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BlackBerry taps cloud startup head as next COO

Marty Beard, chief operating officer at BlackBerry BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as chief operating officer, who joins the struggling devices and software manufacturer from LiveOps, a provider of cloud-based customer service solutions. Ass chief operating officer Beard will be responsible for cross-functional organisations including marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development, and customer care. Marty is also responsible ... Read More »

BlackBerry taps cloud startup founder as next COO

Marty Beard, chief operating officer at BlackBerry BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as chief operating officer, who joins the struggling devices and software manufacturer from LiveOps, a provider of cloud-based customer service solutions. Ass chief operating officer Beard will be responsible for cross-functional organisations including marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development, and customer care. Marty is also responsible ... Read More »

What is this Internet of Things, thing?

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this first piece of a regular contribution, technology author Dean Anthony Gratton takes a sceptical view of the hype surrounding the Internet of Things.   Everybody stop it – yes, stop it! What I mean is, everyone is talking about the Internet ... Read More »

SK Telecom and Ericsson demonstrate potential 5G tech

A live demonstration South Korea was the inevitable location for the first demonstration of a new ‘Elastic Cell’ technology that allows multiple cells to serve a handset simultaneously, thus improving performance at the cell boundary. This technology is likely to contribute to the eventual 5G standard. The demonstration was the result of collaboration between South Korean operator SK Telecom and ... Read More »

Twitter builds commerce model with CardSpring buy

CardSpring specialises in payment APIs Social network Twitter has acquired payments infrastructure firm CardSpring for an undisclosed sum. The San Francisco-based startup develops a web service API that makes it easy for payment companies and point-of-sale vendors to work with developers to create card-linked services. The company’s most recent product, CardSpring Connect, aims to bring the power of mobile and ... Read More »

BBC, EE demo ‘buffering-free’ broadcast over LTE

The BBC is trialling multicast technology As spectrum efficiency becomes ever more important, UK public broadcaster the BBC is teaming up with equipment vendors Huawei and Qualcomm and mobile operator EE to demonstrate the benefits that multicast 4G broadcast can offer compared with unicast streaming. The trial technology, which will be demonstrated on a dedicated stand at the BBC R&D ... Read More »

Three joins London Tube wifi network

All UK operators now offer wifi access on the Tube UK fibre network operator and cableco Virgin Media has added cellular player Three as the latest wholesale partner for its wifi on the London Underground service. By the end of July, Three customers will be able to access wifi at over 144 Tube stations for no extra cost. The deal ... Read More »

So. Farewell then

Nokia is a company and brand that has been synonymous with the mobile industry pretty much since its inception. A decade ago Nokia was so dominant as a handset vendor the Informer wondered why anyone else even bothered, with Motorola and BlackBerry among the few that were able to coexist with the unstoppable Finnish juggernaut (and look at them now). ... Read More »

4G capacity demand drives Ericsson Q2 recovery

Ericsson CFO Jan Frykhammar Network infrastructure vendor Ericsson has reported Q2 earnings down 1% from the year-ago quarter, but up 13% from Q1. “Sales in the quarter year-over-year were driven by growth in the Middle East, China and India, as well as continued capacity business in North America,” said Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg. Speaking to Telecoms.com Ericsson CFO Jan Frykhammar ... Read More »

Citrix appoints former CA Technologies exec to lead Northern Europe

Jacqueline de Rojas, area vice president, Northern Europe, Citrix Virtualisation incumbent Citrix has announced the appointment of former CA Technologies executive Jacqueline de Rojas as area vice president, Northern Europe. In her role she will help drive awareness of the company’s virtual and mobile offerings across the region. Reporting to Carlos Sartorius, vice president and general manager, EMEA, de Rojas ... Read More »