Verizon Wireless will only be adding LTE-capable smartphones to its list of devices moving forward, as the mobile operator builds support for its next generation network.
Verizon’s LTE network is currently the largest LTE network in the U.S., covering more than 200 million people in 190 markets. But since its launch in 2010 the network has experienced three major outages, all within the same month. Verizon (New York) referred to these outages as “growing pains.”
France Telecom will not match the low-cost mobile offers recently launched by new operator Iliad because such aggressive pricing would be bad for network quality and innovation in the long-run, said its chief executive.
France Telecom's (Paris) Chief Executive, Stephane Richard, criticized a race to the bottom on mobile prices and attacked what he cast as his competitor's reckless approach.
Juniper Networks, a networking systems provider, and BitGravity, Inc., a content delivery network (CDN) specialist that is wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, on Monday announced they have signed an agreement under which Juniper will acquire rights to the service management layer of BitGravity's Content Delivery Network (CDN) technology. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
AT&T on Wednesday announced increased data rates for smartphone and tablet customers that will go into effect next week. The mobile operator is scrambling for new ways to address the broadband crunch after dropping its $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA, which would have increased its spectrum by 62%.
Vodafone Group Plc won a $2.2 billion legal battle against India's tax office in a Supreme Court ruling that analysts said would encourage foreign investment and clear the way for the company's planned initial public offering in India.
India's reputation as an investment destination has taken a hit over the past year as the economy slowed, government reforms stalled and corruption scandals - notably in the telecoms industry - heightened concerns about government policies.
France Telecom hopes to finalize a deal to sell its 35% stake in Orange Austria to Hutchison 3G in the coming days or weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Telecom operators globally are expected to cut spending on their networks this year, hitting equipment makers that were only just beginning to recover from intense price wars and the last economic downturn. Even optimistic observers see only slight growth of between 3 and 4% in the market for telecom network equipment overall, and most expect a steep fall in mobile investments.
On Friday, a group of government agencies with portfolios in GPS and related technologies announced that it had halted testing of LightSquared’s proposed network after it found that “plans for its proposed mobile network would cause harmful interference to many GPS receivers.”
Ofcom, the government-approved regulatory authority for broadcasting in the UK, last week set out a number of new proposals for making 4G mobile spectrum available to at least 98% of the UK population. These new proposals are to be put in place in time for the UK spectrum auction which is to be held at the end of the year.
Pakistan will hold an auction for its first license for third-generation (3G) mobile telecom services on March 29, an official at the country's telecoms authority said on Tuesday. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Mohammed Yaseen said the base price for the auction would be $210 million.
"We're expecting 10 to 15 potential investors in the initial bidding process," says Yaseen.