The GSMA is closing in on an agreement that could see the mobile industry move collectively towards using a standardised embedded SIM (eSIM) as opposed to today's SIM cards.
Telecom Italia has now rebranded its fixed, mobile and Internet services under the TIM brand on the 20th anniversary since the erstwhile mobile-only brand was first launched.
Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile are claiming an industry first after completing what they described as the first live field trial of a virtualised radio access network (vRAN) based on network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology.
Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test network functions virtualization technologies with a focus on enhancing network performance and efficiencies.
Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica agreed to carry out further tests on network functions virtualisation (NFV) as the operator investigates how it can prepare its mobile network to meet future demands placed on it by the Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and increased customer connectivity.
Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) initiative.
Telecom Italia shareholder Generali sold the bulk of its stake in the operator on the open market around the time that French media group Vivendi confirmed it would become the former incumbent's largest shareholder in place of Telefónica.
France-based Vivendi became the largest shareholder in Telecom Italia after purchasing a total stake of 14.9 per cent, replacing long-term investor Telefónica.
Kumu Networks, a startup that was founded around 2012 by a team of Stanford University professors and Ph.D graduates, is gaining momentum, with operator trials moving from the lab to the field.
German regulator Bundesnetzagentur revealed that bids in the country's auction of frequencies for mobile network operators are nearing €3.5 billion ($3.9 billion billion) so far, easily beating the reserve price placed on the sale.