Category: Networks

European carriers explore mobile TV in TDD

The wireless operator community is taking another crack at mobile TV, with a technology that also holds promise for the little used TDD spectrum, which most operators have left gathering spectral dust.

An industry in the grip of femto fever?

Global femtocell deployments have more than doubled in the last nine months, suggesting a maturity of the technology and a growing acceptance of the potential business models.

Telstra almost strikes deal to upgrade fixed network

Australian incumbent Telstra will be a major participant in the national broadband network roll out after all. Over the weekend the carrier struck a deal worth approximately A$11bn with the Australian Government, almost cementing its involvement in the wade reaching project.

LTE: Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research

At the LTE World Summit, Stéphane Téral, principal analyst at Infonetics Research talks to about SON and SDR and the future of more efficient and productive networks.

Femtos win more support in US

Expect to hear plenty of news about femtocells this week as the Femto World Summit kicks off in London. had a briefing with what felt like the entire femto ecosystem on Monday morning ahead of the conference and came away with the sense that the technology and the business model are winning acceptance and adoption. The latest carrier to fly the femto flag being US rural player Mosaic Telecom.

WiMAX player exits UK

UK-based communications firm and WiMAX operator the Daisy Group on Thursday offloaded its loss making WiMAX assets in the country for just £12.5m.

Femtos extend reach into WiMAX territory

The Femto Forum joined forces with the WiMAX Forum on Thursday, publishing the first standard designed to bring both networking technologies closer together.

Mobile operators may look to exit voice business, says consultancy

The provision of data access is now the most important part of a mobile operator’s business and some may decide in the future that offering voice services does not make economic sense. So says industry consultancy Northstream in a recently released white paper.

Reliance Communications to spin off tower business

Indian fixed and mobile operator Reliance Communications (RCOM) has announced that it is to spin out its cell tower subsidiary Reliance Infratel. The move would create the world’s largest independent telecoms infrastructure company, the firm said Monday.

O2 data cap protest will help out O2

The word on the wires Tuesday morning is of growing support for a consumer protest against O2 UK’s recent decision to introduce tiered data tariffs and do away with unlimited offerings.

Reliance buys Infotel Broadband as Indian BWA auction closes

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is to acquire 95 per cent of Infotel Broadband Services, the only bidder in the recently concluded Indian Broadband Wireless Access auction to win 20MHz of pan-Indian spectrum. RIL said it was paying $1.033bn for the stake in Infotel.

O2’s revised data pricing model is no surprise

O2’s decision to switch from an unlimited model to one tiered based on usage is of no surprise to those that have studied mobile data usage patterns. Just like AT&T in the US, O2 UK had become the industry poster-child of the capacity crunch era.

LTE: Eric Ericsson, Ericsson

Voice is an often overlooked element of the LTE ecosystem, so chatted with Eric Ericsson, head of telephony evolution at Ericsson, at the LTE World Summit about the need to carry voice, as well as data, over LTE.

O2 beefs up network to meet smartphone demand

Good news for existing smartphone users on the O2 UK network, but it’s more likely the impending arrival of the iPhone 4 later this month was the kick the carrier needed to improve its data network in the capital.

VimpelCom targets robots in Russia

Second placed Russian carrier VimpelCom has teamed up with machine to machine network specialist Jasper Wireless to bring what it claims is the first M2M platform to the Russian market.

GTS extends Eastern European network footprint

Central and Eastern European carrier GTS Central Europe said Wednesday it has completed the acquisition of Romanian network operator Datek, boosting its footprint in the corporate network services market in the country and the region.

Telefonica cannot block Vivo dividends says PT

Portugal Telecom has denied that Telefonica is able to block dividends from the two operators’ Brazilian joint venture Vivo as analysts warn that the Portugese incumbent cannot afford to lose its presence in the high growth Brazilian market.


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