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    Orange and Telenor: "Size matters when you're an operator" Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM: Executives from Orange and Telenor discussed the opportunities that come from being part of a multinational operation, beyond the often-cited benefits in terms of reduced network costs through centralised buying. Alain Maloberti (pictured left), SVP of network architecture and design for the French company, said that the expertise available across operations means ...
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    Mobile operator consolidation on cards in Macedonia Edit Post

    Telekom Austria Group and Telekom Slovenije Group have agreed to merge their respective mobile operator subsidiaries in Macedonia – Vip and One – which, regulatory approval permitting, will create a new entity with about the same number of connections as market-leader Makedonski Telekom (a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary). Telekom Austria is to hold 55 per cent in ...
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    Network complexity “bogging down” operators – Telstra exec Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Operators need to look to network modernisation to get away from “complexity that is bogging us down”, Mike Wright (pictured), group MD of networks for Telstra, warned. “As we think about the future, you’ve only got to look at the demand for machine-to-machine and the Internet of Things, video taking ...
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    Kroes details “problem of two Europes” – digital and analogue Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Europe is a region being held back by a split between those embracing the possibilities of technology and those with an “analogue mindset”, Neelie Kroes, European Commission VP for the Digital Agenda, warned this morning. “These are two Europes that rarely talk to each other. Two Europes that hold back ...
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    TRAI asks for specifics on amount of 3G spectrum to be auctioned Edit Post

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has told the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) it needs to first know how much 3G spectrum will go on auction early next year for it to set a reserve price in the 2.1GHz band. On 16 October DoT requested TRAI to set the base price for the 2.1, 2.3 and 3.5GHz ...

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    EE exec takes swipe at 4.5G “hype” Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Mansoor Hanif, director of RAN development and programmes for UK number one operator EE, said there is “a lot of confusion out there” about the industry’s latest buzz-phrase, 4.5G. Alongside 5G, another term which lacks a firm definition, the use of 4.5G has become more common in recent weeks, including ...
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    Euro operators cool on TD-LTE potential Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Executives from Deutsche Telekom, EE and KPN gave lukewarm responses when asked about the potential for TD-LTE in their various businesses, despite growing momentum for the technology worldwide. Martin Scholz (pictured right), project leader for core telco products at Deutsche Telekom, said that the operator has “no plans with TDD ...


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    Apple's iPhone sales boom while iPad demand disappoints Edit Post

    Apple powered ahead in its fiscal fourth quarter driven by iPhone demand, not least that of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but demand for its iPad tablet was a weak spot. The company posted revenue of $42.1 billion for the quarter ended 27 September, a 12.3 per cent increase over the year ago period, ...