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Oracle teams with Vodafone on IoT, expands European cloud data centres

Oracle is seeking to beef up its wireless credentials by collaborating with Vodafone to develop internet of things (IoT) systems, as well as working on a separate plan to open new cloud data centres in Europe.  

Telefónica lowers Spanish tariffs to remain competitive

Telefonica is pushing to gain ground on competitors in Spain by launching a set of radical new airtime and data tariffs for consumers.  

Eircom CEO Hribar stands down

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.

Multicast content eyed as a necessity for modern venues

One of the more intriguing demos during CTIA's Super Mobility Week event in early September was at the Ericsson booth, where the vendor installed a row of stadium seating that let folks relax for a bit and watch multiple screens full of multicast sports content. The demo highlighted the types of offerings that are possible with not just LTE Multicast--a technology that is on lots of operators' minds--but Wi-Fi Multicast as well.

Comcast taps product exec Herrin to fill new customer service SVP role

Looking to shake a reputation for being too focused on technology innovation and not enough on general subscriber experience, Comcast has created a new executive role, senior VP of customer service.

Phone retailer GSM Nation launches US Mobile MVNO to target $25/month market

GSM Nation, which launched in 2010 to sell unlocked GSM phones in the United States and elsewhere, is now moving into the MVNO game. The company recently launched its US Mobile offering in a beta testing mode, and it plans to commercially launch the MVNO sometime in the next six to eight weeks.

Telenor to go live in Myanmar on Sept. 27

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.

Telecom Italia faces further Argentina sale delay amid rumours of Trujillo bid plans

Telecom Italia said it is to discuss on Friday a proposal from Fintech to extend the agreement to sell the Italian operator's controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to the investment company. Meanwhile reports emerged this week that Sol Trujillo is seeking to raise up to €7.5 billion ($9.6 billion) to bid for a stake in the Italian operator.

Report: European operators missing out on €2.2B OTT profit opportunity

Research highlights that an open platform approach to collaborating with the over-the-top (OTT) community could unlock significant revenues as well as slash related operational costs.

Startup Business Texter aims to give SMB market new tools for text-based marketing

A new startup called Business Texter is aiming to shake up the text-message-based marketing world with an artificial intelligence platform and automation program to lower costs for businesses that want to use texting to reach their customers. The company is also actively talking with carriers and MVNOs to get them to use its services.