Oracle converged application server meets CSP requirements

Oracle released the results of a performance test demonstrating that Oracle Communications Converged Application Server running on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and using the Linux operating system, can deliver services for communications service providers (CSPs) looking to provide next-generation voice, video and data services over internet protocol (IP)-based networks.

Tata Comm mulls bid for C&W Worldwide

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Tata Communications Ltd. on Thursday said it is evaluating a potential bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc, in what could be the biggest British acquisition by an Indian firm since sister company Tata Motors bought Jaguar Land Rover.

MWC: location-based coupons, prepaid gift cards in the cloud

This week at World Congress in Barcelona, Neustar, Inc., a provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries, showcased a range of mobile cloud services, including its latest Neustar Intelligent Cloud Location service.

Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless weigh in on 2G in M2M

There are many aspects about the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry that everyone seems to agree upon, such as its growth potential.  But, one topic that seems to divide the industry is the issue of 2G versus 3G and 4G in M2M applications.  This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, M2M Zone spoke with some major players in the M2M industry to get their take on the subject.

MWC: Vodafone offers to join forces with rivals

Reuters

On Monday at Mobile World Congress, mobile operator Vodafone offered to join forces with rival firms to share the $40 billion bill to build out new superfast fiber networks in Europe, in a sign of the increasing demands being placed on operators.


Chief executive Vittorio Colao said he had approached rivals in Germany, Spain and Italy to consider co-investing in new networks to meet the insatiable demand for faster speeds at a time when consumers are not willing to pay a huge premium.

JDSU allows operators to view blind spots on network

On Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, JDSUintroduced PacketPortal, a Smart Network Application Platform that uses microprobe technology to gather intelligence anywhere in the network for use with customer care, marketing and other applications.  These applications provide service providers with a new way to generate revenue, build brands and build subscriber loyalty, says JDSU (Milpitas, Calif., USA).  

Ceragon Networks to boost long-haul microwave to 1024 QAM

Ceragon Networks Ltd. announced that it has added 1024 QAM modulation to its Evolution IP Long-Haul. 1024 QAM is modulation technology for the 256 QAM. Ceragon’s Evolution IP Long-Haul with 1024 QAM will be unveiled  at Ceragon’s booth at Mobile World Congress, Hall 1.0 - 1D01.

France Telecom loses 201,000 customers in six weeks

Reuters

France Telecom is cutting its dividend and putting off a promised share buyback to conserve cash in the face of brutal competition from a new mobile player and Europe's ongoing debt crisis. France has been locked in a mobile price war since mid-January, when Iliad launched its ultra low-cost mobile offers, leading France Telecom to lose 201,000 customers to date.

Deutsche Telekom to invest in T-Mobile USA

Reuters

Deutsche Telekom aims to return to rising subscriber numbers and earnings growth at its T-Mobile USA unit after a deal to sell it for $39 billion to AT&T fell through, the company's chief said on Thursday.

MWC Preview: M2M - new partnerships, new technology

As Mobile World Congress quickly approaches major companies are beginning to release news.  While predominately a telecom show, Mobile World Congress will also be displaying some of the latest innovations in the machine-to-machine industry.  Ericsson will be showcasing a new electric vehicle charging service, while other companies like DoCoMo and Jasper Wireless reveal M2M partnerships.  Below are just a few examples of M2M news that will be coming out of MWC.

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