T-Mobile takes aim at business market with new cellular plans

Verizon and AT&T account for 87 percent of the $83 billion in wireless revenue from businesses

Reuters

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc rolled out cellular and data plans for business customers, taking aim at a lucrative market segment long dominated by larger rivals AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc.

Companies with more than 1,000 lines will pay $10 per month for each line. Other firms with multiple lines will be charged $15 a line. In both cases, every line comes with 1 gigabyte of high-speed data and allows unlimited calls and text messages.

Mexico sees tender for $10 billion mobile network by early October

Creation of the network was written into Mexico's constitution as part of a telecoms sector overhaul

Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico hopes to launch the tender for a $10 billion national mobile broadband network by early October, the country's transport and communications ministry (SCT) said on Wednesday.

Creation of the network was written into Mexico's constitution as part of a telecoms sector overhaul finalized last year that aims to boost competition and investment in a sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil.

France's low-cost telco Iliad aims to raise operating profit by 10 percent

With mobile push, Iliad has had to contend with sharper competition in its core broadband market

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French telecoms group Iliad pledged to raise operating profit by 10 percent this year after it reached a 15 percent market share in mobile three years after shaking up the market with low-cost, no-contract plans.

Founded and majority-owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, Iliad sparked a price war in mobile in 2012, forcing larger rivals Orange, Numericable-SFR and Bouygues Telecom to cut costs to cope.

Cameroon to renew MTN mobile license, approve 3G

Could boost Internet penetration in Central Africa's biggest economy

Reuters

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon will renew the operating license of South African mobile communication group MTN and give the group a third generation (3G) license for $125 million, industry sources said on Tuesday.

The two leading operators in Cameroon - MTN and its rival Orange, a subsidiary of France's Orange - have been locked in negotiations with the government over the renewal of their licenses and clearance to offer 3G services.

Enterprise Apps World

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
End Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015

London:

Enterprise Apps World, co-located with Cloud World Forum, is back by popular demand for 2015. Now in its second year, Enterprise Apps World has been developed to address the demands of the global enterprise market to fully understand and safely invest in the B2Employee and B2Customer applications market. Enterprise Apps World brings together CIOs, CTOs, Heads of IT, Security, Mobility and App Developers and provides visitors with the information they need to fully invest, develop, deploy and manage successful enterprise mobility strategies in 2015.

For STMicro, wireless business may be hidden key to reach margin goal

Based on overall results, ST has some work to do

Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - STMicroelectronics said on Tuesday it expected a second year of growth in its wireless business in 2015, following years of losses, a resurgence that eventually could help Europe's largest semiconductor maker hit overall profit margin improvement goals.

Speaking to financial analysts at the annual Mobile World Congress, executives of the Franco-Italian chipmaker spelled out its strategy for taking its wireless business to the same level of profitability as its other, healthier businesses.

EU bets on 5G to catch up in mobile technology race

Remains to be seen exactly what 5G will do that current 4G gear cannot

Reuters

BRUSSELS/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Union is looking to sign agreements with China and Japan and the United States to cooperate on developing the next generation of mobile broadband as it seeks to help its companies catch up in the race to develop such technologies.

Europe, once a leader in the 1990s in the second-generation GSM technology standard for mobile phone networks moving into the digital era, has fallen behind the United States, Japan and South Korea in the deployment of the latest 4G standard for mobile broadband services.

Huawei bumps up patent portfolio as 5G era draws near: CEO

Commercial launch of 5G is expected to begin in 2020

Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Huawei, also the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, has said it plans to spend $600 million on 5G wireless research and development from 2013 to 2018.

But speaking to reporters at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Huawei Chief Executive Ken Hu said that 5G research spending was likely to rise, without giving specific figures.

AT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services

Customers to pay through Mobile Share Value plan

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Verizon to Google Inc.

BlackBerry to broaden its cross-platform strategy

Pivoting to focus more on its software business and core strengths like security

Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows.

The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid to remain relevant, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is pivoting to focus more on its software business and core strengths like security that won it recognition over the last decade.

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