Citroën plans to use software giant IBM’s Big Data, Analytics and MobileFirst solutions to provide customised connected car offerings in new vehicles

Peugeot Citroen taps IBM for connected car offering

French car manufacturer Peugeot Citroën plans to use software giant IBM’s Big Data, Analytics and MobileFirst solutions to provide customised connected car offerings in new vehicles.

The move should spur TDD-FDD integration

Huawei condemns NSA snooping allegations

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has responded to the US National Security Agency (NSA) following reports over the weekend claiming that the organisation gained access to Huawei’s email servers and source code of Huawei products.

Vizz Africa allows African migrants in the UK to send airtime credit to friends and family back home

Somali operator to deploy LTE this year

Global voice and data services provider Glocall Telecoms, through its Somali operator subsidiary Sahal Telecoms, has announced it will deploy LTE services in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Verizon Wireless has posted a 4.8 year on year increase in revenue for 1Q14, as well as a 15.1 per cent increase in operating income

WeDo sees revenue and EBITDA growth in 2013

Business assurance software provider WeDo Technologies hailed its “best year to date” for FY2013, generating revenue of €61.5m, a 12 per cent year on year increase on the €55.1m the previous year.

Dish Network has been told by the US Department of Labor's OSHA to pay a former employee $157,024 in back wages and $100,000 in compensatory damages

Dish Networks forced to pay out to whistleblower

US satellite operator Dish Network has been told by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pay a former employee $157,024 in back wages and $100,000 in compensatory damages. The employee was blacklisted by the firm after reporting one of Dish’s vendors for submitting fraudulent invoices.

The low penetration in Asia-Pacific is due to its broad, diverse and fragmented make-up

NSN signs carrier aggregation and CDN deals in Asia

Network infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks has announced two deals in the Asia-Pacific region. It has delivered multi-band carrier aggregation technology to Taiwan Mobile and signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese content and application delivery solutions provider ChinaCache.

Volvo Cars is joining forces with road administrators in a pilot project in which road friction information from individual cars is shared within a cloud-based system

Volvo joins pilot project using cloud platform to aggregate road condition data

Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) are initiating a pilot project that will send road condition information from individual vehicles to a cloud-based system to improve public safety, the organisations said Wednesday.

Telstra announced that it is deploying Cisco's cloud infrastructure within a local Australian datacentre, the first of Cisco's partners to do so

Telstra first to deploy Cisco’s global cloud platform

Australian telco Telstra announced Tuesday that the company is partnering with Cisco on a deal that will effectively see Telstra become the first service provider to deploy Cisco’s global cloud compute infrastructure within its datacentres. Telstra also announced it will also invest in Cisco Evolved Services Platform for its networking infrastructure in a bid to improve service personalisation.

Cloudberry is pushing the small-cells-as-a-service model

Telefónica partners with Samsung on mobile security, BYOD

Telefónica Digital, the digital services wing of Spanish operator Telefónica announced a deal with Samsung on Monday that will see the Korean vendor’s recently revamped mobile application containerisation platform Knox made available to Telefónica Digital’s global enterprise and public sector customers.

Deon Geyser, head of NSN's Southern African sub-region

NSN appoints Southern Africa head

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has appointed Deon Geyser as head of the Southern African sub-region, who has rejoined the firm from international operator group Millicom Cellular International, which is parent to the Tigo brand in Africa and Latin America.

Security vendors claim Regin comes from either the US or UK governments

NSN to open security facility in Berlin

Nokia Solutions and Networks has revealed plans to open a Mobile Broadband Security Center in the German capital of Berlin. The firm said it wanted to drive awareness of and collaboration on network security between industry, public sector and end users. The new facility will begin operations in the second half of this year.

Telecom Italia has tested High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA 16QAM) technology with infrastructure vendor NSN

Telecom Italia to double peak data with HSUPA

Telecom Italia has found it can double its network’s peak data rate, and vastly increase network capacity using High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology from infrastructure vendor NSN.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

100Gbps submarine cable project gets operator backing

A project to build a 100Gbps, 20,000km long submarine cable system connecting Europe to Singapore has been backed by 15 operators from around the world. Infrastructure vendors NEC and Alcatel-Lucent will be supplying the equipment, with NEC deploying the segment spanning Singapore to Sri Lanka, and Alcatel-Lucent deploying the stretch from Sri Lanka to France.

Avonline to deliver 20 Mbps satellite broadband

Inmarsat deploys CSG billing to manage wholesale

Mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat has deployed BSS firm CSG International’s billing and mediation tools to manage wholesale channel and reseller billing partners.

Millicom and Orange have announced start up incubator projects

Vodafone signs up Huawei for Project Spring

Pushing on with its £7bn organic investment programme, Project Spring, operator group Vodafone has signed a five-year agreement with infrastructure vendor Huawei. As the third vendor signed up for this initiative, the Chinese firm will carry out a number of network enhancement projects and provide products and services to the operator to expand its single RAN in 15 countries around the world.

Telenor has deployed infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Network Analyser solution to continuously monitor its fixed line broadband connections in Norway

Telenor modernises Norwegian fixed access

European operator group Telenor has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Network Analyser to continuously monitor fixed line broadband connections in Norway as part of a plans to modernise its fixed access.

Apple CFO Peter Offenheimer is to retire with former NSN CFO Luca Maestri his successor

Apple CFO to retire; ex-NSN CFO to take the helm

iPhone maker Apple has announced that its senior vice president and CFO Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September this year. He will be replaced by current vice president of finance and corporate controller Luca Maestri, who prior to joining Apple held the role of CFO at network infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia Solutions and Networks) as well as document management firm Xerox.

AT&T plans to develop an in-vehicle video service as part of its connected car offering

AT&T to develop in car video streaming service

US operator AT&T plans to develop an in-vehicle video service as part of its connected car offering, following on from the opening of a connected car centre in Atlanta, the AT&T Drive Studio in January.

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