BT heads into the 4G market, whilst Samsung readies 5G
For the first time in over a decade, consumers could be receiving a BT-branded mobile signal, along with the latest 4G-capabilities. But a particular South Korean company is already testing ahead...
LTE in China: What to expect?
If everything goes as planned, LTE will be deployed in more than 340 cities but the focus is in some 100 major markets where demand for wireless broadband is strong. China Mobile wants LTE to cover as many as 300 million people.
Huawei snaffles major LTE deal with Wind
Huawei, the major Chinese operator, has been picked by Italian mobile operator Wind to lead the charge for a €1bn (£854.1m) network based on LTE. As reported by Bloomberg, Wind expects to build the infrastructure, with Huawei and network engineering firm Sirti, for the network over five years.
The key to increasing data revenues: Giving customers what they want
High speed data services like LTE are changing how operators develop and market services – operators are selling more services, with a faster time to market, to an increasingly segmented customer base and new business models are constantly on the horizon.
Oracle snaps up Tekelec in an enhanced telecoms play
Larry Ellison’s company may be best known for its cloud portfolio, but Oracle has recently been looking to make a serious push towards telecoms, enhanced by the acquisition of Tekelec announced yesterday.
How telcos can take advantage of 4G
With the UK’s 4G auctions concluding, it is clear the early 4G land grab is set to take place in the corporate market; and the emphasis on quality of service, network availability and corporate specific data mining will become a critical component in service differentiation. Tony Over, Operations Director, M7 Managed Services Ltd, explains that first mover advantage will be essential.
UK 4G auction results announced, revenue lower than expected
The UK telecommunications regulatory body Ofcom has announced the results of the 4G auction raising a less than expected £2.34bn ($3.59bn) in revenue. The overall figures may be seen as disappointing given the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had predicted a £3.5bn ($5.37bn) windfall from the auction. The UK 3G auctions in 2000 raised £22bn in comparison.
One third of operator revenue will be through LTE by 2017, says Juniper
Two reports from Juniper Research and Wireless Intelligence give interesting forecasts on the long term evolution (LTE) landscape, but what does this mean for operators?
EE launches first UK 4G LTE network, defends pricing
It's been exciting times for the UK this week as its first commercially available superfast 4G LTE service launched across 11 major cities, but what does EE's pricing structure tell us?
Sprint rolls out US 4G LTE network – a bit late to the party?
The American telecoms carrier Sprint Nextel has announced a rolling out of their 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network in the US.