Chinese kit vendor Huawei has taken on the field and civil maintenance and management of Vodafone’s xDSL and mobile networks in Spain. The five year contract sees Huawei taking on 103 Vodafone employees who will be put on the vendor’s payroll.
B/OSS specialist Openet on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Irish policy management firm Forkstream, for an undisclosed sum.
Google is embarking on an ambitious project to provide wireless internet connectivity to hard to reach or extremely rural areas using hot air balloons. The firm said the project is aimed to get bring fast and affordable internet to those for whom it is out of reach.
The board of directors at US wimax (and proposed LTE) operator Clearwire has unanimously voted to recommend an offer from US satellite provider Dish Network, rather than mobile operator Sprint. Dish Network has offered to acquire all outstanding common shares of Clearwire at a price of $4.40 per share while Sprint offered just $3.40 per share.
Category seven of the LTE Award 2013 is the Best LTE RAN Product. This award recognises Radio Access Network elements that are exceptional in their area. Entrants are required to describe the RAN product and how it contributes to making LTE more attractive for operators to deploy/improve the quality or coverage of commercial LTE networks.
Chinese vendor Huawei has introduced a business initiative designed to explore the application scenarios for SDN in carrier networks, to help operators better understand the technology’s commercial value.
Steffen Paulus, director, product marketing for policy, charging and network analytics at Alcatel-Lucent, explains how LTE usage and adoption by consumers affects operators’ pricing strategies.
Jeff Griffith, senior VP of Alcatel-Lucent Professional Services, explains how the vendor’s automated operations and recovery platform helps monitor the network for faults as well as initiating recovery options.
Category six of the LTE Awards 2013 is the Best LTE Core Network Element, which recognises the core network elements that are exceptional in their area. Entrants are required to describe their core network product and how it contributes to making LTE more attractive for operators to deploy, and how it has contributed to the success of a commercial LTE deployment.
With a total of ten global and regional events taking place in 2013 Informa Telecoms & Media’s LTE World Series is a testament to the huge growth of the LTE eco-system. The LTE Awards 2013, collocated with the LTE World Summit, are taking place on the 25 June, at the exclusive, elegant De Duif in Amsterdam.
Handset maker Blackberry has unveiled a solution for car manufacturers that lets them manage and deliver over-the-air (OTA) software updates to vehicles.
Mobile solutions and services provider Syniverse has agreed to sell, almost in its entirety, Mach’s data clearing and Near Real-Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) business within the European Economic Area.
US operator AT&T has teamed up with IT giant IBM to help businesses develop more network efficient smartphone apps. By integrating the two firms’ technologies, they hope to enable enterprises to conduct testing and analysis of their apps’ network and battery usage.
Overall mobile data traffic is expected to grow twelve-fold by the end of 2018, with video traffic growing 60 per cent annually, according to a report released today by Ericsson.
Dan Joe Barry, VP Marketing at network analysis solutions provider Napatech, explains how operators can collect and analyse data from their networks in real time.
Ilkka Aura, chief commercial officer at telecom IT solutions provider Tecnotree explains how operators should protect their core business and seek growth opportunities to become digital business enablers for corporate customers and experience creators for consumers.
Mobile solutions and services provider Syniverse has received approval from the European Commission to acquire telecoms clearing house Mach.
Global IP traffic is set to grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017, according to research from Cisco. According to the firm’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, more than a trillion gigabytes will be transmitted over IP networks each year by 2017.
This year, 100G fibre is expected to generate revenues of over $1bn for the first time, according to research firm Ovum. The firm analysed financial results from 1Q13 in the global optical networking market and found several trends, including one disappointing trend that market growth overall remained difficult, with only Japan’s Fujitsu posting sequential and year-on-year gains.
Hardware manufacturers Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel are to collaborate on common objectives around NSN’s Liquid Applications initiative, to help operators develop new revenue and differentiation opportunities.