Swisscom is building a "Swiss Cloud" that could loosen the grip of U.S. technology giants and attract foreign companies looking for a way to shield sensitive data from the prying eyes of foreign intelligence services.
Companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing - an umbrella term for technology services such as email and business software offered remotely via the Internet instead of on-site - to cut costs and add flexibility to their IT departments.
The small cell backhaul market is poised for takeoff and set to grow at a compound annual rate of 48%, according to a new study from ABI Research.
The market-research company says vendors are now rushing to deliver the ideal backhaul solution, with the market dividing into a number of camps according to technology specialization.
China Mobile has put an advert for the faster 4G mobile network on its website, raising expectations that a long-awaited distribution deal between the world's largest mobile carrier and Apple Inc may be announced as early as next week.
China Mobile's (Beijing, China) website, on its main page, displayed a cartoon tornado alongside the words "the invasion of 4G" and the dates "November 9-11".
The banner links to a page showing two images of smartphones that resemble iPhones, with the caption: "Special discounts for new handsets? The newest? The biggest discounts?"
Belgian telecoms incumbent Belgacom has followed several European peers into the field of M2M application management, launching a new platform for M2M developers and companies looking to take advantage of M2M services.
Branded the “Belgacom M2M factory”, the new platform will allow customers to design and manage M2M applications using the various hardware, applications and connectivity building blocks available though Belgacom’s (Brussels, Belgium) fixed and mobile networks.
Cellular networks will generate nearly 60% of all M2M connectivity revenues by 2018, according to a new study from ABI Research.
The market-research company predicts that M2M connectivity will be embedded in more than two billion devices across nine key industries by that date, but reckons cellular will be the dominant technology in terms of revenues generated by M2M services.
Module maker u-blox has partnered with semiconductor designer ARM on the development of a “cellular kit” for the design of wirelessly connected location-aware devices used to support M2M services.
The companies have branded their joint offering the C027 “Internet of Things Starter Kit” and plan to conduct a demonstration of the technology at this week’s ARM TechCon conference being hosted in California.
Wander around the pits at a Formula One car race and you're as likely to bump into a laptop-wielding scientist or engineer as a mechanic with a spanner.
And the lessons they are drawing from sensors on F1 tracks, cars and drivers are finding their way into a surprising range of industries - from drilling oil wells to making toothpaste.
NTT Communications Corp said it will gain control of two U.S. cloud computing firms in takeover deals worth a combined 85.5 billion yen ($880 million), as Japanese firms ramp up efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions.
The unlisted long-distance and overseas calling unit of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (Tokyo, Japan) will buy Virtela Technology Services Inc (Greenwood Village, CO, USA), which provides communications services to corporations, and acquire an 80 percent stake in RagingWire Data Centers (Sacramento, CA, USA).
Programmable-chip maker Altera Corp forecast current-quarter revenue below Wall Street estimates, citing fewer orders for its telecom and wireless products, sending its shares down 5 percent after the bell.
Altera (San Jose, CA, USA), which also reported lower-than-expected sales for the quarter ended September 27, forecast current-quarter revenue to be down 3 percent to up 1 percent, compared with the third quarter.
That implies fourth-quarter revenue of between $432.5 million and $450.5 million.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines, accounting for at least a fifth of total capacity, and is outsourcing production as a sales slump puts pressure on its cash flow, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
A Reuters reporter who visited an HTC (Taipei, Taiwan) factory at the company's former headquarters in Taoyuan, about an hour's drive from Taipei, saw loading docks shuttered and a sign on a locked lobby door that read: "Lobby is temporarily closed for use. Thank you for your cooperation."