International

BICS launches SMART Webvision tool

BICS launches SMART Webvision tool

August 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

BICS, the strategic international wholesale partner to over 400 mobile operators worldwide has launched SMART Webvision, a solution for the monitoring, tracking,  tracing and reporting of roaming traffic on SS7 Signalling. In addition the solution will support LTE Diameter, LTE Data and GPRS roaming exchange network (GRX) technologies. The SMARTRead More

ZigBee to lead in home automation

ZigBee to lead in home automation

August 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78 percent. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings. Senior analyst Adarsh Krishnan said, “ZigBee is enjoyingRead More

ZTE to sell Open Firefox OS phone

ZTE to sell Open Firefox OS phone

August 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

ZTE today announced that sales of the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone will start soon on the ZTE store on eBay US and UK. Recently launched with Telefónica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia, the ZTE Open will now be available for the first time in Orange priced at $79.99 andRead More

IT security to reach $30.1 bn in 2017: Canalys

IT security to reach $30.1 bn in 2017: Canalys

August 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

Canalys expects the worldwide IT security market to grow at a compound annual rate of 7 percent, to reach $30.1 billion in 2017. From a regional standpoint, Asia Pacific is forecast to increase 9 percent in 2013 as budgets continue to grow in the large economies of China, India andRead More

Ericsson conducts world’s first commercial LTE-A call

Ericsson conducts world’s first commercial LTE-A call

August 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Ericsson today announced that Australia’s leading telecommunications provider Telstra is the first to use the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology on 1800 MHz and 900 MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network. This took place on July 31, when Telstra transferred data across its live network on a number ofRead More

CSC acquires Infochimps

CSC acquires Infochimps

August 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

CSC has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, Texas. Infochimps’ team of highly skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers will accelerate the development of CSC’s big data business and offering customers as-a-service access to advancedRead More

American Tower announces acquisition of NII Holdings

American Tower announces acquisition of NII Holdings

August 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

American Tower has announced that it has reached an agreement with NII Holdings to acquire up to 2,790 towers in Brazil and 1,666 towers in Mexico in two separate transactions, for approximately $413 million and $398 million, respectively. The transaction agreements provide that all payments, including the tower rent, willRead More

236 mn mobiles shipped in Q2, 2013: IDC

236 mn mobiles shipped in Q2, 2013: IDC

August 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 236.4 million mbiles in 2Q13. This is an increase of 51.3 percent from 156.2 million units shipped in 2Q12. Second quarter shipments grew 9.3 percent when compared to the 216.3 million units shippedRead More

Telecel Zimbabwe renews 2G/3G license

Telecel Zimbabwe renews 2G/3G license

August 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

Orascom Telecom Holding has announced that its indirectly held Zimbabwean subsidiary, Telecel Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, has reached an agreement with the government of Zimbabwe to renew its 2G/3G license in Zimbabwe for twenty years for $137.5 million. Ahmed Abou Doma, CEO, Orascom Telecom Holding said, “I am very glad thatRead More

Sub-$200 smartphone demand to exceed 750 mn in 2018

Sub-$200 smartphone demand to exceed 750 mn in 2018

August 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

ABI Research forecasts low cost smartphone shipments to grow from 238 million in 2013 to 758 million by 2018 Low cost smartphones, defined as hones with a wholesale ASP below $200, are increasingly appearing in OEM and operator portfolios in both emerging and developed markets. The low hanging fruit forRead More