Intel enters telecom with new mobile communications unit

Reuters

Chipmaker Intel  is combining four divisions under a new mobile and communications unit in a bid to catch up in smartphones and tablets, where it has so far failed to gain traction. The new division combines Intel's netbook and tablets division, its ultra mobility division, the mobile communications division and the mobile wireless division, according to spokesman Robert Manetta.

"The ultimate goal is we want to speed up and improve the development process," says Manetta.

LTE mobile broadband pricing set to decline by 60% over next 5 years

A new report published by Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) finds that LTE mobile broadband pricing will fall by around 60% over a 5-year period as more operators adopt the technology.

France gets bids in 4G telecom auction

Reuters

France's telecoms regulator has received bids from all of the country's major operators for a second batch of higher-quality fourth-generation (4G) mobile licenses and will choose winners in the coming weeks.

UK govt announces telehealth initiative, reports telehealth findings

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced that telecare and telehealth systems will be rolled out to three million people over the next five years as part of a plan to help patients and reduce costs.


Prime Minister David Cameron launched “3 Million Lives”, a campaign that aims to enhance the lives of people living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, by accelerating the rollout of services across England.

Fleet management company SkyBitz acquired for $42 million

Telular Corporation (Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.), a wireless M2M provider, last week announced the acquisition of SkyBitz, Inc. (Sterling, Va., U.S.A.), a provider of asset tracking equipment, for $42 million.  The deal is comprised of $35 million in cash and $7 million in shares of common stock.

Axeda and ClearConnex announce M2M partnership

Axeda Corporation (Foxboro, Mass., U.S.A.), a cloud platform provider for M2M and connected devices, and ClearConnex (Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.),a company providing products and engineering services targeted at M2M and wireless devices, announced an alliance to streamline the building and delivery of wireless M2M products.

More than $27 billion smart grid potential in top 25 emerging countries

A new study released by Northeast Group, LLC (Washington D.C.) has identified 25 emerging market countries that are positioned for the next wave of smart grid activity over the coming decade.  These countries will represent a smart metering market alone of at least $27 billion and could reach $49 billion by 2020.

AT&T certifies 3G Telit M2M module on network

Telit Wireless Solutions (Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.), the North American M2M technology arm of Telit Communications, announced on Wednesday that two of its 3G M2M modules have been certified on the AT&T (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.) network.

Everything Everywhere to invest $2.3 billion into telecom network upgrade

Reuters

Britain's biggest mobile operator Everything Everywhere (London) announced plans on Thursday to invest over $2.3 billion in the next three years to improve its coverage and prepare for the launch of a fourth generation (4G) network.

Dish eyes T-Mobile if AT&T bid fails

Reuters

Dish Network Corp (Meridian, Colo., U.S.A.) is considering a partnership with telecom operator T-Mobile USA (Bellevue, Wash., U.S.A) if AT&T (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.) is unable to fulfill its bid to take over the fourth U.S. wireless network, Dish Chief Executive Joe Clayton said on Monday.

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