T-Mobile US announced it will move to 100% renewable electricity by 2021
Wireless
T-Mobile US announced it will move to 100% renewable electricity by 2021
T-Mobile US announced it will move to 100% renewable electricity by 2021, and the Un-carrier has joined RE100, a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. T-Mobile also took a big step toward their clean energy commitment, unveiling a 2nd wind farm project backed by the Un-carrier. “It’s the Un-carrier way to do the right thing by our customers, and moving to renewable…
Someone shows interest in Telenor's mobile operations in Central and Eastern Europe
Business
Someone shows interest in Telenor’s mobile operations in Central and Eastern Europe
Telenor has received inbound and unsolicited interest for its Central and Eastern Europe portfolio consisting of the mobile operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. With a view of creating shareholder value, Telenor has engaged in a process to evaluate the interest received. Telenor expects to conduct these assessments in the first quarter of 2018. The assessment will not impact Telenor’s operations, customers or employees. Telenor’s CEE companies have strong…
DT has launched Smart Parking in Hamburg based on NB-IoT
Internet of Things Wireless
DT has launched Smart Parking in Hamburg based on NB-IoT
The smartphone application shows free downtown parking facilities. Users can pay for the parking ticket with their cell phone, thus saving a trip to the pay station. Deutsche Telekom is now rolling out a new sensor network for this digital parking service. This month Deutsche Telekom started installing sensors on parking spaces in downtown Hamburg. Using innovative wireless technology, the sensors provide information on free parking spaces. The first 100…
Nokia announced Future X network architecture for 5G
Fixed Broadband Wireless
Nokia announced Future X network architecture for 5G
Nokia has outlined the scope of its Future X architecture for 5G, the basis for its new reference silicon design and the foundation of its 5G technology and services portfolio. This portfolio – to be showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month – comprises a full, end-to-end network. According to Nokia Bell Labs it delivers up to three times more data capacity per cell site and 30% lower…
Intel Reports Q4 2017 Financial Results
Business
Intel Reports Q4 2017 Financial Results
Intel Corporation shared long awaited financial results from the 4th quarter and at the same time whole year 2017. Record fourth-quarter revenue was $17.1 billion and record full-year revenue was $62.8 billion. Excluding McAfee, fourth-quarter revenue grew 8 percent year-over-year with data-centric revenue up 21 percent, and full-year revenue grew 9 percent year-over-year. In 2017, Intel generated a record $22 billion cash from operations and returned nearly $9 billion to…
Internet of Things Wireless
SK Telecom established 200 people team for 5G services development
SK Telecom is giving example how to be a global telco technological pioneer, rather than follower. Most of operators watch 5G game sitting in convenient chair and waiting for match sudden twist. Korean uncommonly competitive market cannot accept such passive attitude, that’s why SK needs to take 5G ecosystem development speed into their own hands. According to information from Korea Times, operator established 200 people dedicated team coming from MNO,…
Fixed Broadband
400G achieved by Verizon, Juniper and Ciena in field trial.
Verizon has achieved another industry first with the completion of a successful field trial delivering live 400 Gbps Ethernet traffic on a single wavelength between MPLS Core routers over its Packet-Optical network. This trial proved the interoperability of equipment from two different suppliers and the capability to quadruple the typical capacity carried on a wavelength. This field trial marks an important step toward advancing 400 Gbps transmission and router technology…
Handsets
The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €997m for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets
Qualcomm prevented rivals from competing in the market by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy from rivals. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals from the market for LTE baseband chipsets for over five years, thereby cementing its market dominance. Qualcomm paid billions of US Dollars to a key…
Wireless
DT plans nationwide NB-IoT coverage in many countries by end of 2018
Deutsche Telekom leads in the deployment of NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) across Europe and North America. Now live across eight European markets as well as the United States, the company presses ahead with nationwide rollout of its low-power machine network in the US by mid-year and in many of its European markets by the end of 2018. The extensive availability of the sensor network paves the way for innovative and cost-effective…
Fixed Broadband Wireless
Vodafone Greece acquires Cyta Hellas (300k FBB customers)
Vodafone today announces that Vodafone-Panafon Hellenic Telecommunications Company S.A. (“Vodafone Greece”) has agreed to acquire CYTA Telecommunications Hellas S.A. (“CYTA Hellas”) for a total enterprise value of €118 million. CYTA Hellas is a provider of fixed and mobile telecommunication services in Greece. It owns a fibre optic Next Generation Network and offers mobile services through an MVNO with Vodafone Greece. CYTA Hellas has around 300,000 fixed broadband customers (c. 8%…