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Vodafone’s Liberty Global acquisitions are a big deal for European telecoms

If Vodafone is able to complete the €18.4 billion acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania, it will be the most significant development in the European telecoms landscape for some time. It’s no secret that Vodafone has struggled and been left frustrated by intense competition, economic pressures and stricter regulation in the European ... Read More »

​Goodbye, Klout: Social media measuring power quietly disappears

Video: Scraped and leaked: 48 million users’ social profiles What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is coming. Here’s what it means, how it’ll impact individuals and businesses. Read More Remember sweating over your Klout score? Seven years ago, Klout arrived, and suddenly, there was a ... Read More »

NEC and NTT DoCoMo reach 5G deal

NEC Corporation has announced reaching a 5G equipment supply deal with NTT DoCoMo, with the Japanese telecommunications carrier planning to launch its new mobile network in 2020. Under the deal, NEC will provide control units for 5G base stations as well as using software upgrades to ensure NTT DoCoMo’s existing base stations and telco equipment are compatible with 5G. “Currently, ... Read More »

BT cuts 13,000 jobs as EE and converged networks take centre stage

BT is placing converged networks at the core of a new strategy that hopes to address cost pressures at the UK’s largest telco. The company is to cut 13,000 jobs, mainly in back office and middle management roles, and will vacate its London St Paul’s headquarters as it looks to cut costs.  Going forward, BT will instead base its operations ... Read More »

Smart cities: Why Oslo wants its buses to do far more than just transport people

Video: Microsoft pledges $5b for IoT investment. Ruter, Oslo’s mass-transit company, plans to kill two birds with one stone. It’s not only aiming to build a more efficient and flexible IT system for operating its buses, but it also wants to provide the Norwegian capital with data for new smart-city applications and services. Smart cities need lots of data for ... Read More »

Telcos exploring mixed approaches to IoT

Telcos believe the arrival of cellular Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technologies will transform the industry and generate revenue growth, but there is no consensus on strategy. A new report from Ericsson found that traditional telco revenue streams are being squeezed by over the top (OTT) applications, intense competition and, in Europe, tightening regulation.  IoT is recognised as a ... Read More »

Take home along: Six ways a VPN can help travelers connect wherever they go

Video: VPN: Why you should hide your IP address A VPN (or virtual private network) service can help protect your security while you’re away from home or your office. By encapsulating and encrypting data packets between your computer and the VPN provider’s servers, you’re able to protect your communication from hackers and criminals. Read also: The best VPN services for ... Read More »

NNNCo swipes former BigAir CTO

The National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo) has appointed former BigAir CTO Tony Tilbrook as its new chief technology officer. According to NNNCo, Tilbrook had been “responsible for network design, logistics, and infrastructure” at wireless network provider BigAir, which was acquired by fibre infrastructure company Superloop back in 2016. NNNCo CEO Rob Zagarella pointed towards Tilbrook’s expertise across network infrastructure and ... Read More »

Three futureproofs backend infrastructure for 5G

SSE Enterprise Telecoms is helping Three upgrade is backend infrastructure to boost its existing network and eventually support the rollout of 5G services. The first phase of the partnership is already underway and will see SSE bring fibre connections to Three’s 20 core UK data centres. Three has 10 million UK customers, adding 900,000 in the past 12 months, with ... Read More »

Nokia and TeamTalk partner on connected emergency services vehicles

Nokia has announced signing on with New Zealand telecommunications carrier TeamTalk to provide emergency services connected vehicles, wireless technology, private 4G, and Internet of Things (IoT) services and solutions. Under the deal, which also allows TeamTalk to resell Nokia software, services, and equipment, the two will work on building an IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based critical communications radio service using Nokia’s ... Read More »

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