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EC to soften roaming caps blow for telcos – report

EC considers a softer a approach to roaming price caps The European Commission’s (EC) plans to abolish retail roaming rates within EU altogether by 2016 could be changed to a watered-down ‘fair-use’ policy instead, according to a draft report seen by the Financial Times. The changes proposed to the earlier plans that were bitterly opposed by telcos suggest the adoption of ... Read More »

Austrian discount retailer set to enter MVNO market – report

Discounter Hofer could be Austria’s next new MVNO Hofer, the Austrian branch of Aldi, is reportedly entering the mobile market in January with its own mobile service offering. It would replace Yesss!, the MVNO Hofer announced it was dropping last December, although the contract is still valid until the end of this year. According to reports, Hofer will use T-Mobile ... Read More »

AT&T-Chernin venture snaps up Fullscreen stake

AT&T and Chernin Group agree to buy majority of Fullscreen Otter Media, the joint venture of AT&T and media holding company Chernin Group, formed in April, announced its intention to buy a majority stake in YouTube content provider Fullscreen in a move to establish firmer foot in the online video market. The news follows Chernin Group’s unsuccessful bid for Hulu ... Read More »

The case for Self-Organizing Networks

Complex Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this piece Michael Motta, Director of Product Marketing at PI Works, discusses the merits of Self-Organizing Network (SON) technology at a time when hetnets are playing an increasing role in tackling exponential mobile data demand.   Mobile Operators are facing unprecedented ... Read More »

Huawei acquires Neul to boost IoT offering

Huawei is positioning itself to capitalise on IoT Chinese networking giant Huawei has deepened its commitment to IoT (Internet of Things) with the acquisition of UK startup Neul. The Cambridge-based company is focused on developing technology to embed processing and connectivity as efficiently as possible. While neither company has chosen to make a formal announcement, Huawei provided the following comment: ... Read More »

UN Broadband Commission: 50% of world online by 2017

Number of people accessing mobile broadband worldwide is growing fast A report by the UN Broadband Commission shows that 40% of the world’s population are already online, with the figure set to reach 50% by 2017. Data from the annually published report, titled The State of Broadband, predicts that the number of internet users is set to rise from last ... Read More »

Ericsson buys into PaaS start up

Ericsson is investing in cloud Cloud technologies remain a strong investment target as Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson on Tuesday agreed to acquire a majority stake in US-based enterprise services startup Apcera. The move will add next generation platform as-a-service (PaaS) technology to the Ericsson Cloud System, where the company’s key focus is on governance and automation of operator and enterprise ... Read More »

Apple sets new iPhone sales record, still lags market

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with Apple Pay Apple announced it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones during the first weekend of sales, a new record for the company. The phones, which were released to market on Friday, are currently on sale in 10 countries with 20 more getting them on 26th September, and 115 expected in total ... Read More »

UK targets 5G leadership, commercial availability by 2020

MP David Willets speaks at the 5G Huddle event in London 5G will be commercially available by 2020, industry executives and government representatives from Europe, North America and Asia were told at the 5G Huddle event in London, attended by Telecoms.com. The event, organised by Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) together with industry lobby group techUK, heard from a number ... Read More »