BARCELONA, Spain-- Executives from a handful of top carriers said they will evaluate Facebook's new Telecom Infra Project (TIP), but they generally offered a lukewarm view of Facebook's stated effort to develop new technologies "and reimagine traditional approaches to building and deploying" networks.
Ericsson announced it is one of several partners chosen by Vodafone Group to research 5G and prepare the operator's networks for the transition to the next generation technology.
Vodafone and Liberty Global agreed to merge their Dutch operations in a move that will provide greater competition in the area of converged services for rival KPN while further isolating T-Mobile Netherlands as a mobile-only player.
Vodafone said a global survey revealed that the rapid adoption of mobile broadband services, fixed-line broadband and cloud services is playing an integral role in the implementation of flexible working at companies worldwide.
CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK from Telefonica and merge it with Three UK has received support from a somewhat unexpected ally: the CEO of Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge.
Vodafone and Liberty Global have confirmed that they are in talks over a possible joint venture in the Netherlands.
Machina Research said it expects to see "quite a shaking out" of the low power wide area (LPWA) space in 2016, with at least one of the major LPWA technologies today effectively "rendered redundant" in 2016.
The new CTO at mobile network capacity and resource management software provider Vasona Networks is Rui Frazao, who previously was director of network engineering for Vodafone. While at Vodafone, his responsibilities included overseeing network engineering efforts in central Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Operators across Europe heralded the start of 2016 with reports of surging data traffic and record numbers of texts sent during 2015 and the first hours of the New Year.
The global number of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) subscribers is expected to reach 265.2 million at the end of 2015.