Portuguese business assurance software provider WeDo Technologies has announced a deal with Zain that will see the Middle Eastern mobile operator deploy WeDo’s revenue assurance product, Raid, in Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq.
Infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has sold off US subsidiary LGS Innovations. The business will be sold to an investor group led by private equity investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners and also includes CoVant, a firm that acquires “federal technology” firms.
Payment provider MasterCard has teamed up with mobile payment solutions providers eServGlobal and BICS to extend the capabilities of their international mobile remittance platform HomeSend. The three firms have set up a joint venture which uses the HomeSend platform, in which MasterCard will have a controlling share.
The CEO at chip maker Qualcomm has stepped down from his role. Dr Paul Jacobs will assume the role of executive chairman at the firm and will help guide development of new technology. COO Steve Mollenkopf has been promoted to CEO-elect, president of the company and appointed to the board of directors. On March 4, following Qualcomm’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, he will become CEO, replacing Jacobs.
The CEO at Vodafone Australia will head the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project. Bill Morrow has been appointed CEO at NBN Co, the company responsible for delivering Australia’s nationwide fixed-line broadband upgrade. He will assume his role in the new year, based in Sydney,
With over 30 billion IP-connected devices and sensors projected to be in operation by 2020, according to ABI Research, the tech world is positioning the Internet of Things to be one of the biggest drivers of innovation since the steam engine. But much like the evolution of the internet which saw an explosion in user-generated information, all of that data beckons order. A service launched Thursday called Thingful hopes to do for IoT what Google did for the internet: indexing M2M sensors and making them searchable for people looking to innovate with open data.
Uruguayan operator Antel has deployed GSM connectivity in Antarctica. The operator teamed up with Ericsson to provide mobile telephony at the Artigas Base scientific research station in the South Shetlands, Antarctica.
Mobile payment solutions provider Square has announced that it has acquired photo sharing app developer Viewfinder. The firm said that the Viewfinder team’s expertise in building mobile applications will help it to make commerce easy for everyone.
Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has pledged £10m to support technology research in British universities, as part of its previously announced £1.3bn investment in the nation.
Purva Rajkotia, Director, Product Management, at Qualcomm Atheros spoke to Telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum, about powerline technology and the HomePlug AV2 standard QCA7500.
George Fraser, VP – EMEA, at BSS provider CSG International, talks to Telecoms.com about the huge pressures of cost management in terms of service deployment.
Filipino operator Smart Communications said it has conducted the first successful video multicast over LTE is in Southeast Asia. When the service comes to market, Smart believes that the technology will allow consumers in the Philippines to watch lag-free live video on their LTE smartphones and tablets.
UK telco BT announced a partnership with networking giant Cisco Wednesday that will see the two companies jointly deploy a cloud-based voice and video collaboration platform called One Cloud Cisco. The companies say the new platform will help position them to take advantage of recent trends in flexible working.
Canadian handset maker Blackberry has announced that its messaging platform, BBM, will be installed natively on a variety of Android smartphones in emerging markets including Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Chinese operator China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network, the vendor said.
The Chinese government is conducting an investigation of chipmaker Qualcomm relating to a possible breach of the country’s anti-monopoly law.
Operator group Vodafone has announced an NFC mobile payment service in Spain. The group plans to launch the service at the end of November, with launches in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK to follow.
Polystar, a leading supplier of Service Assurance, Network Monitoring and Test Solutions for the telecom market, announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide its enhanced suite of solutions to a Tier-1 Taiwanese Mobile Operator to monitor the performance of their LTE network. In partnership with Ellipsiz Communications Taiwan, this agreement further consolidates Polystar’s footprint in Taiwan.
Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has opened a “Global Finance Centre of Excellence” in London. The firm will use the centre to manage its global finance risks and efficiency.
Grey routes, or international links that can be used by unscrupulous operators to avoid paying local interconnect fees to their peers, are costing carriers tens of millions in lost revenue.