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SK Telecom eyes LTE-A in 2013

South Korean carrier SK Telecom this week held a demonstration of LTE technology ahead of a planned commercial launch in July, announcing its intention to upgrade to LTE-Advanced during 2013.

Ericsson boosts M2M play with Telenor platform acquisition

Swedish infrastructure and services player Ericsson has struck a deal with machine to machine MVNO Telenor Connexion, which is owned by Norwegian incumbent and international operator Telenor, that will see the vendor acquire Connexion’s M2M service management platform.

HP to use cloud as driver for webOS PCs, printers, phones

Leo Apotheker, the head honcho of Palm owner HP, has expanded on his plans to push the webOS platform by pre-installing it on every PC the vendor ships and cloud-enabling the company’s strategy.

MWC debrief: M2M

Informa analyst Jamie Moss discusses the latest developments in the M2M space – a clear focus point among the operators this year.

Telefónica Spain debuts cloud services from fonYou

Spanish incumbent Telefónica has launched a cloud-based telephony offering, giving users access to a second number and a range of services, including visual voicemail, call registers and advanced call screening. Spanish cloud player fonYou supplied the Online Mobile Telephony platform on which the services are based.

ALU announces “the end of the base station”

Alcatel Lucent has launched a new range of network technology products that it claims will revolutionise mobile networks, dispensing with the need for traditional base stations and masts.

Blue sky opportunities

Manuel Gallo heads up business development for cloud computing at Japan-based vendor NEC. With Spanish carrier Telefónica onboard as the company’s first big operator client, Gallo runs a cloud computing competence centre out of Madrid, which develops platforms for EMEA and Latin America. Here he speaks to telecoms.com about opportunities that have emerged from the cloud.

Deutsche Telekom puts wind behind cloud services firm

Deutsche Telekom’s venture capital arm, T-Venture, and partnership investor Creathor Venture, have invested “several million Euro” into cloud services enabler Netbiscuits, helping the firm enhance its offering in the USA and Europe.

Perfect delivery: Telefónica at BBWF

During the Broadband World Forum held in Paris in late October, telecoms.com caught up with Cayetano Carbajo, director of technology and planning at Spanish carrier Telefónica. In this video interview Carbajo talks about the extension of both fixed and wireless broadband; demand for bandwidth as the main driver for investment; the pressures of delivering video; and the efficiencies afforded by cloud computing.

Colt hooks up with Unisys for cloud services

Pan-European backbone network Colt has entered into a contract with IT services firm Unisys to deliver infrastructure, cloud management software and services to European customers. After the initial UK implementation, the companies intend to provide the services from an additional six data centres within Colt’s European network.

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