Another day, another announcement by an operator that it is trialling LTE Advanced services. BASE Belgium is the latest company to reveal that it is testing what is in fact "true" 4G, if you stick precisely to 3G and LTE guidelines. However, the focus is still too much on the advancements in speed, even though for many consumers figures such as "250 Mbps" are virtually meaningless.
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A recent survey of prospective smart watch purchasers found that desired pricing levels are very consistent across all groups, with the largest group of respondents saying they would likely pay $50-$200 (€36-€144) for a smart watch.
Sonera, the Finnish unit of Nordic operator TeliaSonera, has agreed to buy the consumer operations and fixed networks of AinaCom for €47 million ($65 million) in a move that strengthens Sonera's position on the Finnish market.
Smartphones dominated mobile phone device registrations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the fourth quarter of 2013, figures from the country's telecoms regulator show.
Vodafone has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to buy Spanish broadband services provider Ono, although Ono's management board is also said to be moving ahead with plans to list the company until Vodafone makes a firm offer.
At the opening of the CeBIT trade fair in Germany, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced fresh efforts on 5G research and pledged to pump millions of pounds into the Internet of Things (IoT).
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T-Mobile US' decision to raise pricing by $10 per month on its unlimited smartphone data plans was needed to monetize increasing data traffic and get back a return on improving its network, according to T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter.
Sprint's management and the wider company is in line with the thinking of its hard-charging chairman, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son--contrary to a recent report of friction between Son and some Sprint executives, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer.