Verizon buys Cox cable wireless spectrum for $215 million

Cox Communications on Friday announced that it will sell its 20 MHz Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses to Verizon for $315 million. The agreement does not include Cox's 700 MHz spectrum licenses, the company's Cox Wireless customer accounts or any other assets.   The AWS spectrum license covers 28 million POPs.

Report: telecom operators to increase small cell deployment in 2012

Infonetics recently released results on its report on small cell deployments, which found that telecom operators expect to double the percentage of base transceiver station units that are small cells from 6% this year to 12% in 2012.

NSN fixed line broadband business acquired by ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc, a provider of networking equipment, announced on Monday that it plans to acquire the fixed line Broadband Access Business (BBA) of Nokia Siemens Networks, as well as the associated professional services and network management.

Telefonica cuts dividend target to focus on debt

Reuters

Telecoms operator Telefonica  trimmed its planned 2012 dividend on Wednesday in a move to keep its debt under control as the telecoms group battles sluggish economic growth in its home market and uncertainty in Europe.

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.

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