BT reported that its consumer segment was a bright spot in its second-quarter revenue mix, rising 7 percent to $1.68 billion due to higher broadband and TV revenue, helping to ease the pain of losses in wholesale and global services.
BT is giving its wholesale customers more connectivity options by establishing three new data center points of presence (PoPs) inside the UK as part of a broader investment program in its fiber-based Ethernet network footprint.
Italy's government will be asked to consider establishing a nationwide €5 million ($6.3 million) public Wi-Fi network considered essential to close broadband coverage gaps relative to neighbouring European countries.
EE hinted that its plan to launch new TV services in the UK market is something of a defensive strategy against an expected increase in converged offerings from rival operators, with BT regarded as a particular threat.
A flotation or possible sale could be back on the agenda for EE after reports said parent companies Deutsche Telekom and Orange have resumed talks about the future of their UK joint venture.
Ofcom said the UK remains at the forefront of TV white space technology developments in Europe, as it revealed Google is the latest big-name company to join a series of trials of the unlicensed spectrum.
BT Global Services is enhancing the reach of its flagship Ethernet-based VPN and Internet services across multiple countries, a move that will further boost its competitive stance against front runners like Orange Business Services and other global players.
Coca-Cola is once again out front on the mobile marketing scene. The company, along with British Telecom, is testing Wi-Fi-enabled vending machines in two communities in South Africa.
Chip Pickering, one of the key architects behind the landmark 1996 Telecom Act, took over the helm at Comptel as CEO in January. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, caught up with Pickering at Comptel's fall show to talk about his first nine months on the job and how he sees the growth of Comptel and the changing competitive service provider landscape.
LONDON--IP Exchange (IPX) will play a crucial role in enabling voice roaming on LTE networks, panellists at the LTE Voice Summit said here.