Nokia uses the force to promote its VR offering

Nokia has announced a multi-year virtual reality technology agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, built around the release of ‘Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ later this year.

SK Telecom and Samsung launch LTE-R in Korea

Next-generation train-to-train wireless communications service LTE-R is being given the chance to prove itself in South Korea thanks to a collaboration between SK Telecom and Samsung.

Verizon misplaces 289k customers

Sometimes when you go against industry trends it works out for you and sometimes it flops. Verizon’s move to avoid the raise to bottom has now been confirmed as a flop.

Ofcom tells BT to get the duct out

Over a year after first demanding BT make its ducts and poles available to third parties Ofcom has announced it really means it.

Verizon drops a billion bucks on fibre with Corning

US operator giant Verizon has committed to buy at least 12 million miles of fibre per year for the next three years in a move it hopes will be interpreted as a statement of investment intent.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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