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EMEA: Self-driving everything?

31 July 2014 by Claudia Bacco

Claudia Bacco, Managing Director – EMEA, has spent her entire career in telecom, IT and Security. Having experience at an operator, software and hardware vendors and as a well-known industry analyst, she has many opinions on the market. She’ll be sharing those opinions along with ongoing trend analysis for RCR Wireless through daily contributions going […]

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France’s Iliad reported to have put in offer for T-Mobile US

France’s Iliad reported to have put in offer for T-Mobile US

31 July 2014 by Dan Meyer

UPDATE: Iliad has reportedly confirmed that it has put in a $15 billion offer to gain a controlling stake in T-Mobile US. The offer is for $33 per share, or a 42% premium over the carrier’s stock price prior to the announcement. T-Mobile US’ stock was surging in mid-day trading, up more than 8%. Sprint’s […]

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Big Data & Analytics: SAP expands enterprise app store offering

31 July 2014 by Kelly Hill

Editor’s Note: The ecosystem of big data and analytics, and its intersection with mobile networks and cloud computing has increasing relevance to wireless in areas that include service assurance, customer experience management, mobile marketing, location-based services and more. Here is a look at the week’s news in this space.  –SAP has launched an expanded app store offering for enterprise. […]

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FCC chairman calls Verizon out on LTE network management plan

FCC chairman calls Verizon out on LTE network management plan

31 July 2014 by Sara Zaske

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is “deeply disturbed” by Verizon Wireless’ plan to limit the data speeds of some its LTE customers. In a July 30 letter to Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead, Wheeler accused the country’s largest wireless carrier of abusing the principle of network management to try and reap more profit from its […]

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Nokia Networks to buy Panasonic’s base station segment

Nokia Networks to buy Panasonic’s base station segment

31 July 2014 by Kelly Hill

Nokia Networks has agreed to buy Panasonic’s 3G/LTE base station business, aiming to strengthen its offerings in Japan. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it covers base stations and related wireless equipment for both in terms of fixed assets and business contracts with Panasonic’s customers, which will be transferred to Nokia Networks’ Japan segment. […]

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Wi-Fi making transit in-roads

Wi-Fi making transit in-roads

31 July 2014 by Kelly Hill

Wi-Fi continues its march toward ubiquity, particularly in transit systems. Wireless connectivity is even coming to an international flight near you – if it hasn’t already. Connectivity on transit poses a unique problem for coverage. Commuter rail lines often run at least partially below ground, and in-flight offerings have been limited both due to the […]

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Analyst Angle: Connecting on connected cars

Analyst Angle: Connecting on connected cars

30 July 2014 by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR

First, the good news: between August 2013 and April 2014, the number of consumers who admitted to reading and replying to e-mails, and watching video

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EMEA: Do users know when they’re in the cloud?

30 July 2014 by Claudia Bacco

Claudia Bacco, Managing Director – EMEA for RCR Wireless News, has spent her entire career in telecom, IT and security. Having experience at an operator, software and hardware vendors and as a well-known industry analyst, she has many opinions on the market. She’ll be sharing those opinions along with ongoing trend analysis for RCR Wireless […]

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Analyst Angle: Apple and IBM – a logical enterprise partnership finally comes of age

Analyst Angle: Apple and IBM – a logical enterprise partnership finally comes of age

30 July 2014 by Bill Rom, Managing Partner, 151 Advisors

While the markets have reacted to this announcement, both BlackBerry and MobileIron shares have fallen. I think we need look at the cause and effect in both the short and long term to truly understand the overall impact.

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Reality Check: Mitigating network deployment delays and cost overruns

Reality Check: Mitigating network deployment delays and cost overruns

29 July 2014 by Tony Mistretta, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Vertix Consulting

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. After billions of dollars and countless man-hours spent over the last two decades, network deployment should have almost evolved into a science. Unfortunately, it often continues to be plagued by […]

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From Our Editors

T-Mobile US continues strong growth, this time with improved financials 31 July 2014 Dan Meyer

#TBT: Nextel chided for pressure tactics; AT&T, BT partner … 16 years ago this week 31 July 2014 Dan Meyer

LatAm: Telefónica in talks to buy Mexico’s Isusacell; TIM to invest $1.8B in Brazil 31 July 2014 Roberta Prescott

Small cells: hosted solution lets carriers test the waters 31 July 2014 Martha DeGrasse

Towercrews.net Featured Tower Jobs for the Week of 7/31 30 July 2014 Jarad Matula

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Commentary

Reality Check: Building out the LTE network 29 July 2014 by Nick Ilyadis, VP and CTO, Broadcom Infrastructure and Networking Group

Reader Forum: Addressing impediments to outdoor small cell adoption 28 July 2014 by Greg Friesen, VP Product Management, DragonWave

Reader Forum: The battle over mobile banking 28 July 2014 by Howard Stevens, Global GM Telecommunications, SAP

Analyst Angle: Changing consumer views on wearables … or not? 23 July 2014 by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR

Reality Check: Apple + IBM: A hand-in-glove fit? 22 July 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

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