Asia Briefs: Airtel, BSNL to sign roaming deal, Coolpad aims to quadruple online sales & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Airtel, BSNL to sign roaming deal India’s number one mobile operator Airtel and state-owned BSNL are expected to soon sign a country-wide …

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SK Telecom platform knows what subscribers are doing

South Korean operator SK Telecom has launched a platform that it says will provide real time information on what its customers are doing. The Context Platform uses data collected by a customer’s smartphone, if it is embedded with the platform, via its camera, GPS, sensors and wifi to discover contextual information about that subscriber.

Facebook, GSMA to tackle connectivity in developing markets

The telecoms industry continued its courtship of internet services firms at Barcelona this week, where industry association the GSMA unveiled a joint initiative with Facebook.

Mobe operators, need to check your network? There’s an app for that

Strap a phone-filled backpack on and go for an urban stroll

MWC 2014 US mobile network checking company Global Wireless Solutions says there is a gap between its traditional way of testing mobile coverage using vans driving around with $300k of testing kit in the back and crowd-sourced reports on quality of mobile network coverage.…

Big show in Barcelona focuses on small cells

The run up to MWC has seen several equipment vendors gearing up their small cell strategy as operators move on from plugging coverage gaps to boosting their service offerings with the technology.

Deutsche Telekom pilots Smart City project in Pisa

Operator group Deutsche Telekom has announced a Smart City pilot project in the Italian city of Pisa. The project sees the operator integrating a number of parking spaces in Piazza Carrara, in the city centre, within a sensor-based parking management system.