KT, Nokia make good on MoU, launch IoT lab

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year.

BT raises multiplay stakes with Ultra HD first

BT has unveiled details of its forthcoming Ultra HD TV package, which will include what the company says will be Europe’s very first live sports UHD channel – BT Sport Ultra HD, reports DTVE.

Sailfish smartphone OS takes off in India

Finnish mobile company Jolla has confirmed Intex Technologies, one of India’s largest smartphone manufacturers, will be the first licensing partner for its Sailfish 2.0 operating system.

T-Mobile pulls away from Sprint, challenges AT&T in Mexico

US-based MNO T-Mobile has revealed its subscriber figures for the second quarter of 2015, announcing total additions of 2.07 million customers. Meanwhile, the carrier also announced a new borderless roaming service for customers traveling to Mexico or Canada.

Orange urges operators not to wait for 5G to embrace IoT

Orange SVP of network architecture and design, Alain Maloberti, used his keynote address at the LTE World Summit to highlight how the French telco plans on embracing IoT, while looking towards the arrival of 5G.

KT targets 5G rollout for 2018 Winter Olympics

Korean mobile operator KT says it will be conducting 5G trials with a view to launching a live service ready for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, being hosted in the Korean city of Pyeongchang.

Apple in Swift climbdown over latest music misstep

Artist protest over the terms and conditions for new streaming service Apple Music has resulted in a capitulation from the tech giant following a public protest by pop star Taylor Swift.

OTT video revenue explosion forecasted

Statistics unveiled by analysis firm Digital TV Research has projected a doubling in global OTT video streaming revenues from $26bn in 2015 to $51.1bn in 2020; highlighting the growing market share of OTT players in broadcasting.

BT and EE extend converged multiplay services

BT and its probable mobile subsidiary EE have each extended new service offerings relating to real-time LTE broadcasting, as well as enhanced premium sport and new 4K TV offerings.

Telefónica expands OTT and IoT activity

Spanish telco Telefónica has highlighted further initiatives in its diversification drive, partnering with Mozilla on OTT communication and Samsung on IoT.

Google reportedly developing IoT operating system

The Internet of Things landgrab is currently going though a software phase, is seems, with Google the latest company to see the need for a dedicated IoT OS, according to a report by The Information.

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