Not only has the telco picked up a lucrative contract through Suretek, it has also struck up a product development partnership with the security and surveillance vendor.
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India's Telecom Commission approves move to let companies with wireless broadband airwaves also offer voice services for a US$306 million fee, which could heighten competition with telcos.
Wireless-broadband specialist BigAir has acquired Allegro Networks in an effort to bolster its position in the corporate fixed-wireless and tertiary student accommodation internet markets.
Vodafone has signed a deal to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide for £1.04 billion.
Long-term evolution (LTE) may be the technology that brings faster mobile broadband speeds, but research shows that users are rejecting native 3G connectivity for Wi-Fi, and, if history repeats itself, the same could occur for native 4G support in tablets.
Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?
Technologists at telecommunications hardware provider Cisco have predicted that within the next few months mobile carriers will begin to use offloading to seamlessly load-balance data from cellular networks on to faster, lower-latency Wi-Fi networks.
Optus' NBN pricing not only dispels fears that the NBN will be prohibitively expensive, but takes an interesting shift by replacing the oft-maligned bundled landline with incentives for customers to bundle a mobile. This confirms Optus' view that wireless is a complement to the NBN — and confirms the changing nature of the fixed-line land rush as telcos jockey to maximise their customer base before the NBN hits.
Even with governments looking to subsidize telcos to avail free wireless broadband connectivity, paid access will remain due to demand and need to recover investment costs.
Network technology company Ericsson has successfully tested Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE Advanced) technology in Sweden, achieving download speeds of 900 megabits per second (Mbps).
I couldn't help but smile when I read that the boss of the Telecom Users Association of New Zealand racked up an $1800 global roaming bill in 72 hours during a trip to Australia.
Disasters bring to sharp focus the idea that reliable communications is essential. And those questioning the need to continually invest in communications networks need only look to Christchurch, where mobiles have literally become lifelines and telecoms operators are racing against time, and steadily-draining mobile batteries, to find and reach survivors.
Wireless telco vividwireless has unveiled minor changes to its broadband plan range, boosting download quotas across the board and bundling voice services into its offering.
Mobile telco Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has cut the price of its prepaid mobile broadband starter pack from AU$79 to AU$49, which includes 1GB of data.
Telcos are clamouring for clarity around plans for next-generation wireless spectrum, but Stephen Conroy has been so distracted lately that enabling the NBN's 4 per cent seems to be on the back burner. The right approach could kill two birds with one stone — and keep Australia from missing yet another broadband boat.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has revealed the government's approach to reissuing or renewing 15-year-old wireless spectrum licences, which are set to expire between 2013 and 2017.
Google's mobile strategy has run into serious problems. Wireless telcos are concerned about becoming 'dumb pipes'...
Two of the telecoms operator's executives reveal their glee on hearing of troubles at Cable & Wireless
Accessing the Internet from cell phones is possible but the experience is poor. Mobile web browser performance is clunky, few web sites are designed for cell phone access, and the customer bill can be astronomical.
After announcing massive job cuts, C&W bosses have promised themselves millions if they can rescue the ailing telco
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