Hendrickx as its President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. At his new role with the France-based vendor he will be responsible for the entire sales and operational management of the company’s activities in the EMEA region. Hendrickx has over 20 years’ experience in sales and management roles at [...]

Nokia opens mobile broadband security centre in Berlin

The 'heart' of the Nokia Security Centre

Nokia has opened a mobile broadband security centre in Berlin, which the Finnish infrastructure specialist said is designed as a collaboration and knowledge sharing hub for operators, partners, governments and academic institutions.

Intel launches IoT platform to take the fight to ARM

Intel has launched an IoT platform

IT chip vendor Intel has launched an IoT (Internet of Things) platform, which it said will unify gateway, connectivity and security components thus also simplifying IoT deployments. The silicon giant has also announced integrated hardware and software products based on the Intel IoT Platform.

Huawei, Telenor sign deal to supply RAN across Europe, Asia

Huawei and Telenor sign an international deal

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has announced a five-year agreement with Norwegian telco Telenor to supply radio access networks (RAN) across Europe and Asia. Under the deal, called the Global Frame Agreement, the two partners will focus on modernising existing 2G and 3G networks and further technological advancement to 4G for all Telenor subsidiaries. Huawei and [...]

Nokia claims 10 times faster upload with C-RAN for Ooredoo, Elisa

Nokia claims its C-RAN helps spectators at events share more easily

Finnish vendor Nokia Networks and Qatari telco Ooredoo claimed they have made uploading 10 times faster with the Nokia centralised RAN. Demonstrating at the ITU Telecom World event in Doha, Qatar, they said average uplink capacity across a cell was doubled thus extending smartphone battery life because of less interference.

CenturyLink buys DataGardens to augment disaster recovery offering

CenturyLink offers a SafeHaven to its customers

US telco and cloud provider CenturyLink is acquiring DataGardens, a Canadian disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) firm, for an undisclosed sum.

Treasury mandarin tipped for Ofcom top role

Sharon White has experience in balancing entrenched interests

The word on the street is that Sharon White, currently second permanent secretary to the Treasury, has been formally recommended as the new Chief Exec of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom.

Nokia, Ooredoo, China Mobile claim record in TDD-FDD CA

A Nokia Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 base station

Nokia Networks, Ooredoo Qatar and China Mobile claimed to have achieved a record breaking speed of 4.1Gbps over TDD-FDD LTE carrier aggregation (CA). The partners said this was realised through the combination of TDD and FDD LTE spectrums, and by aggregating 10 carriers with 200MHz bandwidth.

Huawei, Red Hat partner on cloud solutions for NFV

Huawei and Red hat partner to aid the NFV evolution

Chinese infrastructure specialist Huawei and open source software vendor Red Hat have announced a partnership to deliver carrier grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions to enable NFV deployments.

ITU approves G.fast standard

ADTRAN to launch commerical G.fast next year

Members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have given their final approval to the broadband technology G.fast. Having the standard in place ensures the technology can now be made commercially available and used to complement fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) scenarios.

Orange CEO expecting BT EE bid decision by Christmas

Orange CEO, Stephane Richard, reckons BT will make a decision by Christmas

The Chief Executive of Orange, Stephane Richard, has dropped a hint about the ongoing discussions with BT over a possible acquisition of EE, allegedly stating that he’s expecting a decision from the British telco in the next few weeks.

BT completes Scottish super-fast submarine cable project

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

BT has completed a submarine broadband cable project in Scotland, claiming it has been hailed as the most complex underwater engineering challenge ever undertaken by the telco. The installation included 250 miles of fibre optic cabling across 20 seabed crossings.

Congratulations to the 2014 Telecoms.com Awards winners

All the winners at the 2014 Telecoms.com Awards

The 2014 Telecoms.com Awards were hosted in a highly entertaining event last night, gathering together 170 industry figures from across the telecoms world. The Awards, which took place in London’s Barbican, recognised innovations from 16 categories that covered the most topical areas of the industry.

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