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Last Thursday Verizon Wireless (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Blueforce Development Corporation (Salem, Mass.) announced a partnership to deliver information mobility and advanced situational awareness for human-to-human and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interactions using Verizon Wireless’ network and services.
“The nature of national security is changing. Now its small units striking at the same time who wish to do harm,” said Mike Helfrich, CEO of Blueforce Development. “It’s about mobility.”
AT&T (Dallas, Texas) announced Wednesday it has become the first foreign telecom operator to secure a Multimedia Services Operator (MSO) license in Indonesia.
Indonesia Government's policy permits up to 95% foreign ownership for communications services in the country. AT&T owns 95% of the joint venture.
Telecom Italia SpA (Rome, Italy) on Wednesday denied it planned to delist its media arm, after a report about a possible buyout sent shares in Telecom Italia Media SpA seesawing.
"The news reported by some newspapers about the delisting of Telecom Italia Media is without foundation," Telecom Italia said in a statement.
France Telecom (Paris, France) is unlikely to merge its mobile operations with those of Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) in other markets in the way it has done in Britain, the head of its European operations said on Wednesday.
But the French carrier is keen for more network-sharing deals to cut costs, following agreements with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile in Poland, Austria and Romania and with Vodafone in Spain.
ChinaComm (Guangzhou, P.R.C) selected the Tellabs (Naperville, IL) SmartCore 9100 platform for a packet core network for broadband wireless access services in Beijing and across nine other mainland Chinese markets. According to Tellabs, it will represent more than 90% of the markets where ChinaComm initially plans to deploy broadband wireless services.
According to Tellabs the SmartCore 9100 platform will support broadband wireless access networks from various manufacturers.
The Greek government on Monday agreed to sell a 10 % stake in Hellenic Telecom (OTE) (Maroussi, Greece) to Deutsche Telekom AG (Bonn, Germany) as the Mediterranean state kicks off privatization deals to cut its debt pile.
Only 12 months after the public auction, Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) will launch the first LTE high-speed network (Long Term Evolution) in the major German city of Cologne. According to Deutsche Telekom, after Cologne, more than 100 other cities in the entire country will be provided with next generation mobile communications. Further expansion will occur in the third quarter of 2011, but Deutsche Telekom could not provide an exact date.
According to Deutsche Telekom, the 100 LTE base stations will make surfing with up to 100 Mbit/s possible.
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On Tuesday France Telecom (Paris, France) presented its strategic and financial ambitions for the next five years. According to its press release, France Telecom will be reviewing its portfolio of assets and is expecting to sell any assets where it is not a majority shareholder.