Operators to miss $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

XCellAir™ research reveals lost OPEX saving and revenue opportunity from paid-for managed Wi-Fi in the home

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party. Furthermore, they would be willing to pay on average $34 per year for such managed services.

CITIC Telecom CPC Completes Linx Telecommunications Acquisition

Infrastructure Assets in Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe Enable 'One Belt, One Road' Strategy

HONG KONG, Feb 2, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom") (SEHK: 1883) announced it has finalized the acquisition of the telecommunication business of Linx Telecommunications B.V. (Linx Telecommunications), following completion of all regulatory clearances.

Making the OTT Threat Work for You

Instead of developing products or services to compete with OTT, operators need to focus on their core

By now, we all know that over-the-top (OTT) apps and companies pose a serious threat to the way Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been doing business. Operators are steadily losing revenue to communication-over-IP (CoIP) trailblazers providing their services for end users (in most cases) free of charge, using conferencing and collaboration as the lead.

Economic and Societal Impacts of 5G Infrastructure Investments Explored in CTIA Report

CTIA commissions Accenture Strategy to conduct analysis which estimates U.S. GDP boost of $500 billion

WASHINGTON; Jan. 12, 2017 – Deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), commissioned by CTIA. 
 

CES 2017 Keynotes and Conference Highlights - 5G, V2V, IoT, and OTT

Not just abuzz about one new thing this year, noise floor elevated as buzzing came from all corners

CES 2017 Special Report
CES 2017 marked the 50th occasion of the event, which has grown to become one of the largest tradeshows in the world, and which now more than ever showcases the demand from consumers and suppliers for digital products, systems and processes to be connected. Twenty years ago, perhaps we could have predicted that the latest and greatest TV sets and products for the home featured at this event would feature network connectivity, that Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence would become increasingly viable technology platforms, and that electronic commerce would be commonplace.

What Drives Wireless Data Usage and Customer Satisfaction in the U.S.?

Nielsen mobile user survey finds it is no longer a one-size fits all market

Some say talk is cheap, but data overages sure aren't.

Exceeding the limit on a smartphone data plan is a monthly headache for many Americans. However, that doesn't stop consumers from using their phones round-the-clock to stream their favorite TV shows, download music and hail cars. Data has now become a huge, often costly, obstacle for consumers to overcome.
 

UNIFI Acquires WIS Telecom To Accelerate Global Carrier Business Growth

WIS is ranked by Telegeography as the 15th largest international carrier worldwide

UNIFI Communications, Inc., a leading US-based international telecommunications carrier, announced today that it has acquired 100% of WIS Telecom S.p.A. and its subsidiary, WIS Telecom S.A., from Libero Acquisition S.a.r.l., an investment vehicle of Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l. (“OTMTI”), majority-owned by Mr.

GTT Acquires Hibernia Networks, Strategic Global Fiber Assets

Includes ultra-low latency routes, expands service portfolio and client base

McLean, VA, November 9, 2016 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owner of terrestrial and subsea fiber assets including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system. The $590 million transaction consists of $515 million in cash and approximately 3.3 million shares of GTT common stock, to be issued to the sellers at closing, valued at $75 million.

CITIC Telecom Acquires Entire CITIC Telecom Tower

Full-speed into data centre services, indispensible to supporting ride in cloud demand

HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom" or "The Group"; HKEX: 1883), is pushing full-speed ahead in expansion into the data centre market. The Group's acquisition of the remaining floors of CITIC Telecom Tower is a major driver of this thrust and the progress already achieved will support CITIC Telecom CPC in its effort to capture the immense opportunities in the cloud computing service and data centre market.

Verizon completes acquisition of Fleetmatics

Driving toward position as global leader in fleet and mobile resource management

Verizon Communications Inc. today announced completion of its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group PLC for $60.00 per share in cash.

As a result, Fleetmatics shares will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. As a Verizon company, Fleetmatics, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with North American headquarters in Waltham, Mass., is now part of the Verizon Telematics business, which offers comprehensive wireless, software and hardware solutions to consumers, enterprises, automakers and dealers to power connected-vehicle products around the world.

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