Ofcom's first research into mobile broadband performance since its 4G auction in 2013 shows LTE delivers much higher speeds than 3G, but there are considerable differences in performance between operators and cities.
Alcatel-Lucent won what it says is one of the first 450MHz network rollout deals in Scandinavia, agreeing a deal to deploy mobile broadband networks for AINMT Holdings.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend $12.2 billion (€9.7 billion) on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenue of $12 billion, according to Gartner. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will be the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period.
Radisys Corporation announced that Mahindra Comviva, a value-added service provider based in India, has selected Radisys' T-40 Series Ultra Platform to deliver services for a Tier 1 service provider customer in the Middle East.
Ericsson plans to cut costs by $1.21 billion by 2017 and will slash jobs as part of that effort, though the vendor did not say how many positions it will cut. The cost cuts are part of Ericsson's larger strategic transformation toward software, media and working with customers that are not telecommunications carriers.
Wave Broadband is jumping ahead of the competition with plans to offer broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps to Seattle neighborhoods starting in December.
CAPE TOWN--LTE networks and services are not yet widely available across the African continent, but there are clear signs that operators in several markets are planning their rollout strategies while some have already started offering commercial LTE services.
Mike Murphy, chief technology officer for Nokia Networks' business in North America, is an industry veteran whose experience includes research and development in WCDMA at Nortel Networks. He was heavily involved in the first LTE deployments in South Korea and Japan. He recently talked with FierceWirelessTech Editor Monica Alleven about 5G, Wi-Fi, small cells and the disruptive nature of the open cloud environment.
Alki David, founder and CEO of FilmOn, has been making his presence known at the FCC by attempting to rally support for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) circulated by agency Chairman Tom Wheeler that could change the definition of a multi video program distributor (MVPD). Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, caught up with David to talk about his visit to the FCC, FilmOn's business model and how he sees the over the top (OTT) video market evolving.
TelePacific is enhancing its Ethernet delivery power by selecting Overture Networks' 6500 multi-service Ethernet service delivery platform.