The two conference sessions addressed questions about enterprise applications in the exploding field of M2M, or the Internet of Things. Moderated by Beecham Research CEO Robin Duke-Woolley, the sessions covered topics such as Long Term Connectivity, Small Vs Large Deployments, and Customer Service.
Mobile Backhaul: Innovations and Challenges in a 4G World
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Backaul of 3G and LTE macrocell traffic is one of the largest problems--and opportunities--in telecom. The world has gone mobile and is “going video”, and the future presents major obstacles. Demands of traffic growth, video applications, and mobility for workplace applications must be fit into limited, finite spectrum—the only viable solution is to multiply the use of that spectrum by introducing outdoor and in-building small cells, for 3G and LTE.
This conference briefed telecom and enterprise executives on current trends revolving around the explosive growth in machine-to-machine communications (M2M). Three panel sessions explored major current issues, including security for embedded devices, M2M in social networks, and the integration of M2M deployments with backbone ERP software.
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The European Commission plans to send a formal warning to China that it is ready to levy trade duties against telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp over what it says are illegal subsidies, people close to the matter said.
EU trade chief Karel De Gucht is set to win support from the bloc's executive on Wednesday to send the warning letter and show China's new president, Xi Jinping, that Brussels is serious about countering what it says is state support.
VimpelCom has reported strong gains in first-quarter profits thanks to cost-cutting measures and a steady top-line performance.
Owned by Mikhail Fridman – the Russian billionaire – and Norwegian telecoms incumbent Telenor, the operator saw net income rise by 28%, to $408 million, compared with the same period last year, with revenues flat at $5.6 billion.
“These results demonstrate further progress on our Value Agenda and we remain on track to achieve our longer-term objectives,” said Jo Lunder, the chief executive of VimpelCom (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
French industrial groups Bouygues and Vivendi have reported weak first-quarter results as their telecoms subsidiaries continue to struggle in the competitive French market.
Sales at Bouygues Telecom fell by 16%, to €1.15 billion ($1.48 billion), compared with the first quarter of 2012, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were down by 28%, to €212 million.
Bouygues (Paris, France) swung to a net loss of €42 million from €35 million a year earlier on account of the telecoms setbacks.
UK authorities have extended the deadline for installing smart meters in homes and businesses throughout the country, and delayed the start of the program by a year.
Utility companies were originally expected to have finished installing smart meters in the UK’s 30 million homes by the end of 2019, but will now have until the end of 2020 to complete the rollout.
Moreover, the £11.7 billion ($17.9 billion) program is now scheduled to start in the autumn of 2015 instead of the summer of next year.
Telefonica has teamed up with PC maker Dell to provide a ‘pay-as-you-go’ mobile broadband service for laptop and tablet computers equipped with M2M SIMs.
Under the Dell (Round Rock, TX, USA) NetReady service, consumers in Europe will be able to use 3G services on various Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices through an on-demand service.
The companies say the offer is aimed at companies that want to provide their employees with “fast and reliable connectivity, anytime and anywhere, paying only for what they need”.