Telus appoints CEO in leadership reshuffle

Canadian operator Telus has appointed chief commercial officer Joe Natale as president and CEO. Natale has been at the operator since 2003, joining as an executive vice president and has since held roles including president of Telus Business Solutions and president of Telus Consumer Solutions. He has been CCO since 2010.

Internet.org building drones to connect remote communities

The Facebook-backed Internet.org initiative has revealed that it is building its first high altitude drone as part of a plan to provide connectivity to unconnected communities around the world, using satellite and free space optics.

Huawei sees profit and revenue growth in 2013

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei said net profit for 2013 grew to $3.47bn, a 34 per cent year on year increase on the $2.58bn generated in 2012. The company also posted an 11.6 per cent year on year growth in revenue for 2013 to generate $39.5bn (CNY239.0bn) compared with $36.36bn in 2012.

3CX Phone System takes on the corporate mobiles

A bold move

It is hard to make phones sexy, never mind SIP phones and software. Yet increasingly my job requires me to be on the phone for hours every day to people all over the world.…

Telenor taps Ericsson for Myanmar network

Operator group Telenor has called on infrastructure vendor Ericsson to provide network equipment and managed services for its network in Myanmar. The two firms have signed a five year contract which sees Ericsson implementing equipment in a multivendor environment as well as provide managed services for the network.

Indoor LTE coverage seen as competitive differentiator

A large number of operators feel that indoor LTE coverage is an important competitive differentiator today. When respondents to the Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2014 were asked to rate on a scale of one to seven where seven represented “extremely important”, 44.4 per cent of respondents and 48 per cent of operator respondents scored indoor LTE coverage six or seven for importance as a differentiator.

Belgacom launches consumer cloud service

Belgian incumbent operator Belgacom has launched a cloud storage service for its fixed internet customers, offering 10GB of storage for free, 30GB for a monthly fee of €2.95 and 200GB for €9.95/month. The Belgacom Cloud service will also enable users to access stored files across the operator’s pay TV system, Belgacom TV.

Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets

Durovis Dive gives you the same experience for €60

Review It’s quite exciting putting on the Durovis Dive virtual reality headset, but watching someone else do it is even better as they coo and gasp at the world in which they have become immersed.…

Range Networks unleashes rewritten OpenBTS

Time for open source mobile network software outfit to act like ‘a real company’ says CEO

A doubling of its engineering team has let Range Networks launch a substantial re-write of its open source mobile network code base as it targets the service provider market.…