Demonstration of driverless cars performed in Sweden

Last week, the SARTRE project completed its first demonstration of vehicle platooning, which is a convoy of vehicles where one professional driver in a lead vehicle drives the entire line of other vehicles.

Mobile Backhaul Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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.          

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French telecom regulator to inspect Iliad network

Reuters

France's telecom regulator will carry out an inspection of the network of mobile operator Iliad, in a bid to address accusations levied by its competitors that the new entrant's infrastructure was not operational.


Since Iliad (Paris), which markets its services under the brand name Free, launched its new ultra low cost mobile offers three weeks ago, it has faced criticism from rivals that its network was not up to scratch and its customer service poor.

Ericsson net profit down 66% from year-ago quarter

Reuters

Telecom equipment maker Ericsson missed fourth-quarter profit forecasts, hit by lower demand from the United States and Russia, and said weak margins and cautiousness from its operator clients would continue in the short term.  The company posted a fourth quarter net profit of $222 million, down 66% from $651 million in the year-ago quarter and down 61% from last quarter.

Huawei completes acquisition of CIP Technologies

Telecom equipment maker Huawei on Wednesday announced the acquisition of the Center for Integrated Photonics Ltd (CIP), a photonics research laboratory, from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). 

Survey: consumers confused on cellular network generations

Ambiguous marketing by some mobile network operators and the numbering of Apple’s iPhone models has resulted in 46% of iPhone 4 users thinking that they are already using a 4G-capable phone, according to a recent survey published by Analysys Mason, an advisor on telecom, technology and media.

5th Cloud Computing Summit 2012

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2012
End Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2012

Bangalore, India:

5th Cloud Computing Summit 2012 is the place to meet all the key decision makers (targeting for 1000 plus participants) across the entire cloud computing eco-system from enterprises, telecom operators, regulators, government agencies, service providers, system integrators and vendors. This summit will provide great networking opportunities with industry leaders, presenting you with the opportunity to meet and do business with likeminded individuals. 

Edible smart pill monitors medication regiments and health issues

UK community pharmacy chain Lloydspharmacy and Proteus Biomedical, Inc., a digital health company, have announced a strategic collaboration to commercialize and launch Helius, a digital health product that combines sensor-enabled tablets, a sensor patch for the body, and a mobile health (mHealth) application to monitor complex medication regiments and health issues.

France Telecom will not take place in price war set off by Iliad

Reuters

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.

Ofcom say 98% of UK to have 4G

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.

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