MVNE Transatel is the latest company to explore network functions virtualisation, with plans to offer real time mobile data control and charging to its customers.
BT is the latest company to explore network functions virtualisation after signing a deal with network solutions company Ipanema Technologies.
The main challenge facing operators looking to move their business into the connected home is not the threat from Apple or Google, but ensuring the customer experience is solid, Orange has said.
Nokia Networks has bought advanced geolocation functions from Nice Systems, which it said it will use to bolster the planning and optimisation of mobile networks.
Commscope has moved to expand its metro cell and small cell services after buying two businesses of the UK-based Alifabs Group.
Operators’ inability to keep up with more nimble digital upstarts has been met with a sympathetic ear from an unlikely source, with a Google executive saying operators do not have the luxury to experiment.
Finnish operator Ukkoverkot has signed a deal with Huawei for the vendor to refarm a CDMA network at 450MHz into an LTE network, which it said will be more cost effective and efficient.
Mobile Europe has launched a survey into the Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation markets, as operators gear up with their trials and implementation strategies.
Qualcomm has completed its takeover of Wilocity, which develops 60GHz WiGig wireless chipsets, as it launches a new range of tri-band platforms to support the likes of 4K video and content sharing.
ZTE is proposing to apply some 5G technology on top of existing 4G networks, as the vendor unveiled what it called a “pre-5G concept”.
Switzerland's three operators have chosen NFC to drive a new mobile payments platform for Android handsets, which allows consumers to make payments, gain loyalty points and open doors at workplaces.
Operators' role within the Internet of Things market could be threatened by a focus on outdated and overly expensive mobile technology, delegates at Cambridge Wireless' Future of Wireless conference have heard.
Dutch operator KPN has begun deploying 4G on the 1800MHz band, with plans to activate LTE-Advanced in the weeks to come.