Canadian operator Telus’ employees will soon be able to access buildings on their premises, log in to secure company networks, and share sensitive data using their smartphones.
While the technological benefits of using software defined networking (SDN) to help operators dynamically provision network applications and services have been well publicised, the economic benefits that the technology could bring are now being articulated.
Indian carrier services firm Tata Communications has announced that its network is now ready to supply VoLTE services to operators connected to its IPX.
Swedish vendor Ericsson has acquired US-based upstart Azuki Systems, a television streaming delivery platform provider. The vendor said that the acquisition strengthens its television and media portfolio and complements Microsoft’s TV unit Mediaroom, which it purchased in April last year.
The joint venture set up by UK’s mobile operators O2, Vodafone and EE — Weve — has announced a partnership with payment provider MasterCard. The two firms hope to accelerate usage of contactless mobile payments at the point of purchase in physical retail stores in Britain.
Croatian mobile operator Vipnet Croatia, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria, has announced that it will upgrade to Canadian BSS solutions vendor Redknee’s latest real time billing solution.
French cable operator Numericable has teamed up with IBM to launch a cloud-based service targeted at business customers.
Global mobile traffic is expected to grow nearly 11-fold over the next four years, according to research conducted by networking kit vendor Cisco.
Saudi Arabian operator STC has renewed its managed services contract with infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) which will see the Finnish firm continue to provide network planning and optimisation, network and service operations and hardware and software services for STC’s Al Jawal network in Saudi Arabia. The contract covers STC’s GSM, 3G and LTE networks that are within NSN’s footprint.
Almost a third of businesses plan to use biometric authentication for mobile devices as part of their bring your own device (BYOD) programmes by 2016, according to research firm Gartner.
Microsoft announced Tuesday that Satya Nadella will indeed take on the role of chief executive officer at the software company effective immediately. The company’s founder Bill Gates will also be stepping down as chairman to assume a more hands-on role on the board as a technology advisor.
Mobile money firm Monitise has acquired Istanbul-based mobile technology specialist Pozitron Yazilim, in a £24 million all-shares deal that highlights the growing demand for mobile financial services in the eastern Mediterranean’s largest market.
Network optimisation firm JDSU has announced the acquisition of real time intelligence software provider Trendium.
Microsoft is likely to appoint Satya Nadella, the company’s head of cloud computing, as its next chief executive officer according to multiple reports.
Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson reported flat sales for the fourth quarter and full year 2013, while net earnings were boosted by the patent licensing agreement with Samsung reported last week.
Infrastructure vendor Huawei has said that its “ultra-flash” circuit switched fallback solution, which halves the time it takes to switch from LTE to 2G to set up voice calls on an LTE network will only function on end to end Huawei networks.
South Korean operator KT has announced the commercial launch of its evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (eMBMS), to be made available to KT’s LTE subscribers using the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Infrastructure vendor Ericsson has settled with Korean firm Samsung over global essential patent licences relating to GSM, UMTS and LTE standards for both networks and handsets, putting to bed another of the industry’s long running disputes.
Google has been awarded a patent for an advertising service that could see businesses subsidise the cost of autonomous transport systems to get customers to their physical store.
Struggling handset maker Nokia saw a 17 per cent year on year drop in net sales for full year 2013, yet managed to turn in an operating profit of €519m versus an €821m operating loss in 2012.