Biography for Mike Dano
Mike Dano is the executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceCable, FierceWirelessTech and other publications. In his role, Mike oversees all editorial content for the publications, and acts as a point of contact for such content. Mike has covered the wireless industry as a journalist for the better part of a decade, and remembers writing a story about the transition from black and white to color screens on cell phones. Mike is based in Denver and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless or @mikeddano on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Mike Dano
BARCELONA, Spain -- A handful of executives from top European carriers pushed against the perception that they might be late to the 5G party, reiterating their belief in the importance of developing universal global standard the next generation technology during the Mobile World Congress, here.
BARCELONA, Spain -- In the race to 5G, which is the primary topic of conversation among most players here at the Mobile World Congress trade show, some operators are focusing heavily on the technology side of the equation. And some are definitely not.
BARCELONA, Spain - The GSMA is working on plans to connect another one billion people to mobile networks in the next six years, and is researching new business strategies and techniques in order to reach that goal. During a keynote appearance here at the Mobile World Congress trade show, executives from Etisalat and SingTel discussed how they are working to both address competition and break open new opportunities to achieve that aim.
Huawei said it doubled its investment into research and development in Europe between 2010 and 2013, and the company said it expects that number to double again over the next five years.
According to Bloomberg, operators including Deutsche Telekom, Orange and others are slowing or putting on hold major sales and other financial transactions as the market waits for U.S. operator AT&T to make an entry into the market.
After warning recently that it could quit the deal, América Móvil said now it remains in discussions with KPN about potentially acquiring the company.
A hacker stole the names, addresses and bank account numbers of 2 million of Vodafone Germany's customers, the operator reported. Perhaps more worrisome, the hacker exploited insider knowledge of Vodafone's systems in order to access the information.
Vodafone managed to clinch its €7.7 billion ($10.2 billion) acquisition of Kabel Deutschland, paving the way for the company to offer bundles of telecommunications services in Germany. Vodafone's bid for Kabel Deutschland had been threatened by investors seeking better terms.
Although those in the European wireless industry offered a tepid to downbeat reaction to Neelie Kroes' proposal to reshape the telecoms market by, among other things, ending roaming charges and instituting some net neutrality rules, some analysts believe the scheme is a "pragmatic compromise" that will be largely benign to most mobile operators.
Telecom Italia warned that its finances will fall faster than the operator previously expected due to continued economic sluggishness in Italy and the ongoing mobile price war there.