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EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK choose different paths for Wi-Fi calling

The next generation of Wi-Fi calling-- where the service is embedded in the smartphone and accessed via the normal phone dialler-- is offering operators a way to take back control by enabling them to provide voice services in areas where they have little or no coverage due to poor signal strength. 

CenturyLink connects over 300 data centers with fiber

CenturyLink may be considering options for the future of its data center business, but regardless of its choice the service provider has connected its fiber network to a total of 300 third-party data centers.

Ericsson CEO says Cisco merger was never an option

Ericsson's President and CEO Hans Vestberg took a moment to squash rumors that Cisco wants to purchase the company following a new partnership the pair announced for future technology developments.

Ericsson: North American smartphone usage to jump from 3.8 GB/month to 22 GB in 2021

Ericsson expects average smartphone data usage in North America to grow nearly six-fold in the next six years, jumping from 3.8 GB per month in 2015 to 22 GB per month by the end of 2021. That growth will be driven by an increasing usage of streaming video as well as the advent of 5G networks. There will be 150 million 5G subscriptions globally by the end of 2021, according to a new report from the Swedish network vendor.

Ericsson CEO Vestberg denies Cisco merger was ever on the table

Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg sought to quell speculation the company was a takeover target of U.S. rival Cisco that arose after the two companies announced plans to partner on future network technology development.

Nokia continues post-merger recruitment drive with India appointment

Nokia named the executive who will head up its business in India after the completion of its proposed €15.6 billion ($16.7 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent.

Ovum: Africa to have 1B mobile broadband subscribers by 2020

The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa is expected to reach 1 billion in 2020, up from 147 million in 2014 and 222.34 million at the end of 2015.

Alcatel-Lucent touts new radio interface for lower DAS power consumption, better performance

Better signal performance and lower power consumption are two of features Alcatel-Lucent promises to deliver in a new radio interface for distributed antenna systems (DAS).

GSA: LTE Broadcast services market to reach $14B worldwide by 2020

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) forecasts that the total market for LTE Broadcast services will reach around $14 billion (€13 billion) globally by the end of 2020.

ZTE claims milestone with first pre-commercial test of distributed MIMO

Chinese vendor ZTE says it achieved a significant breakthrough in research on next-generation radio access networks by completing the first pre-commercial test of distributed multiple input and multiple output (D-MIMO) technology.