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Ericsson Report: Breaking the Energy Curve: An innovative approach to reducing mobile network energy use

Ericsson’s Breaking the energy curve report highlights the savings that can be achieved by preparing the network with latest technology solutions, activating energy-saving software, building 5G with precision, and operating site infrastructure intelligently. The 12-page report also shares real customer cases, that are currently...

Continuous Innovation advances 5G Value Growing

Recently, at ZTE 5G Summit, Dr. Bai Gang, VP of ZTE, presented the topic of "Continuous Innovation advances 5G Value Growing". In his speech, he mentioned several ZTE innovative solutions which can bring significant values to 5G advancement and industrial partners. Based on key points of...

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AT&T wins $306 million in work for DHS over 12 years

AT&T has won contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security modernize its networks, and the agency will gain access to FirstNet services as well. AT&T snagged four task orders from DHS to modernize and transform the agency's telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking...

Evolving network support services: great end user experience and network performance in the 5G era

As networks evolve and are updated to support continuously more advanced 5G applications, fast and accurate fault isolation and root-cause analysis are more critical than ever before. The increasing advanced functionality of networks, driven by the push towards a more flexible, cloud-based architecture, means...

Verizon Business strengthens cloud, NaaS offering with RingCentral partnership

Verizon Business CEO: 'The work-from-anywhere model will continue to be a major factor for businesses' Verizon Business and RingCentral are teaming up to deliver a co-branded, cloud-based enterprise communication service that will integrate team messaging, video meetings and a cloud phone system. According to Verizon,...

Globalization and technology: If you want to go far, go together

One of the foundational promises of 5G is that it will serve as a ubiquitous connectivity medium capable of supporting the digital transformation of global industries ranging from shipping and mining to manufacturing and healthcare. The projected value of 5G-enabled economic activity is counted...

Pakistan war on terrorism; 100M mobile customers may lose service

Pakistan war on terror; 100M mobile customers may lose service On Dec. 16, terror struck in Peshawar, Pakistan, when the Taliban targeted an army school. The terrorists massacred 145 people, most of them children. It was revealed that the terrorists communicated through prepaid subscriber identification modules....

Partnership: Telefónica Movistar launches Myriad; F4W and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; and more

Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology having shipped over 3.8 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones, announced Telef

7-Eleven’s MVNO arrives in Singapore

While some mobile virtual network operators are switching off the lights, others seem to be thriving - and globally at that. After seeing success in the United States and Canada, 7-Eleven Inc. is expanding its proprietary prepaid wireless program, 7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless, to Asia.The...

Analyst Angle: Mobile device management and the user experience

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Why is the mobile user experience important?For many mobile service providers in developed markets, what...

OSS/BSS outsourcing makes gains: Large carriers remain reticent, while smaller players open arms

Carriers are changing their minds about outsourcing pieces of their operations. The decision for carriers to put units of their business in others' hands is beginning to increase in popularity - not at a rapid speed, but it's being considered. Historically, the thought...

SkyTerra, MSV, Inmarsat ink pact for hybrid mobile satellite services

SkyTerra Communications Inc., Mobile Satellite Ventures L.P. and Inmarsat plc said they reached a major pact to resolve complex technical, regulatory and business issues, a move they believe will better enable each to offer L-band hybrid mobile satellite services in North America. ...

Infrastructure awards wrap-up: Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, Alvarion and more

The following list details this week's infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.Cellular--Bosnia and Herzegovina: M:Tel, the mobile arm of Telekom Srpske,...

Networking to drive user-generated content

Social network services will dominate the market for mobile user-generated content, said a new report from research firm Juniper Research.The company said end-user-generated revenues from social networking, dating and personal content delivery services will grow from $572 million this year to more than $5.7...

Infrastructure awards wrap-up: Nokia Siemens, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent and more

The following list details this week's infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.Cellular--Serbia: Telekom Srbija has chosen Nokia Siemens to extend its...

MVNO HEALTH CHECK: Amp’d Mobile to auction assets, Helio spending $40M a month

AS AMP'D MOBILE INC. WINDS DOWN its mobile virtual network operator service, questions loom about the health of the MVNO space.Bankrupt Amp'd Mobile has halted customer service and was on the verge of cutting off network access to its customers entirely last week, before...

Virgin Mobile USA prepares to go public: MVNO hopes to raise $500M

WITH VIRGIN MOBILE USA L.L.C. SEEKING A $500 MILLION INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING, the company is looking to complete the first IPO of a mobile virtual network operator in the United States. The IPO market has been stronger this year than in recent years, which...

More funding for wireless firms

The mantra of OPM-other people's money-is alive and well in wireless.The latest private-equity investments, announced last week, include New York-based Lindsay Goldberg's $283 million stake in Brightstar Corp., which is expanding its wireless distribution and supply chain operations globally.Separately, Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity is...

Surprise: more private-equity funding in wireless

The mantra of OPM-other people's money-is alive and well in wireless.The latest private-equity investments, announced yesterday, include New York-based Lindsay Goldberg's $283 million stake in Brightstar Corp., which is expanding its wireless distribution and supply chain operations globally. Separately, Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity is...

STRIKE TWO FOR NEW MVNO

The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Amp'd Mobile Inc. may not necessarily signal the death knell for the business model, but is certain to make investors and partners wary and put additional pressure on other fledgling mobile virtual network operators to review their own...

Eyeing fixed-mobile products, Airvana acquires 3Way Networks

Airvana Inc. announced it has acquired 3Way Networks, a provider of home base stations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Airvana said it hopes the acquisition will help expand its push into UMTS radio access networks and fixed-mobile convergence. Airvana said it is aiming...

XO to launch in Seattle

XO Communications launched wireless broadband service today in Seattle, bringing the number of major metropolitan areas it covers to 11. XO said it will deliver the service through affiliated company Nextlink Wireless Inc., which owns local multipoint distribution system spectrum in 75 metro markets....

XO launches wireless LMDS service in Phoenix

XO Communications has started offering wireless broadband services in Phoenix, to expand its offerings beyond its fiber network. XO is offering the service in conjunction with XO-affiliated company Nextlink Wireless Inc., which has licenses for Local Multipoint Distribution System spectrum in 75 major metro...

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