Vodafone hit by weakness in Italy, Spain


Vodafone, the world's largest mobile phone operator, missed quarterly revenue forecasts on Thursday as increasingly tough trading in Spain and Italy overshadowed solid performances in emerging markets and northern Europe.

Vodafone (London) is the latest in a procession of companies to warn that austerity-hit consumers and businesses in southern Europe are cutting back spending.

Sprint loss widens on iPhone costs


Sprint Nextel posted a wide quarterly loss of $1.3 billion this quarter, predominately due to the heavily subsidized Apple iPhone. Sprint’s subscriber growth also fell below expectations, adding 161,000 net subscribers compared with average expectations of 272,000 net customers from eight analyst estimates compiled by Reuters. The telecom operator’s shares were down 3.7% after reporting its quarterly results Wednesday.

UK Regulator seeks to simplify broadband, telephone switching

Ofcom, the broadcasting and telecommunications regulatory authority in the UK, on Thursday proposed a set of measures to make changing broadband and landline providers simpler, while protecting consumers from being switched without their knowledge or consent.

Calix adds 12 broadband stimulus projects for $153 million

On Tuesday, Calix, Inc. announced that 12 communications service providers have selected the company to support approximately $153 million of Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) Stimulus projects across the United States.

France Telecom sells its 35% stake in Orange Austria


France Telecom has entered into a binding agreement with its partner Mid Europa Partners (MEP) for the sale of their combined 100% stake of Orange Austria to Hutchison 3G Austria, a subsidiary of Hutchinson Whampoa Limitied, for approximately $1.7 billion.

Vodafone abandons Greek merger talks


Vodafone has abandoned plans to merge its operations in Greece with Wind Hellas, throwing into doubt consolidation elsewhere in Europe. In August, Vodafone announced that it was exploring a potential deal with Wind in a move that would have reduced the overall market from three players to two.

Report: mobile operators must reduce traffic delivery costs by 50%

With mobile data traffic growing and revenue per gigabyte falling, operators need to reduce network carriage costs by 50% or they will face an eight-fold increase in the costs of radio access network (RAN) equipment, according to a new report from research firm Analysys Mason.

RAN is the air interface and base station technology in a cellular network.

Qualcomm, Ericsson perform voice handover between LTE and WCDMA

Telecom equipment makers Ericsson and Qualcomm Incorporated recently performed a voice handover based on the 3GPP-standardized functionality Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC), demonstrating seamless voice services when users move out of LTE coverage, since the call will automatically be handed over to WCDMA or GSM access during the call.

Reducing the cost of fiber deployment with pushable fiber

Few would argue that it is important to ensure that your network is strong, reliable and quickly restorable. However, the debate centers on how to build a network that isn’t too costly to deploy or operate.

With 80% of a telecommunications build being spent on labor, it is critical to the containment of deployment costs that a thorough analysis of how to control labor costs be undertaken. A deployment will require a staff of planners, engineers, field crews and construction forces that are knowledgeable about the type of services to be offered and how they are to be delivered.

Europe sets sights on deeper mobile roaming cuts


European Union lawmakers are seeking to further ratchet down the fees mobile operators charge users when they travel abroad, according to a draft plan seen by Reuters, taking aim at a lucrative source of industry profit.

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