- Agreement for the $73bn media group might come as soon as this weekend
- Deal for the $74bn media group could come as soon as this weekend
- via Telecoms.com Â» Telecoms.com Â» The leading provider of global news, comment and analysis for the telecommunications industryNew data from App Annie shows China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest source of iOS app store revenue.
Most of that revenue came from games – specifically collaborative mobile MMOs, which are apparently all the rage over there – but China’s exponential rise on iOS revenue will be as much a product of the rapidly increasing iOS installed base caused by Apple’s recent success over there.
MMO stands for massively multiplayer online, for those oblivious to the
- via Telecoms.com Â» Telecoms.com Â» The leading provider of global news, comment and analysis for the telecommunications industryCloud computing has hit the headlines for Microsoft as the technology giant reported a year-on-year rise of 116% for Azure, while IBM continued to move in a cloudy direction.
Office commercial revenue was up 5% for Microsoft, while Office consumer revenue was up 8%. The ‘intelligent cloud’ business unit contributed a boost of 8% over the course of the latest quarter. Phone revenue was down 72% though the fact the company is actually generating revenue from that car-crash is a su
- via Telecoms.com Â» Telecoms.com Â» The leading provider of global news, comment and analysis for the telecommunications industryEricsson’s Q3 numbers were pretty much as advertised in last week’s profit warning and the company was unable to offer much cause for optimism in the next quarter.
Acting President and CEO Jan Frykhammar, who must be counting the days until they find a permanent replacement for Hans Vestberg, confirmed that the commercial situation regarding both mobile coverage and capacity is weak. This is especially true, perhaps unsurprisingly, in weaker economies, which now seems to include Euro
- Pan-European Awards for ISVs, Solution Providers, Systems Integrators, Software Vendors, Service Providers and DistributorsRecognising Excellence in IT and Telecoms Channels, Software and Solutions[London, 21 October 2016] IT Europa announced today that it will stage the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017 in London on 30 March 2017. Now in their ninth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards have been designed to recognise and reward excellence in European software d
- Nostalgia-driven M&A appears to be the name of the game among the big US operators, with AT&T reportedly considering acquiring Time Warner.
Big rival Verizon, of course, has made content central to its multiplay strategy, having acquired internet dinosaur AOL last year and making a move for one of the few internet companies even older in the form of Yahoo. The latter move, however, may be on the rocks as the Yahoo fossil-dig has revealed a few nasty surprises.
AT&T seems to be feelin
- Telia and Ericsson has brought 5G technology one step closer to deployment, after conducting outdoor tests on the first 5G trial system in Europe.Click here for more.
- Qualcomm has taken actions to address what it claims are Meizu's infringement of its patents in the United States, Germany and France. Click here for more.
- A full-blown acquisition looks hard to pull off
- Sweden-based telco reports flat revenue, slight decline in EBITDA.
- Luca to offer big data as a service, consultancy services, and sell anonymous, aggregated data generated by its networks.
- Android maker's first in-house smartphone carries a decidedly Apple-y whiff.
- Vendor expects weaker than normal sales growth in Q4, says revenue will take a hit from a scaled-down services contract in North America.
- Lawmakers say the mobile phone group illegally took more than $14bn out of the country
- Being boring sometimes is not an option any more
- Broadcaster tells investors it intends to seize ‘substantial’ share of sector
- Group is diving into a very shallow pool with its entry into the UK mobile market
- It’s all very well banging on about NB-IoT networks but what if your IoT device moves around? Vodafone is convinced satellites are the answer.
So convinced, in fact that it has committed to a roaming agreement with Inmarsat, which you can tell is in the satellite game because its name ends in ‘sat’. Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Access Network complements Vodafone’s current connectivity portfolio, we’re told, and we would expect no less.
“Success in IoT de
- Lichtenau/Baden, Germany – LS telcom’s spectrum management and licensing system, SPECTRA Enterprise, is now fully operational at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after a multi-year implementation project. The ACMA chose a SPECTRA Enterprise system from LS telcom to support, enable and enhance the ACMA’s spectrum management capabilities. The system includes software for spectrum licensing, broadcast licence area planning and allocation, technical frequenc
- Desperate to move the conversation away from incendiary devices, Samsung hosted the first Silicon Valley 5G Summit this week.
