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Eero launches home Wi-Fi system with multiple routers

US start-up Eero has announced that its Wi-Fi system using multiple routers that form a mesh network covering every room in the home is available for purchase. The company started taking pre-orders a year ago. The system is managed with the Eero app, for Android and iOS, which pairs with the primary router connected to the modem. The app offers ... Read More »

EU to develop 5G action plan by year-end

The EU will form a 5G Action Plan by the end of this year, in order to ensure it capitalises on the opportunities of the new mobile technology and does not repeat the “failure” of 4G, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Gunther Oettinger announced at Mobile World Congress.  He met with EU telecommunications companies last month to ... Read More »

SK Telecom, DT establish technology and business partnership

South Korean operator SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom announced that they entered into a strategic business partnership agreement to collaborate in the fields of services, Internet of Things (IoT) and related R&D areas. With the aim to strengthen their capabilities as ICT industry leaders and to achieve new growth through joint business opportunities in Asian and European markets, SK Telecom ... Read More »

Verizon to open ThingSpace IoT platfrom to third parties

Verizon has outlined the gains made by its ThingSpace platform since launch in October 2015. ThingSpace is a platform allowing businesses of all sizes to build consumer applications enabled by the IoT. The company said at Mobile World Congress that over 4,000 developers are now using ThingSpace. It announced plans to open up the platform to third-party network and technology ... Read More »

Telefonica presents 'pioneering' social TV platform

Telefonica has unveiled a service called Social TV at Mobile World Congress, which the company describes as a “pioneering and unique” initiative in the world of television. The service, which is still in beta, will allow users to interact with other people directly on their TV screen without having to connect via other social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. ... Read More »

Deutsche Telekom partners will.i.am for exclusive wearable

Deutsche Telekom and i.am+, created by entrepreneur and musician will.i.am, have formed an exclusive partnership, the companies announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The first product to be launched through this prospective long-term partnership will be “dial” – a next-generation wearable that is a computerised wrist device and smartphone, based on the new voice-focused software platform AneedA.  The ... Read More »

SK Telecom demos 5G system at 20.5 Gbps at MWC

South Korean operator SK Telecom is showcasing its latest 5G system including radio, core and device at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. In partnership with Nokia, SK Telecom has demonstrated live 20.5 Gbps transmission speed over the air. Back in October 2015, SK Telecom and Nokia achieved 19.1Gbps transmission speed over the air using 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), 8×8 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output ... Read More »

AT&T announces deals with Porsche, Audi, Opel

AT&T and Porsche Cars North America have signed a multi-year agreement to bring high speed internet to select Porsche Macan, Boxer and 911 2017 models. AT&T will offer connectivity on its LTE network for the carmaker’s Connect Plus services, which are available as standard or as an option on a number of models. The services include a Wi-Fi hotspot able ... Read More »

Ngena operator alliance forms to serve int'l businesses

Deutsche Telekom, CenturyLink, Reliance and SK Telecom announced a new alliance at Mobile World Congress. The Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance, to be called Ngena, plans to launch international network services for business customers in the first half of next year. At full global deployment, the partners expected have more than 20 additional service providers in the alliance. The foundation ... Read More »

Verizon to buy XO fibre network business for USD 1.8 bln

Verizon has agreed to buy XO Communications’ fibre-optic network business for USD 1.8 billion. The deal gives Verizon access to XO’s fibre-based IP and Ethernet networks to serve business and wholesale customers as well as boost backhaul for its mobile network. In addition, Verizon will lease XO’s wireless spectrum, with an option to buy that spectrum by the end of ... Read More »