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Three UK talks data

Three is trying to navigate the sea of data Arguably the most disruptive telco in the UK market today, Three UK is looking to leverage insights generated from its vast troves of network data in a bid to improve customer satisfaction and how the business caters to segmented customer needs, as well as derive incremental value from existing customers. Stefan ... Read More »

Alcatel-Lucent claims 1 Gbps over copper breakthrough

Broadband speeds over copper are improving Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm – Bell Labs, has announced a prototype technology that enables copper lines to deliver 1 Gigabits per second symmetrical (simultaneous download and upload) broadband speeds. It also, perhaps with a press release in mind, demonstrated 10 Gbps over two pairs of copper lines. The new technology is called “XG-FAST”, which is ... Read More »

Mobile banking to overtake online within five years

One more step towards the mobile wallet Analyst firm Juniper Research reckons more people will be using mobile apps for banking than web-based options by 2019, as the 800 million people who used their phones for banking more than doubles to 1.75 billion in five years. In some mature markets this transition has already happened, with Bank of America announcing ... Read More »

Today’s pricing in mobile and fixed-line networks is toxic

Toxic pricing can be a waste of profit Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this piece Dr. Ekkehard Stadie and Martin Deutschenbaur, of Simon-Kucher & Partners, look at current telco pricing models and why they need to change. Revenue and profit sources of mobile and fixed-line network providers ... Read More »

Vendors develop open source framework for Internet of Things

Open source will be a big feature in IoT tech A collaboration of industry vendors took form on Tuesday with the inauguration of a consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) claims to be focused on defining a common ... Read More »

Post Office to get into the MVNO game via EE

Still trusted after all these years The UK Post Office has announced it will become and MVNO later this year, using the EE network, in a move that couldn’t be more symbolic if it tried. The Post Office, which can trace its history back to 1660, seems to have finally got the memo that people are mainly communicating via mobile ... Read More »

Telecom New Zealand invests in app startup

App La Carte builds apps for businesses Telecom New Zealand’s startup incubator, Telecom Digital Ventures, on Monday made a strategic investment in mobile application developer App La Carte. App La Carte was launched in November 2012 when its founders spotted a gap in the market for businesses and organisations prepared to pay a monthly subscription to use an easy-to-use app ... Read More »

Nokia fleshes out network deployment skills with second acquisition

Nice specialises in 3D modelling for network planning In an acquisition double whammy that took place at the end of last week, Nokia Networks revealed that it picked up a second company, Israel-based Nice Systems, also for an undisclosed sum. The geolocation specialist will give Nokia enhancements in the planning and optimisation of mobile networks, the company said. The deal ... Read More »

Tele2 sells out of Norway

Tele2 is exiting Norway In news that will come as no great surprise, Nordic carrier group Tele2 on Monday agreed to sell its Norwegian business to TeliaSonera for an SEK5.1bn (€500m). It’s been known the company was mulling an exit from the market after failing to win any spectrum in an auction late last year. The divestment delivers an attractive ... Read More »