France Telecom network stressed by Iliad roaming

Reuters

France Telecom said its network was being stressed by a rapid growth in traffic brought on by its hosting of new mobile entrant Iliad and vowed to protect its clients from service interruptions, its CEO told magazine Le Point.


The two telecom companies met on Tuesday to discuss the roaming contract under which France Telecom (Paris) carries Iliad's (paris) mobile traffic in areas where the new operator has not yet built its own network.

Mobile Device Congress 2012

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012
End Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012

New Delhi:

Mobile Device Congress 2012 is the place to meet all the key decision makers across the mobile device eco-system from enterprises, telecom operators, regulators, government agencies, service providers, system integrators and vendors. This congress will provide great networking opportunities with industry leaders, presenting you with the opportunity to meet and do business with likeminded individuals. 

M2M SMS communication service used to rent cars in France

Netsize, a mobile commerce enabler and a Gemalto company, announced last week that CityzenCar, a peer-to-peer car sharing social network in France, has deployed its SMS-based communication service to secure and simplify car rental for consumers. CityzenCar enables 12,000 members across 2,000 French cities to rent a vehicle completely through SMS and an embedded telematic device.

Google gets U.S., EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility

Reuters

U.S. and European regulators approved Google Inc's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc and said they would keep a sharp eye on the web search giant to ensure patents critical to the telecommunications industry would be licensed at fair prices.

France Telecom to buy most of Mobinil in Egypt

Reuters

France Telecom said it had reached a preliminary accord to buy out most of Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris' stake in their jointly owned telecom operator Mobinil, in a deal that will see the French group pay out about $1.9 billion, according to Reuters.

Vodafone weighing bid for C&W Worldwide

Reuters

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, is considering a bid for Britain's Cable & Wireless Worldwide, whose fixed-line network could boost bandwidth for its Internet-hungry customers.


"Vodafone regularly reviews opportunities in the sector and confirms that it is in the very early stages of evaluating the merits of a potential offer for CWW," the company said on Monday.

Vodafone hit by weakness in Italy, Spain

Reuters

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.

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.

Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs, move assembly to Asia

Reuters

Struggling Finnish phone maker Nokia plans to cut 4,000 more jobs at its plants in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as it seeks to cut costs by moving smartphone assembly work to Asia.

Swisscom and Ericsson launch M2M partnership

Switzerland’s largest telecom operator Swisscom and telecom equipment maker Ericsson have launched a machine-to-machine (M2M) partnership.  Under the agreement, Swisscom will offer customers M2M services using Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform.


The first trials will start in February 2012, with the commercial introduction of services scheduled for the summer 2012, says Swisscom.  The partnership will span across Switzerland as well as abroad.

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