The stated purpose of this event was “…to lay the foundation for an open end-to-end ecosystem for fifth generation (5G) networks.” We must assume Samsung is already aware of the countless initiatives already in place to move 5G along, so what’s different about this one?
Commercialization, as opposed to implementation, was the name of the game at S
- Buyer set to demand discount on $4.8bn price over cyber attack at internet group
- London, 20 October 2016 – ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for mobile Internet, today announced that it has won the Best Wireless Broadband Innovation award for its Pre5G massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) technology at Broadband World Forum in London.Sponsored by Informa, the global business media company, Broadband World Forum is an important event in the broadband industry and this award furth
- The growing consensus that Britain’s broadband is down the toilet was compounded by Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge at BBWF today, as he told the British government to sort its act out.
Mockridge scathed the government on the vast number of UK bodies confusing matters in the telecoms space. He also cited the “muddled” policy environment, BT Openreach subsidies through BDUK and Brexit confusion as matters needing urgent attention.
But beyond all of those, Mockridge felt compelled
- Sector needs the same access rights as those enjoyed by water companies
- Telecoms sector needs the same access rights as those enjoyed by water companies
- Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Dean Anthony Gratton shares his experiences with the Amazon Echo device, powered by Alexa.
I covered a story back in July, “The Smart home: Is this is as good as it gets?” and pondered the state of play with regards to smart home technology and whatnot – in short, I wasn’t impressed with the current technology and its lacklustre offe
- Having struggled to come to terms with Cisco’s betrayal, Ericsson has decided to have a rebound fling with Red Hat. Go girlfriend!
They’re a promiscuous lot, these tech giants, bed-hopping like a cul-de-sac overgrown with pampas grass. The latest one to throw its keys into the bowl is open software company Red Hat, which had the good fortune to make itself available just as Ericsson was looking to give Cisco a taste of its own medicine.
The overt premise for their ‘partnership&
- One area of concern when looking into the development of virtual reality is withdrawal from society, however for HTC development of the platform has to be built on the idea of being social.
A stereotypical image of VR is a recluse in sweat stained underwear, covered in remnants of last night’s dinner with energy drinks scattered around the room, but this is an image which the team are now trying to change. Speaking at VR & AR World, HTC’s Chris Chin highlighted the idea
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance announces South African communications regulator as co-host for the 2017 Global Summit and welcomes 11 new membersEleven new organisations from Africa, Asia, North America and Europe join the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance as the fifth annual Global Summit is announced to take place in Cape Town from 9-11 May 2017Cape Town, South Africa, 20 October 2016: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is pleased to announce that its 2017 Global Summit will be co-hosted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the South African national spectrum regulator, in Cape Town on...Source: RealWire
- HUBER+SUHNER’s lightweight RADOX®Tenuis-TW cables are an integral part of Stadler’s design for its large-scale contract with SBBPfäffikon, Switzerland. 20 October 2016: Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER’s lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler’s large-scale contract with SBB. Stadler Rail is delivering 29 new eleven-unit trains fo
- US mobile operator to sell bond backed by its $16.4bn spectrum that carries messages, data and calls
- U.S. telco added 442,000 retail postpaid mobile customers.
- T-Mobile's network to go live in major cities next week; operator targets nationwide coverage in 2017.
- French incumbent aims to make virtual reality accessible with affordable device.
- Company ends September with 481 million 4G customers; fixed broadband business sees strong growth.
- It has been a few months since Vodafone last told everyone how great NB-IoT is so it’s time for another round of evangelising.
The first half of this year saw an unrelenting torrent of incremental NB-IoT announcements from Vodafone, which seems to have adopted the nascent LPWAN tech as a bit of a personal crusade, despite the fact that it will require broad consensus from hundreds of companies across many industries to succeed.
That all culminated in Vodafone IoT boss Erik Brenneis concedi
- As far as virtual reality goes the main challenge which has been voiced throughout VR/AR World is the need for a realistic business case. Addressing buyer’s remorse is the latest.
