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Verizon plans to acquire CDN provider

Verizon plans to acquire CDN provider

US operator Verizon has announced plans to acquire content delivery network provider EdgeCast. The boards of directors of both firms have approved the acquisition and hope to finalise the deal early 2014. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

Indonesia’s Telkomsel joins Jasper’s M2M platform

Indonesia's Telkomsel joins Jasper's M2M platform

In July 2012, seven mobile operators across the world — KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom —teamed up to create an alliance to collaborate in the M2M space. They have since been joined by AT&T, América Móvil and Etisalat. The collaboration aims to develop a global product featuring a unique SIM, united web interface and centralised management of status and usage of M2M devices globally, via Jasper Wireless’s Control Centre.

Deutsche Telekom partners with Twitter

Deutsche Telekom has announced a strategic partnership with Twitter to create a tailored experience for the operator’s devices

German carrier Deutsche Telekom has announced a strategic partnership with Twitter, allowing subscribers with selected Android smartphones to keep up with the social site directly from their home screen. The service will launch next year, initially in Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece and Croatia.

Telekom Austria launches smart metering platform as a service

Telekom Austria has launched a smart metering platform designed as a software as a service (SaaS) solution

Operator group Telekom Austria has launched a smart metering platform designed as a software as a service (SaaS) solution. Telekom Austria Group said that it will be responsible for the IT infrastructure, the software and the maintenance work on the platform. Electric utility providers will be able to use it as a service by paying […]

Cisco acquires datacentre and cloud start up

Cisco acquires datacentre and cloud start up

Networking vendor Cisco has announced its intent to fully acquire start up datacentre and cloud solutions provider Insieme Networks.

Google invests €450m in Hamina datacentre expansion

Google has pledged a €50m investment into its datacentre in Finland

Web giant Google has pledged to invest €450m into its datacentre in Hamina, Finland. The firm has announced it will triple the size of the existing facility, which opened in September 2011.

Deutsche Telekom becoming a “software defined operator”

Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”

Operator group Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”, the firm’s VP for aggregation, transport, IP and fixed access, Axel Clauberg told Broadband World Forum delegates Thursday. The telco says bringing in skills currently being mobilised by cloud heavyweights like Facebook and Google will be essential.

IBM acquires cloud mobile messaging tool provider

IBM has acquired mobile messaging tools provider Xtify

Tech giant IBM has acquired cloud based mobile messaging tools provider Xtify. The push comunications specialist claims to help organisations improve mobile sales, drive in-store traffic and engage customers with personalised offers.

Kroes calls for education and employment reform

Kroes calls for education and employment reform

European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, this week outlined her intentions to transform education across the EU using information and communications technology (ICT). Kroes, along with the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, plan to unveil new proposals to reform education in Europe next week.

AT&T teams with Microsoft to provide cloud solution to enterprises

AT&T has teamed up with Microsoft to provide cloud solution to enterprises

US operator AT&T has teamed up with Microsoft to offer a cloud solution allowing enterprise customers to connect to Microsoft’s cloud platform using a private network. The solution will use cloud integration technology from AT&T over a virtual private network to pair with Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform.

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