US operator AT&T, one of the leading network players in the machine to machine space, has delayed the commercial launch of its planned home security and automation offering in order to scale the launch up, the firm has said.
German operator group Deutsche Telekom has submitted what it says is a final offer for US operator MetroPCS. The firm hopes to persuade a number of MetroPCS’s shareholders that voiced objections to the terms of the initial bid.
Smaller operators and new entrants to the market appear to be growing increasingly frustrated by the power wielded by the industry’s big players. This trend was evident this week, as three of Canada’s smaller operators announced their withdrawal from industry body the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).
Google has confirmed that residents of the city of Austin, Texas will be next in line to benefit from its Google Fiber project, which delivers super-fast broadband speeds over a dedicated fibre-to-the-home network.
Brazilian operator TIM Brasil has called on network infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks to build its LTE network. NSN will deploy an LTE network layer on top of TIM Brasil’s existing 2G and 3G networks in the 2.6 GHz frequency band, the operator confirmed.
Among Google’s April Fool’s Day jokes yesterday was a spoof video for followers of its Google Fiber blog, which promised to bring fibre speeds to anyone willing to plug their laptop of other device into a box at the base of a utility pole carrying Google’s fibre network.
Deutsche Telekom’s US mobile operation T-Mobile fleshed out its new pricing strategy on Tuesday, led by CEO John Legere’s talk of a new ‘un-carrier’ model, which largely focused on tariff simplification, the removal of subsidies, and LTE coverage.
Stephen Bye, CTO at leading US operator Sprint is speaking on Day One of the TD-LTE conference, taking place on the 23rd-24th April 2013 at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about Sprint’s role is leading the TD-LTE charge.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the potential merger between operators T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS.
Mexico could be on the verge of a major reform of its telecoms sector after the country’s three main political parties agreed to support proposals for a much stronger regulatory regime.
US operator Verizon is seeking operators around the world to act as LTE roaming partners, the firm told Telecoms.com. At Mobile World Congress 2013, Greg Dial, director for global roaming at Verizon Wireless, explained that his brief for the show was to identify potential roaming partners in popular overseas markets.
The global market for optical network hardware looks set to have a good year in 2013, with North America and 100G expected to shine particularly bright, according to a report from Infonetics Research.
Head Innovation and Trends, ENTEL, Chile: “Speed itself has no intrinsic value to the user – it is apps that create value”
Eduardo Duran, Head Innovation and Trends,ENTEL, Chile, is speaking on Day Two of the LTE LATAM conference, taking place on the 16th-17th April 2013 at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the latest LTE developments in the region and the difference LTE will make to its customers.
Customers in the US now have more options to gain access to LTE services as Sprint’s MVNO Boost Mobile brand unveils two LTE handsets available on pre-pay. The two handsets are the HTC One SV and the Boost Force, a Boost Mobile branded Android handset. Customers buy the phones outright and then are required to pre-pay a service plan that cost $55 a month and provides unlimited LTE internet access, texts and voice.
Telecom Argentina has appointed a new CEO in Stefano De Angelis. He replaces Franco Bertone, who has held the role since 2009, and will take on other responsibilities within the Telecom Italia Group, the firm said.