One of the more prominent features bursting out of the cloud is personalization. With the data collected on individuals and the computing power available through next generation technologies, personalization is the new battle ground for customer experience. But it would appear this trend is not stopping in the vi
vCPE technology will create a â€świn-winâ€ť situation for business end-users and network service providers, says ZTELONDON. 19 October 2016: Enterprises demand is one of the key driving factors for cloud applications, but businesses must evolve towards vCPE architecture to avoid higher costs and upgrade difficulties, ZTE warned today. Speaking at Broadband World Forum, Mr Francis Yan, CTO of Bearer Network at ZTE, advised how under traditional CPE architecture, the dedicated hardwares are preventing service providers from responding quickly to customer demands.ZTE, a global leader in telecommunications and in
- Matthew Hancock calls for more competition at network level
- UK minister for culture, media and sport, Matt Hancock, told the Broadband World Forum audience the government would like to see proper 5G in the mid-2020s. It’s good to see it’s a top priority over in Westminster.
In an ironically-titled presentation (“The UK as a Global Leader”), Hancock lamented Britain’s fall from digital grace, and said we as a nation rested on our laurels back in the early 2000s when we legislated a minimum access speed for all of 28 Kbps. Tha
- Taking a step back from the technical minutia around SDN and NFV, Amol Phadke, Global Lead Network Virtualization, Accenture, reminded the morning keynote audience at Broadband World Forum what NFV and SDN is really all about: connectivity.
“For every person on the planet, we’ll have five to 10 devices per human being by the end of next year,” said Phadke. “But it doesn’t stop there. 80% of humanity is going to be connected by some network in the next couple of year
- We’re a greedy bunch in the tech world. Whenever a new technology comes along there may be questions as to how it can help humanity, but the ultimate questions is how do we make money off it.
While it may seem self-serving, the question itself is fair enough, and that was the topic during the opening keynote panel session at VR & AR World this week; how can you commercialize virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.
VR and AR as technologies have often been relegated to the s
- Kinetic Mesh Networks Enable AirMast Tethered Drone System to Accomplish More, Travel Further, Communicate with Each Other, and Leverage Variable Payloads across Remote GeographiesLONDON – October 19, 2016 – As the demand for drone usage increases across industry sectors, Rajant’s kinetic mesh networks are equipped to meet the aerial broadband connectivity drones require to maximize business advantage. Industries, such as oil & gas, mining, military, governments and telecom
- A G.fast fest dominated the first day’s keynote session at Broadband World Forum here in London, as internet service providers the world over look to make copper sweat.
It all started with under fire Openreach, whose CEO Clive Selley delivered what could only be described as a meticulously-prepared and heavily PR’d address. Rarely daring to venture up from his script, Selley explained why G.fast is for the time being a more feasible means of delivering superfast broadband to the mass
- Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a 5.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner. Click here for more.
Intelligent Printing for modern Cloud Retail, Hospitality and Logistics printing with Star Micronics at Apps World 2016, ExCeLHigh Wycombe, UK, 19 October 2016: At Apps World 2016 (19 - 20 October, ExCeL, London) international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics (Stand D18) will be demonstrating its new HI X Connect interface. Star has a full range of solutions for app development and this latest product demonstrates the manufacturer’s focus on providing Cloud connectivity at every level. With Star’s unique hardware upgrade path users have the flexibility to grow as the market and their...Source: RealWi
BlueJeans and Arkadin Elevate Partnership to Make Video Meetings More Enjoyable and Productive with Integrated VoiceArkadin’s Premium Audio Ensures a Seamless Video Experience from any Device, Location or End-pointLONDON UK, October 19, 2016 – Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, and BlueJeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video communications services, increased their on-going collaboration by integrating Arkadin’s premium audio into BlueJeans’ video conferencing o
- October 19, 2016: Purple, the intelligent spaces company, today announced the signing of a three-year contract to supply the Bankers Life Fieldhouse with Ruckus Wireless and Purple’s guest WiFi solution.Together, the companies will combine to provide 437 Ruckus access points at the Fieldhouse’s Indianapolis home to the NBA Indiana Pacers and WNBA Indiana Fever. Overall the Fieldhouse hosts more than 200 events annually, including college and high school basketball, concerts, the circ
- Verizon is using drones to help with cell site inspections from the air in North Carolina and South Carolina to survey areas impacted by severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew.Click here for more.
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