Swisscom joins global M2M association

Swisscom has been confirmed as the newest member of the Global M2M Association (GMA), joining a variety of operators looking to advance M2M and IoT telecoms services globally.

Nokia talks up telco cloud offering

Finnish kit vendor Nokia is continuing to promote its nascent cloud offerings for telcos, three months after the launch of its AirFrame datacenter family of products.

Nokia reveals new Network-as-a-Service 5G architecture

Nokia Networks has unveiled a new network architecture that is programmable and aimed squarely at whatever 5G turns out to be. Drawing extensively on concepts like NFV and SDN, Nokia is claiming this offers operators a Network-as-a-Service model.

Altice to poach Alcatel-Lucent chief Michel Combes

Altice chief Patrick Drahi has appointed Alcatel-Lucent chief executive Michel Combes as president of Numericable-SFR and global director of operations at Altice itself, and he will join the telecoms group next month, according to Le Figaro, reports DTVE.

Battle emerges over LTE-U and wifi coexistence

Major players from the North American telecoms industry have written to the FCC in staunch opposition of a recent Wi-Fi Alliance request for stringent testing on coexistence regulations between LTE-U and wifi devices.

BICS claims Asia Europe VoLTE first

BICS, the international wholesale arm of Belgian operator Proximus, reckons it’s successfully launched the first fully end-to-end international VoLTE call between Europe and Asia.

Nokia Alcatel-Lucent acquisition progresses with SEC filing

Finnish networks company Nokia has announced a milestone in the progress of its acquisition of rival Alcatel-Lucent with the filing of a preliminary draft of its registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Verizon, Qualcomm drive automated cars through IoT

Verizon and Qualcomm are among 15 partners launching Mcity at the University of Michigan this week, a controlled testing environment for connected and automated vehicles, reports Business Cloud News.

Vodafone Italy launches NFV-based VoLTE

Vodafone is the latest carrier to push ahead with rolling out a voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, with its Italian subsidiary launching the service.


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