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Nokia gives its network mapping services a boost with Nice deal

on 03 July 2014. Nokia Networks has bought advanced geolocation functions from Nice Systems, which it said it will use to bolster the planning and optimisation of mobile networks. The vendor said the geolocation functions will be able to provide it with 3D mapping, which will give it better insight into trends in traffic and the performance of networks. In ... Read More »

Commscope in Alifabs deal to meet small cell, LTE demand

on 02 July 2014. Commscope has moved to expand its metro cell and small cell services after buying two businesses of the UK-based Alifabs Group. The businesses make and supply cabinets for the telecoms, utility and energy sectors, as well as supply cellular monopoles, smaller street towers and solutions. Commscope said it would use the businesses to support its metro ... Read More »

Swiss operators back NFC for new m-payments service

on 02 July 2014. Switzerland’s three operators have chosen NFC to drive a new mobile payments platform for Android handsets, which allows consumers to make payments, gain loyalty points and open doors at workplaces. Tapit was developed by Swisscom, which is the first operator to launch the service, and supports Visa payment cards issued by Cornèrcard. Each transaction is completed ... Read More »

Ericsson hits 5GBps in 5G trial

on 02 July 2014. Ericsson has demonstrated download speeds of 5GBps on the 15GHz band, as it becomes the latest vendor to test 5G technology. The Sweden-based company said it used a new radio interface and advanced Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology as part of the trial, which was witnessed by executives from NTT DOCOMO and SK Telecom. Ericsson is developing ... Read More »

Operators can't afford "luxury" of digital innovation, says Google exec

on 01 July 2014. Operators’ inability to keep up with more nimble digital upstarts has been greeted with a sympathetic ear from an unlikely source, with a Google executive saying operators do not have the luxury to experiment. At Cambridge Wireless’s Future of Wireless event yesterday, Tim Carter, Head of Business Developments for Android in EMEA, said it was unfair ... Read More »

Operators "too pricey and too outdated" for IoT

on 01 July 2014. Operators’ role within the Internet of Things market could be threatened by a focus on outdated and overly expensive mobile technology, delegates at Cambridge Wireless’ Future of Wireless conference have heard. In a wide-ranging discussion about the opportunities of the IoT sector, Paul Green, Arkessa’s Marketing and Technical Director, argued that while there is talk of ... Read More »

Ukkoverkot launches LTE at 450MHz with Huawei

on 01 July 2014. Finnish operator Ukkoverkot has signed a deal with Huawei for the vendor to refarm a CDMA network at 450MHz into an LTE network, which it said will be more cost effective and efficient. Huawei will build an end-to-end solution, comprising base stations and devices, with nationwide coverage of the service available by the end of the ... Read More »

KPN launches 4G on 1800MHz, LTE-A to follow

on 01 July 2014. Dutch operator KPN has begun deploying 4G on the 1800MHz band, with plans to activate LTE-Advanced in the weeks to come. The operator went live with its LTE service earlier this year, deploying on the 800MHz band, and was the first to launch next generation mobile services in the Netherlands.  KPN said it is marking the ... Read More »