Recent Press Releases

ABI Research: Eastern Europe harnesses LTE to boost ARPU and innovate

Mobile service revenues in Eastern Europe grew 4.3% year-on-year (YoY) in 4Q-2013 as 4G LTE subscriber adoptions continued to gather pace. At the end of December 2013, there were 9.84 million LTE subscriptions in the region (up 410% YoY).

ABI: Integrating consumer wearable health devices will drive healthcare big data adoption

This year close to 42 million wearable wireless sports, fitness and wellness devices will ship worldwide. As consumers continue to use these devices from players such as Fitbit, Nike, Jawbone and others to track their levels of activity, there is growing impetus to also leverage the data to inform health management and healthcare provision.

Orange announces its international partnership program 'Orange Alliance'

Orange announces its international partnership programme, Orange Alliance. Through this programme the Group aims to leverage its best practices and experience in markets across the world to provide...

IDC: Global shipments of wearable technology to reach almost 112 million in 2018

The worldwide wearable computing market (commonly referred to as "wearables") is finally expanding beyond early adopter status to more functional and stylish lifestyle accessories that are...

The installed base of wireless M2M devices in the oil and gas industry reached 423,000 in 2013

The number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013.

Juniper Research: Local search to push mobile search & discovery adspend to nearly $17B by 2018

By 2018, the total advertising spend on mobile search & discovery will reach $16.8 billion, up from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2013.

ABI: Consumers outpaced by enterprise in the $4B femtocell market

Enterprise femtocells will capture 97% of the $4.3 billion market revenue in 2019, outpacing consumer-residential femtocells, according to the latest forecast from ABI Research.

Communications Authority of Kenya conditionally approves sale of Essar Telecom assets to Safaricom and Airtel Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya on 28th February, 2014 received applications from Safaricom Limited and Airtel Kenya Limited proposing to acquire the assets of Essar Telecom Limited.

Location-based service revenues in Europe and North America will grow to €5 billion in 2018

According to a new research report by Berg Insight, mobile location-based service (LBS) revenues in Europe are forecasted to grow from € 735 million in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate...

EE introduces new entry level 4G pay monthly plans and the UK's most affordable 4G smartphone

EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today launched a range of new entry-level 4G pay monthly plans as well as the UK's lowest price 4G smartphone,

GSA confirms new milestone for mobile HD voice with 100th network launch

The GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) said HD voice service is now commercially launched by 100 mobile operators in 71 countries. Eight operators activated HD voice service so far in 2014,...

Tele2 appoints Allison Kirkby as CFO

Tele2 AB said Allison Kirkby has been appointed new CFO of Tele2 AB, effective as of 1 May 2014. She succeeds Lars Nilsson in the position. Allison, aged 46, has a strong breadth of consumer industry...

Moody's: EMEA Telecoms in-market consolidation set to accelerate; cross-border deals will have to wait

Madrid, March 19, 2014 -- Consolidation in the European telecoms sector is set to accelerate, said Moody's Investors Service in a report released today. However, the rating agency expects that a...

Proximus becomes Belgacom's main commercial brand

Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy shared Belgacom's ambitions and vision for the future with all the employees of the company. Belgacom wants to restore growth by 2016 and an ambitious plan has been...

IDC: MEA tablet market sees explosive growth on back of strong consumer and corporate demand,

Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) expanded 111% year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation...

Huawei partners with Vodafone for five-year "Project Spring" deployment in Europe and Africa

Huawei announced it has been awarded a five-year agreement by Vodafone to expand the Single Radio Access Network (SingleRAN) for its "Project Spring" Phase 1 programme across the world...

Networking on the road: Volkswagen and Audi bank on Vodafone

Vodafone today announced a new agreement with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide automotive connectivity, starting with new Audi models from 2015. An embedded SIM chip developed specifically...

BASE Belgium tests LTE Advanced

"At BASE Company, we believe the future is mobile! Today we took the next milestone in shaping our network for the future needs of our clients," explains Jos Donvil CEO BASE Company,...

Etisalat picks Alcatel-Lucent for LTE

Alcatel-Lucent and Etisalat today announced an agreement to extend Etisalat's LTE coverage in the United Arab Emirates, one of the largest and fastest growing markets for mobile data services....

Tele2 Netherlands appoints Jeff Dodds as CEO

(Translated by Google Translate) Today, the Tele2 Group announced that Jeff Dodds has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Tele2 Netherlands. Jeff Dodds takes...