Updated: Streaming video distribution provider Ooyala has been acquired by Australian telecom Telstra for an undisclosed amount. The company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, with its management and executive team remaining at its Silicon Valley headquarters.
Some 39 operators, equating to around 1 in 8 LTE operators, have commercially launched LTE TDD (TD-LTE) systems in 26 countries, according to latest figures from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
AT&T is upgrading existing fiber to the premises (FTTP) network users in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps, joining cable overbuilder Grande Communications as the second provider to support such speeds.
The submarine cable industry just gained another new player as six major service providers have formed a consortium to build and operate a new trans-Pacific cable system to be called "FASTER," with NEC Corporation as the system supplier.
Telus continues to see strong adoption of its TV and broadband services, adding 23,000 Telus TV subscribers and 15,000 high-speed Internet customers during the second quarter.
Ericsson conducted its first demonstration of a new software feature designed to optimise radio performance and cut signalling traffic in conjunction with Japanese operator SoftBank Mobile.
Cellcom, Israel's largest mobile operator, reported a 17.9 per cent rise in its second-quarter net profit to NIS 79 million (€17 million/$23 million) thanks to cost-cutting measures in what is still a very competitive market.
Kenya Airways and Bharti Airtel have reached a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement that should eventually see the airline offer mobile services to its customers.
A collaboration between Huawei and South Korean operator LG Uplus could indirectly benefit development of fifth generation mobile technology in Europe by leveraging existing ties between the Chinese vendor and the region, as well as a joint development deal between the European Commission and South Korea.
Superfast broadband is boosting online shopping in the UK, and could result in a £740 million (€927.5 million/$1.2 billion) increase in annual online spending once the rollout across Britain is completed.