Recent Press Releases

Etisalat Wasel prepaid customers get free access to social networking apps with every recharge

Abu Dhabi, 21 Jan 2015: Etisalat announced today the launch of a new Wasel prepaid promotion, offering free access to Facebook, WhatsApp, BBM and Twitter with every recharge starting as low as AED5....

Vodafone UK statement on expansion of its Rural Open Sure Signal programme

I confirm that today we have announced the third and final wave of communities to be shortlisted to join our Rural Open Sure Signal programme The communities have until now suffered from unreliable...

TeliaSonera selects Ericsson to manage field operations in Sweden

Ericsson will handle TeliaSonera Field Operation Services in parts of Sweden The five-year-agreement expands Ericsson Managed Services footprint for fixed and mobile networks in the Nordics The...

Nokia Networks, Safaricom launch first LTE-A network in Kenya

Safaricom, Kenya's leading operator, selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernize and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure and to help launch the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A)...

Dell'Oro: LTE Macro and small cell RAN Market to exceed $24B by 2019

According to a newly published forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunication industries, strong growth in LTE and small...

Ericsson announces change in executive leadership team

Effective January 15, 2015 Johan Wibergh, Executive Vice President and Head of Segment Networks, will leave his position and take on a role outside Ericsson. Ericsson today announced that Johan...

Vodafone CTO Steve Pusey to retire; Johan Wibergh appointed as successor

Vodafone announced that its Chief Technology Officer Steve Pusey has informed the Board of his intention to retire from Vodafone on 31 July 2015. Steve Pusey joined Vodafone from Nortel in 2006 and...

ABI Research: Global SIM card market reaches 5.2B units in 2014 - LTE, NFC, M2M gaining momentum

ABI Research forecasts that global SIM card shipments will reach 5.2 billion units in 2014, marking a revitalizing 5.32% increase from 2013. LTE, NFC, and M2M have successfully paved their way into...

ABI Research: Global embedded telematics penetration in new vehicles to exceed 50% by 2020

Market intelligence firm ABI Research finds the penetration of embedded telematics in new vehicles will increase from 13.4% in 2014 to 52% in 2020. "While penetration levels of embedded...

Berg Insight: The number of homes with smart thermostats doubled in 2014

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 105 percent to 3.2 million in 2014. The North American market...

GSA confirms 360 LTE networks commercially launched by end 2014, strong growth in LTE-Advanced and VoLTE deployments

Some 360 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 124 countries, according to data released by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in the latest update of the Evolut ion...

Vodafone: 30 years of mobile in business

From the office defined by letters, desk phones and ash trays on the desk to one with no walls, email and ubiquitous mobile connectivity: Vodafone UK marks the 30th anniversary of the UK's first...

Amazon sellers sold record-setting more than 2B items worldwide in 2014

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2015--Amazon today announced that sellers on Amazon sold a record-setting more than 2 billion items worldwide in 2014. The number of sellers on Amazon adopting the...

Meet the new Nokia 215, Microsoft's most affordable Internet-ready phone

London, UK. — Jan. 5, 2015 — Microsoft Devices Group on Monday announced the Nokia 215, its most affordable Internet-ready phone. The Nokia 215 is designed to connect and introduce...

Nokia Networks completes transfer of part of the wireless network business acquired from Panasonic

Espoo, Finland - 5 January 2015 - Pursuant to the announcement made on July 31, 2014, Nokia Networks has now completed the business transfer of a part of the wireless network business of Panasonic...

Berg Insight: Number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 10.6M in 2014

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 10.6 million in 2014. The North American market recorded a 70 percent year-on-year...

Sierra Wireless expands into M2M connectivity services with acquisition of Wireless Maingate

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) and Wireless Maingate AB (Maingate), a Sweden-based provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and data management services, today announced that...

Volvo Cars and POC to demonstrate life-saving wearable cycling tech concept at International CES 2015

World-first technology connects cycle helmets with cars: · Accident data reveals: 50 per cent of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car ·...

Qualcomm, EE and Huawei successfully complete LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation interoperability testing

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, EE and Huawei today announced the companies have successfully completed inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9...

Microsoft and du announce partnership to revolutionise mobile shopping experience for Windows users

Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2014: du and Microsoft have announced a new partnership that will revolutionise the online shopping experience for Windows device users. Through a direct operator billing...