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Qualcomm brings top-tier performance to mid-range CPUs

on 19 February 2015. Qualcomm has introduced four new CPUs to its mid-tier 600 and 400 series that support high-end features, including LTE-Advanced and 4K video capture. The chipmaker, whose top-end Snapdragon 810 has reportedly been snubbed by device maker Samsung, said its new Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 chips would provide “cost-conscious” users with a high-performance mobile experience. ... Read More »

Tele2 brings LTE to IoT, as Beecham warns don't believe the M2M hype

on 19 February 2015. Tele2 has brought LTE connectivity to the Internet of Things, with the operator claiming it will benefit the security, connected car and advertising sectors. The Swedish operator said it wanted to bring faster speeds of up to 50MB per second, more stable connections and shorter response times. IoT player Jasper is managing the operator’s M2M control ... Read More »

Samsung buys LoopPay to fend off Apple Pay threat

on 19 February 2015. Samsung has bought digital wallet platform LoopPay and revealed a new LTE public safety platform ahead of Mobile World Congress. LoopPay’s software allows point of sale terminals to turn into contactless receivers and Samsung said the acquisition would help strengthen its efforts to build mobile wallets. The world’s biggest smartphone maker is under pressure from rival ... Read More »

Ericsson unveils 100GE router, modular architecture in next-gen product deluge

on 19 February 2015. Ericsson has lifted the lid on several new products targeting next-gen connectivity, including a new 100GE router, a modular radio system architecture and an app optimisation service for operators. In a glut of pre-Mobile World Congress announcements, the vendor lifted the lid on its multi-band and multi-standard Router 6000 series. It combines both radio and IP ... Read More »

Samsung begins production of new Exynos 7 using 14nm FinFET

on 18 February 2015. Samsung has entered mass production of its upcoming Exynos 7 Octa SoC, using its new 14nm FinFET process. Samsung claimed its “industry’s first” 14nm process reduced power consumption in its new chip by 35 percent and enabled productivity gains of 30 percent when compared to its 20nm process. Processing speeds were also said to be improved ... Read More »

Almost half a billion connections are LTE, claims GSMA

on 18 February 2015. LTE networks are set to cover more than a third (35 percent) of the world’s population by the end of 2015, with Europe accounting for almost one in six connections, the GSMA has said. Coverage is set to increase from 27 percent at the end of 2014 to 35 percent by the end of December. There ... Read More »

Nokia Networks, TAG reveal fresh virtualisation trials

on 18 February 2015. Nokia Networks and Telekom Austria Group have announced new virtualisation tests with trials of virtual modems and software defined networking in mobile backhaul. Telekom Austria Group has tested virtualisation in its home country for the first time, with its domestic subsidiary A1 partnering with NEC/NetCracker to test a virtual modem in a field trial. Both companies ... Read More »

JT Global brings LTE to Channel Islands

on 17 February 2015. Operator JT Global has launched LTE across six sites in the Channel Islands, with plans to extend the network from Jersey to nearby Guernsey. The £12 million (€16.1 million) investment has brought connectivity to the St Ouen region, offering average speeds of 8MB per second. The operator has also improved its 3G network across the Channel ... Read More »

Smartphones break through one billion barrier, Apple big winner

on 17 February 2015. Global smartphone sales crossed the one billion mark for the first time last year, a new report has claimed, with separate research suggesting Apple won big in Western Europe. GfK’s report into the smartphone market revealed unit sales were up 14 percent to 40.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Value sales increased 10 percent ... Read More »

Nokia Networks boosts telco cloud range in radio push

on 17 February 2015. Nokia Networks has expanded its telco cloud portfolio by releasing new products for security, evolved packet core and a network director. Each of the products will be launched commercially this year and will be part of its Radio Cloud range, which aims to shift capacity to where it is required. Operators can deploy radio networks using ... Read More »