Siemens CFO blasts NSN German job cut plan

Reuters

Siemens finance chief Joe Kaeser has blasted the way joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) was handling planned job cuts in Germany and called on it to hold talks with labor.

Ceragon gets $6 million Nigerian backhaul contract

Ceragon Networks Ltd., a wireless backhaul provider, announced a $6 million contract with Globacom Nigeria (Glo), a mobile service provider in Nigeria, for Ceragon’s wireless backhaul services.  Ceragon will manage the end-to-end deployment of its FibeAir IP-10 and Evolution IP Long-Haul systems throughout Nigeria, expanding upon the original network Ceragon developed for Glo in 2010.

CeBIT: Vodafone Germany, BMW sign five-year telematics deal

This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Vodafone Germany announced a five-year deal with BMW to fit all its vehicles with mobile SIM chips for telematics services. The deal involves fitting SIM cards within the vehicles at the assembly plant.

Africa poses risks and rewards for telecoms

Reuters

Poor infrastructure, fragmented markets and stiff competition in Africa poses risks as well as potential rewards for telecom operators hunting for growth in countries like oil-rich Nigeria and post-revolution Libya and Tunisia.


With new cheaper smartphones set to drive sales, a growing corporate market, and the fact that most people in Africa will use mobile phones to access the Internet and do business, many operators are seeking acquisition targets in the continent.

TM Forum Management World 2012

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2012
End Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2012


It's time to rethink the business of communications. As the central nervous system of connected life, the need for connectivity is assured, but the role of the service provider is not. To prosper, the communications industry must add value, enabling the innovative services customers demand. How will service providers achieve the agility, efficiency and innovative skills needed to win in a market where customers have unlimited choice?

Locaid to provide Wyless with device location for M2M services

Locaid, a Location-as-a-Service company, and Wyless, a global M2M managed services provider, announced an agreement whereby Locaid will provide location-based services (LBS) to Wyless customers and partners across the globe.

3rd TMT Finance & Investment Africa

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2012
End Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2012

 

London:
 
The 3rd annual TMT Finance & Investment Africa Conference will bring the leading telecom executives, financiers and advisers to London again at an exceptional time for Africa’s communications industry. This year’s conference will include sessions on Telecom Leadership Strategies, Financing Growth, Regulation and Stimulating Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure Ownership and Towers, and Investing in New Technology including Wimax, LTE, 4G, High Speed Broadband and Mobile Money. Join the leading CEOs, CFOs, Investment Bankers, Thought Leaders and Specialist Advisers at this influential high level strategy event.

Telit, Telefonica launch global M2M partnership

Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, on Tuesday announced a global strategic partnership with Telefonica, a telecommunications network operator, to offer value-added services, customer support, module innovation and global connectivity for M2M applications.

MWC: Vodafone offers to join forces with rivals

Reuters

On Monday at Mobile World Congress, mobile operator Vodafone offered to join forces with rival firms to share the $40 billion bill to build out new superfast fiber networks in Europe, in a sign of the increasing demands being placed on operators.


Chief executive Vittorio Colao said he had approached rivals in Germany, Spain and Italy to consider co-investing in new networks to meet the insatiable demand for faster speeds at a time when consumers are not willing to pay a huge premium.

ip.access to supply small cell technology to Zain Bahrain

ip.access announced that Middle East operator Zain Bahrain will be deploying its nano3G femtocells and picocells, which will be supplied and installed by E-Pay International.  The company made the announcement on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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