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Profits plummet at Nokia Networks

Finnish telco Nokia’s Q1 2015 earnings report revealed a dramatic decline in profits from its core networking operations. While Nokia Networks revenues were up 15% year-on-year, operating profit was down a massive 61%, with the Mobile Broadband division registering a loss of €3 million.

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Verizon announces SDN overhaul plans

Verizon has confirmed publicly its plans to develop and implement a software defined networking infrastructure, working alongside Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson and Nokia Networks, among others.

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TalkTalk joins BT in MVNO race to the bottom

UK telco TalkTalk has jumped on the low-cost bandwagon in the wake of BT’s move into the mobile market, offering aggressively low-priced 4G services to go along with its domestic broadband package.

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Huawei and HKT claim 440Mbps LTE-A live test

HKT, the mobile subsidiary of telco PCCW, has announced the successful live testing of LTE-A carrier aggregation (CA) alongside Huawei. The telco claims to have achieved peak download rate speeds of 440Mbps.

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Carphone Warehouse launches MVNO on Three network

Carphone Warehouse has formally unveiled its MVNO, which will use the Three mobile network. Named iD, the MVNO is positioning itself as addressing customer frustrations, which CPW considers itself in a strong position to understand.

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RTX launches Fast Pay carrier exchange settlement service

UK wireless exchange outfit RTX has launched Fast Pay, a system designed to speed up payments between users of its global carrier exchange service. The service allows operators to buy and sell voice and data services from each other across the world, which in turn can improve the yield and flexibility of their comms offerings.

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Google MVNO to launch this week – report

US search giant Google could launch its long anticipated MVNO as early as today, according to a WSJ report. An additional detail teased in the report is that Google is expected to offer data on a pay-as-you-go basis, with subscribers only paying for the amount of data they use.

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Ofcom updates consultation on 5G spectrum above 6 GHz

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published an update to its consultation on 5G, specifically the use of spectrum above 6 GHz to satisfy the anticipated bandwidth requirements that will prove too great for standard licensed spectrum.

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Ericsson adds Intel security to managed services portfolio

Infrastructure giant Ericsson is continuing its diversification drive by partnering with chip giant Intel to provide telcos with managed security solutions to sell on to their enterprise customers. The companies see security as a key issue as we move into the Internet of Things era.

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Telecom Italia goes quadplay with Sky

Italian incumbent Telecom Italia (TI) has announced the introduction of the country’s first quadplay offering, by partnering with Sky to deliver TV content, internet, mobile and landline services.

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T-Mobile Austria virtualizes BSS, targets new data tariffs

T-Mobile Austria has announced that it will be implementing a virtualized charging system solution as part of a wider virtualized BSS strategy. The solution, provided by BSS specialist Openet, will be responsible for creating personalised offers to T-Mobile Austria’s pay-as-you-go, contract, consumer and enterprise subscribers.

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Hutchison launches international MVNO enablement platform

Hong Kong-based telco Hutchison Whampoa, parent company of mobile operator Three, has launched a mobile virtual network operator enablement (MVNE) platform, dubbed “Hue”. According to Hutchison, Hue acts as a single point of entry for MVNOs looking for a global footprint and will have access to Hutchison’s networks across Europe and Asia.

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Ericsson, Eindhoven University drive connected car capabilities

Swedish infrastructure giant Ericsson has announced a new partnership with Eindhoven University of Technology, which is focussed on advancing the intelligent capabilities of automotive vehicles, starting with a solar-powered connected car.

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Telstra wraps up Pacnet acquisition

The Telstra/Pacnet acquisition story which broke towards the end of last year has now come to fruition, with the Australian telco today announcing the completed acquisition of the Cloud, managed services and data centre provider. As reported by Telecoms.com in December, the valuation of the deal came in at $697 million.

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Boards approve €15.6bn Nokia deal for Alcatel-Lucent

Upheaval is in the air in the network infrastructure industry as the rumoured acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia, acknowledged yesterday by the former, was officially announced by the latter this morning. The transaction places a value of around €15.6 billion on Alcatel-Lucent, which Nokia will acquire in full.

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