Recent Press Releases

Google Play launches first carrier billing in Africa as Telkom SA deploys Bango Payment Platform

Cambridge, UK. September 2nd 2015. Bango (AIM: BGO), the mobile payments company, and Telkom South Africa, have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa. Telkom SA is...

Nokia and China Huaxin sign memorandum of understanding to create new joint venture combining Nokia China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell

Beijing, China - Nokia and China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center ("China Huaxin") have signed a memorandum of understanding ("MoU") today confirming...

LPTIC secures Libya's key African telecommunications investments

24th August 2015: LPTIC, Libya's leading postal, telecommunications and information technology company, today announces the strategic consolidation of several Libyan owned shareholdings in mobile...

du successfully trials Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in the UAE

Commercial roll-out of virtualized CPE to add value to UAE Residential and businesses through cost optimisation, faster time to market and enhanced services Dubai, U.A.E, 9 August 2015: du –...

Juniper Research: 5G service revenues forecast to exceed $65B globally by 2025, contributing 7% of operator revenues

A new far sighted report from Juniper Research forecasts a healthy adoption for 5G, with service revenues set to exceed $65 billion by 2025, compared to just $100 million during its first year of...

New IDC forecast predicts CEMA Internet of Things market to grow 22% in 2015

Prague, August 4, 2015 – The Internet of Things (IoT) market in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) is expected to expand 22% in 2015 year on year, reaching $14...

Huawei wins largest share of China Mobile VoLTE project

Huawei has been awarded the largest share of China Mobile's VoLTE (CM-IMS phase 2) project, which includes network convergence building and reconstruction across 31 provinces and municipalities...

First responder and public safety LTE will exceed $5B by 2020

In recent years, LTE has emerged as a challenger to existing public safety communication protocols. Continual refinements from 3GPP Releases and commercial collaboration between TETRA and P25 vendors...

Telekom Austria's Bulgarian subsidiary Mobiltel acquires cable operator blizoo Bulgaria

Vienna, 29 July 2015: Today the Telekom Austria Group announces that its Bulgarian subsidiary Mobiltel has agreed with the seller EQT V to acquire 100% of the cable operator blizoo Bulgaria. blizoo...

Global mobile subscribers surpass 7B

New data from TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database reveal that global mobile subscribers have reached 7.1 billion, up from just seven million in 1989, and that the number of mobile lines in...

Juniper Research: IoT connected devices to almost triple to over 38B units by 2020

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285%. While...

Airtel and Ericsson extend partnership with LTE deployment in Gabon

Airtel Gabon partners with Ericsson for the deployment of next generation LTE technology and mobile network transformation Ericsson technology to power Airtel's new LTE network, delivering the...

Orange increases its interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9% of its capital

Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation today increasing Orange's interest in Méditel, the...

European Commission approves Nokia's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

July 24, 2015 13:05 EEST: Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that it has received approval from the European Commission for its pending acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. The proposed transaction was...

Huawei Consumer Business Group announces H1 2015 financial performance

Impressive overall revenue growth of 69% Strategy proves successful with 87% Y-o-Y revenue growth of handset business [Shenzhen, China, July 22, 2015]: Huawei today announced the business...

Orange enters into exclusive discussions with Ucom for the sale of Orange Armenia

The Orange Group has announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions with Ucom, an Armenian internet service provider, to sell 100% of its mobile subsidiary Orange Armenia. As outlined in...

Report: Global automotive market awaits 5G to leverage higher network coverage, availability and density

LONDON – 21 July 2015 – The world will soon see 5G emerge as a blend of pre-existing technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi to allow higher network coverage, availability and density....

European MVNOs launch new association to promote pro-competition EU regulations

MVNO Europe, an association representing all Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) active on European markets, has been launched. MVNO Europe is the evolution of the former EAFM (European...

Strategy Analytics: Global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow to 514M units in 2016

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow 19 percent to 514 million units in 2016. China and India are the largest country markets for...

mmMAGIC technologies to unlock spectrum above 6 GHz, including millimetre wave bands, for 5G's extreme mobile broadband

London, July 15 2015 – mmMAGIC, an international consortium led by Samsung and bringing together key vendors and major European operators has kicked off its race to develop concepts and key...