Sprint Nextel, LightSquared enter 15-year agreement for spectrum hosting

LightSquared (Reston, Va., U.S.A.), a wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, and mobile operator Sprint Nextel (Overland Park, Kan., U.S.A.) announced on Thursday they have entered into a 15-year agreement that includes spectrum hosting and network services, 4G wholesale, and 3G roaming.

France Telecom seeks to sell Swiss business

Reuters

Mobile operator France Telecom (Paris, France) is putting its Swiss, Austrian and Portuguese units up for sale, which analysts say could raise as much as $2.9 billion. The announcement came as France Telecom announced second-quarter results just short of analysts' forecasts but stuck to its full-year targets.

Real Time Billing & Revenue Assurance

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Berlin:

The conference will show you how to minimise the costs of implementing real time billing and to leverage your billing data and customer intelligence to both optimise your revenue assurance strategy and to drive revenues through real time up- and cross-selling.

The 3rd TMT Finance & Investment Asia

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hong Kong:

The 3rd annual TMT Finance & Investment Asia conference makes its debut in Hong Kong this year on November 1-2 at a critical time for the telecom and finance community.

AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone report Q2 financial results

Telecom operators have begun to announce results for the second quarter of 2011. Earnings varied in the second quarter of 2011, but many European telecom companies are predicted to struggle due to weaker markets. In the U.S., both Verizon and AT&T performed better than expected, but Verizon fell short on iPhone sales, lagging behind AT&T.

Vodafone

Vodafone Group PLC (London, England), who was predicted to outperform other European telecom providers, reported a Q2 data revenue growth of 24.5% year-on-year, to $2.1 billion in 2Q11.

Backhaul providers report Q2 Financial results

This month backhaul equipment providers began releasing financial results for the second quarters of 2011. Overall, most backhaul providers posted lower-than-expected results, with Calix being one of the only companies to make a profit this quarter. Generally, loss in revenue was unique to each company, with a slow market having a small contributing factor.

Calix

Orange, Google partner to bring SMS to Africa and Middle East

Orange (Paris, France) and Google (Mountain View, Calif., U.S.A.) on Wednesday announced a partnership that will use Orange’s Short Message Service (SMS) platform to bring Google’s services to African and Middle Eastern customers.

According to Orange, at the end of 2010, only 1.4% of the population in Africa and Middle East had access to broadband services, compared to 62.5% for mobile services. Orange has a total customer base of around 60 million customers across Africa.

Report: Malaysia one of most advanced telecom networks in developing world

On Wednesday research firm Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) announced a new report that provides an overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Malaysia.

T-Mobile USA to offer unlimited data plans

Reuters

Wireless telecom firm T-Mobile USA (Bellevue, Wash., U.S.A.) said it will begin offering unlimited data service plans starting July 24. The unlimited plans will be available with a two-year agreement for new and existing customers.

T-mobile said the plans offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 gigabytes (GB), 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data-- with no data overage charges.

Actelis Intelligent Transportation Systems deployed to update city transport

Actelis Networks (Fremont, Calif., U.S.A.), a supplier of Ethernet over copper, on Wednesday announced that WYDOT (Wyoming Department of Transportation) has deployed the company’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as part of a revitalization of the state capital’s transportation network, which serves nearly 60,000 residents. Actelis’ML690 aggregation switches, ML622 and ML680 EADs were deployed across the city’s copper network to provide real-time troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities.

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