Neustar's lobbying effort to stop a key federal number-portability contract from slipping away to Ericsson's Telcordia unit took another turn via a report sent to the FCC from Michael Chertoff, a former secretary of homeland security. The report, from Chertoff's security consulting firm, the Chertoff Group, concluded that the bidding terms for the contract related to national security were "insufficient in both scope and specificity when compared with widely accepted national and international standards."
Frontier Communications has put another piece of its pending AT&T Connecticut deal in place by naming Edward H. O'Connor Jr. to lead that state's sales efforts as vice president of sales for Connecticut.
Ericsson is moving to purchase Germany-based operations support systems (OSS) consulting company GEOSS, a move that it says will further strengthen its position in providing OSS products for service providers.
The telecoms market in Sub-Saharan Africa is transitioning, as growing revenue from mobile data services increasingly matches mobile voice growth.
Eircom is on the hunt for a new CEO after Herb Hribar quit the role with immediate effect a few days after the company backed down from plans to list on the stock market.
Apple intends to play a leading role as the definitions and specifications for 5G emerge. Its ambitions were highlighted by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, which said Apple has joined the group and is among companies "expected to significantly contribute to the upcoming work of the NGMN 5G Initiative."
France's competition regulator L'Autorité de la concurrence has rejected calls by Orange to suspend a planned network-sharing agreement between Bouygues Telecom and SFR, saying the deal did not pose an immediate or serious threat to consumers or the sector.
Telenor said it will officially launch commercial services in Myanmar on Sept. 27, when it will become the third operator to provide mobile services in the country.
Developments in 5G technology are gathering pace in the UK after a global forum held in London this week saw the launch of a new programme to promote innovation to encourage growth in this field. Earlier this week Vodafone also announced a partnership with the Dresden University of Technology to research and develop 5G technology.
CentriLogic, an emerging cloud and data center provider, is broadening its reach outside of its data center roots by creating an Advanced Technology Services unit that it says will offer a host of virtualization, data center consolidation and managed IT solutions.