AppDirect, a provider of cloud service marketplace and management platforms, announced that it is providing its cloud service for Deutsche Telekom’s new Business Marketplace. With the Business Marketplace, Deutsche Telekom is able to deliver secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.
Cisco Systems said on Thursday it will buy NDS, a developer of software for multi-channel television networks, for $5 billion.
Founded in Israel in 1988, NDS (London) is 51% owned by private equity fund Permira and 49% by News Corp. It maintains a large research and development center in Jerusalem.
The European competition watchdog is questioning five of Europe's biggest telecoms companies to see if a series of meetings they held since 2010 on strategy and technical co-operation constituted collusion.
On Wednesday, Cricket Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Leap Wireless, and Clearwire Corp announced that they have entered into a five-year wholesale agreement. With the agreement, Cricket will become the second operator to have signed onto Clearwire's forthcoming LTE Advanced-ready network, which will provide capacity off-load services to supplement Cricket's own LTE network. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Britain could see next-generation high-speed mobile services by the end of this year after telecoms regulator Ofcom said it would let mobile operator Everything Everywhere reuse its radio spectrum for a 4G network.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
Vodafone must decide whether to bid for Britain's Cable & Wireless Worldwide by 29 March after regulator the Takeover Panel extended the deadline on Friday to the same date set for potential rival bidder Tata Communications.
French telecoms group Iliad said low-cost Free Mobile offers launched in January had been an immense success and it will accelerate the rollout of its mobile network. Iliad's new services forced larger rivals Bouygues Telecom, France Telecom and Vivendi to cut prices and lavish attention on customers to prevent mass defections.
Speculation has mounted over how many customers Free Mobile has siphoned off. Iliad (Paris) said it would provide figures with its first-quarter results in May.
A new study by Juniper Research forecasts that NFC will facilitate transactions valued at $74 billion by 2015, as NFC will be increasingly used for the payment of goods in-store and as transport tickets. The increasing use of mobile devices as an alternative to credit cards and paper tickets is one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile commerce market, says Juniper Research.
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.
On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless introduced a new service that provides high-speed in-home Internet access using its 4G LTE network. The service will offer households in areas with limited broadband options an alternative for data connectivity in their homes.