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MVNO BLOG guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO Blog guide to the week’s virtual operator developments UK-based BT Group is expected to unveil its new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) unit BT Mobile later this week, leveraging the wholesale deal it signed with mobile market leader EE, prior to its agreement to acquire the cellular giant in a GBP12.5 billion (USD18.7 billion) deal. According to the Daily ... Read More »

Fairphone and supermarket deals boost Phone Co-op sales

Fairphone and supermarket deals boost Phone Co-op sale EE MVNO the Phone Co-op has seen mobile customer numbers rise by over 20% to more than 11,650, with mobile sales increasing by over 31% during the past 12 months. The MVNO said its drive into mobile has been boosted by its MVNO deal with supermarket retailer the Co-operative Group and its ... Read More »

Will BT launch 4G mobile services under its own brand

Will BT launch 4G mobile services under its own brand Rumours suggest that BT will launch 4G mobile services under its own brand this week. The move would represent the media giant’s first foray into the consumer market since it spun off its 02 mobile division in 2002. The Financial Times reported on Saturday that existing BT customers currently leasing ... Read More »

Orange Business Services launches SDN pilot for SMEs

on 23 March 2015. Orange Business Services has launched a pilot scheme for a new “plug and play” SDN solution for enterprises.  OBS said the fully automated and “100 percent digital” network management solution will allow small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to create and manage networks in real time via a web portal, as well as create customised virtual applications ... Read More »

Etisalat brings Ericsson's Radio Dot to Egypt

on 23 March 2015. Etisalat has become the first operator in Egypt to deploy Ericsson’s Radio Dot System.  The Egyptian operator said the deployment of the small cell technology would support in-building coverage for its consumer and enterprise customers for both voice and data services. Khalid Murshed, Etisalat CTO, said: “Ericsson’s Radio Dot System will enable us to offer our ... Read More »

TAG to provide M2M SIM platform for firefighting equipment

on 20 March 2015. Telekom Austria’s machine-to-machine SIM management platform will be used to provide telematics systems for firefighting vehicles, the operator has revealed.  Firefighting equipment manufacturer Rosenbauer will use Telekom Austria M2M’s SIMplify solution to connect vehicles to the operator’s central M2M server via GPRS/UMTS.  TAG said its M2M platform would provide automatic configuration and administration for Rosenburg’s telematics ... Read More »

ETSI, Small Cell Forum to explore virtualising small cells

on 20 March 2015. The Small Cell Forum and ETSI’s NFV Industry Specificiation Group are working together on a new project exploring the virtualisation of small cells.  Both organisations will collaborate on carrier requirements for virtualised small cells, as well as recommending the best methods of implementation. The Small Cell Forum began its virtualisation program last year, which was in ... Read More »

Google, Intel developing “luxury” smartwatch with TAG Heuer

on 20 March 2015. Apple Watch has a potential rival on its hands after it was revealed that Google and Intel are developing a high-end smartwatch with Swiss timepiece manufacturer TAG Heuer.  Announcing the collaboration during the Baselworld watch and jewellery show in Switzerland, execs from the three companies took to the stage to reveal that they were creating a ... Read More »

Future of retailing is black and white as BT opens concept store

on 19 March 2015. BT has opened a new “Alexander Black” concept store in Milan that aims to give customers a tech-heavy taste of the future of retail shopping.  The store is embedded with over 40 “innovative” technologies including RFID, NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy, beacons and Wi-Fi, to provide shoppers with a more personalised and “intelligent” retail experience. BT said ... Read More »