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Facebook CEO touts Internet.org progress, trumpets success of free tier of service

BARCELONA, Spain--A year after asking mobile operators to support Facebook's Internet.org effort, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Mobile World Congress keynote stage here to tout the success of the program and to reiterate his call for more operators to participate. He also made a point of praising wireless operators' work in connecting new users to the Internet, noting that "it's really important not to lose sight of the fact that it's the operators that are driving this."

Mitel acquires Mavenir for $560M, enhances mobile, enterprise collaboration capabilities

Mitel has reached a deal to acquire Mavenir Systems for $560 million, a deal that will give the company an expanded set of mobile capabilities it can use to target a host of new cloud-based unified communications and rich communications services opportunities across a mix of wireline and wireless network environments.

Nokia, NTT DoCoMo target 2020 Olympic Games for 5G showcase

Nokia and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are using Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate jointly developed technology that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the two companies plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Making LTE lighter, cheaper (and slower) for the Internet of Things

BARCELONA, Spain--The logic behind LTE (CAT 1), a slower speed version of LTE, makes a lot of sense for its intended application--the Internet of Things--particularly when it is coupled with reduced module size, less power consumption and perhaps more importantly, lower cost.

T-Mobile sets LAA deployment for 2016

T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers to deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in 5 GHz spectrum in 2016.

PON deployments drove up broadband access market to $11.5B in 2014, says Dell'Oro

The ongoing deployment of PON, particularly GPON, for fiber-to-the-premises services has helped drive up the total broadband access market segment to $11.5 billion in 2014, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.

Shentel's fiber lease revenue increases 18%, offsets legacy voice declines

Shentel's fiber leasing business has been a saving grace in its wireline portfolio, rising 18.6 percent year-over-year to $8.4 million in the fourth quarter, a factor that helped the company offset ongoing losses in traditional voice service revenues.

Alcatel-Lucent steps away from 'polarizing' debate, touts blending of Wi-Fi, LTE

There's a lot of talk about LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), or LTE-Unlicensed, but Alcatel-Lucent says there's no reason to wait for LTE-U. With the launch of its "Wireless Unified Networks," or WUN for short, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the vendor is blending the upload and download capabilities of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies to offer faster download and upload speeds and extended network range.

Deutsche Telekom unveils 'hybrid' Internet for Germany

Deutsche Telekom on Monday detailed new price plans covering what it terms 'hybrid' Internet access utilising its fixed and mobile networks.

Ericsson CEO: Video will generate half of all mobile data traffic in 2015

BARCELONA, Spain--Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg predicted video will generate half of all mobile data traffic in 2015, as the number of people viewing streaming video exceeds those watching scheduled broadcast TV.