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AT&T eyes Europe's Vodafone

Bloomberg reported today that AT&T, the U.S.'s biggest wireless service provider, is eying a takeover of Vodafone, the largest carrier in Europe, as soon as next year.

October 31, 2013 by

Mobile to go Wi-Fi within a year: Cisco

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.

February 27, 2012 by

Vodafone ponders Cable & Wireless buy

Vodafone is considering whether to make an offer for networking and telecoms company Cable & Wireless.The UK mobile operator said on Monday that it was considering whether to put in a bid for Bracknell-based Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW).

February 13, 2012 by

4G 'bragging' for Optus, survival for rivals

In a world where chief executives are often circumspect when attacking rivals, it's always illuminating to hear a telco CEO bagging their competitors' visions. Yet O'Sullivan's view that Telstra and Vodafone were only announcing long-term evolution mobile plans for the bragging rights makes me think he may need to see an optometrist.

May 16, 2011 by

Reality forces rewrite of Voda mission

Since the early days of the mobile industry, Vodafone has been determined to do things its own way — and that meant offering wireless services only. For all its independent spirit, the company's decision this week to resell NBN Co landline services has sealed the fate of both Vodafone in Australia and of carriers believing that you can run a top-tier telco on wireless alone.

May 5, 2011 by

Voices in the dark: why we must invest

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.

February 23, 2011 by

Optus and Voda should fear Telstra's LTE

Telstra chief executive David Thodey said something at the company's half-yearly financial results session last week that I just can't get out of my mind when I think about the company's plans to launch Australia's first 4G mobile network.

February 16, 2011 by

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