CAPE TOWN--MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad Farroukh said the operator's focus is now on next-generation networks for both mobile and fixed access, with LTE and fibre networks in the process of being rolled out across the country.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk confirmed that his firm, SpaceX, is in the early stages of developing advanced microsatellites operating in large formations, saying a formal announcement would come in two to three months.
Huawei's been making a lot of noise about 5G lately, so it's no surprise that rival ZTE would want to get in on the action. The Chinese vendor provided updates on its vision for "pre5G" at an international meeting of industry officials.
Long-time AT&T executive Marian Croak, who headed up the company's Domain 2.0 initiative, has retired after 32 years with the company. Croak, who most recently was senior vice president of Domain 2.0 architecture and advanced services at AT&T Labs, has been replaced by Andre Fuetsch, who previously served as AT&T's senior vice president of software development and engineering. He will now oversee the company's Domain 2.0 initiative.
CAPE TOWN--Facebook revealed that it will launch the Internet.org app in Kenya later this week, marking the third country in Africa to get free access to basic Internet services via the Facebook-led initiative.
Shaygan Kheradpir has resigned from his post as CEO of Juniper Networks following a review the company's board of directors made of his conduct related to a negotiation with one of their customers.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg recently spoke with FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek about the company's transformation from a hardware to a software company, its sudden exit from the modem business and why he thinks 5G will be a reality in 2020. Hot Seat
As the third-quarter earnings season in the cable industry begins to wind down, one of the glaring trends that has emerged is that more consumers are opting to cut their cable or satellite service and use their broadband connection to get video service.
Mitel has taken another stab at acquiring competitor ShoreTel, raising the price of its acquisition bid to $8.50 per share in cash in stock, a proposal that represents an overall value of about $574 million.
Google Fiber has begun reaching out to local businesses in the Kansas City area to see if they would like to get a 1 Gbps service, reports the Kansas City Business Journal, citing a mailer about the new offer.