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Court of Appeals hits back at US telco industry with net neutrality ruling

Lady Justice On The Old Bailey, London

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has hit back at the US telcos industry, ruling in favour of government net neutrality regulations.

Consumer buying decisions still based on price – Nokia

A racehorse and jockey in a horse race

Research from Nokia has highlighted consumer buying decisions for smartphones and post-paid contracts are still based on financial drivers as opposed to value add propositions

Cloud storage bundles improve stickiness but not revenues – research

Cloud storage helps operators retain customers, not necessarily generate revenue

Research undertaken by analyst firm Strategy Analytics has concluded that pre-installed mobile cloud storage bundles, such as Dropbox, have become table stakes for device vendors and are perceived more as a prerequisite than a value-add, reports Telecoms.com.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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One of the most vigorous operators within the NFV ISG is Spanish incumbent Telefónica and, true to the message of accelerated change that the paper sought to communicate, it has not been sitting idly by. The firm marked the opening of MWC 2014 by setting out aggressive plans for the virtualization of its network functions, including detailed timelines relating to different network elements. The project has been dubbed ‘Unica’ and has as its headline aim the virtualization of 30 per cent of all new infrastructure by 2016.

Modular connected car platform unveiled by AT&T

Modular connected car platform unveiled by AT&T

US operator AT&T is pitching a modular connected car platform packaging connectivity, billing, data analytics and infotainment to car makers and developers to create their own customised offerings.

Google joins auto makers in connected car alliance

Google joins auto makers in connected car alliance

Leading tech firms have teamed up with automotive manufacturers to create an industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to connected cars. Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia have joined Google to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA).

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 […]

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