Telcos voice concerns about taking core networks to the cloud

Under threat from companies not traditionally viewed as competitors, telcos are racing to both offer cloud services to end-user customers and tap into the cloud to run core network functions in a bid to make their value propositions more competitive and infrastructure more dynamic. But cloud experts from Orange, Swisscom and AT&T have each voiced concerns around just how capable the sector may be at managing such a bold transformation with existing tools.

Having a Web Summit? Get some decent Wi-Fi!

Embarrassing outage as 22,000 people arrive at tech conference

Web Summit It’s never a good thing for conference organisers when their Wi-Fi goes down – but it’s even worse when you’re positioning yourself as the première European tech conference of the year, Web Summit.…

Hold onto your hats and follow the BYOD generation

Resistance is futile

A recent survey has suggested that young people would be willing to accept lower pay as long as they could use their own mobile devices in the workplace…

Nokia to provide LTE network to Airtel-Vodafone amid exec changes

Airtel-Vodafone, the partnership between Bharti Airtel and Vodafone in the Channel Islands, has confirmed Nokia Networks as its LTE network provider to bring 4G to Jersey and Guernsey. Nokia will be its exclusive partner, providing all equipment and service expertise for the installation of 4G. The news comes as the operator begins multi-million pound investment […]

University of Surrey and partners announce 5G vision

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), formed by the University of Surrey and a consortium of partners, has revealed its vision for the future of 5G technologies with a snapshot of achievements made so far. The plans include an expected commercial 5G launch in 2020 (as previously also announced at the 5G Huddle), as well as […]

Sprint Q2 results disappoint, plans to axe 2,000 jobs

Amid announcing disappointing second quarter results, Sprint has stated plans to cut operating costs by $1.5 billion including cutting the workforce by 2,000. The carrier, which reported an operating loss of $192 million, said it expects to save $400 million through the job cuts. “We have started a transformational journey,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said. […]

US carriers unite for VoLTE interoperability, cooperation key

Engineers from US giants Verizon and AT&T say they have identified the requirements for an interoperable voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, and have begun extensive testing in lab environments. Interoperability field trials are expected to take place before live services launch in 2015. VoLTE, the all-IP HD calling tech, integrates enhanced calling features over the […]

The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

Samsung, Sony and HTC’s pain is your gain

Analysis The bloodbath continues for smartphone vendors, results from the leading Android vendors have confirmed in the past week. While it’s a great time to be a buyer, in saturated Western markets, only LG can show black ink on its earnings statements.…

Verizon and AT&T sitting in a tree, V-o-L-T-E: Duo vow to hookup by 2015

It really does take two to tango

Verizon and AT&T are lashing together their voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) networks in the US – so people on Verizon can make high-quality calls and video chats to those on AT&T, and vice versa.…