FRANKFURT, Germany--The mobile industry has often been criticized for putting technology ahead of what users actually want, but operators and vendors appear to placing significantly more effort on putting users first as they prepare for "5G" networks.
A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that T-Mobile US' employment practices violated U.S. labor laws by making it difficult for workers to organize and talk about their salaries. After years of complaints from watchdogs, settlements with workers and a push by Communications Workers of America to get T-Mobile workers unionized, the judge's ruling is a major victory for labor advocates and especially the CWA.
Vodafone Germany is demonstrating voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services on a live network at the CeBIT conference and exhibition in Hanover, Germany this week and said the all-IP technology is now being rolled out across its 4G network, which now covers 70 per cent of the country.
BARCELONA, Spain--When it comes to the connected home, the wireless industry is getting mired in discussions about standards and infrastructure instead of spending time making the concept easy for consumers to deploy and understand. That was the key message from panelists at the FierceWireless executive luncheon on the " Connected Home: A proving ground for the Internet of Things," held here at Mobile World Congress.
BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom launched a cloud VPN service for small and medium businesses at the Mobile World Congress, here.
BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom said trends including network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN) are contributing to the development of the integrated infrastructure that will be necessary to power 5G networks.
Deutsche Telekom on Monday detailed new price plans covering what it terms 'hybrid' Internet access utilising its fixed and mobile networks.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere reiterated his willingness to work with satellite TV provider and spectrum powerhouse Dish Network in some fashion.
Altice is reportedly stepping up its plans to buy the country's third-largest operator in a move that would further consolidate France's telecoms market.
BT this week made further progress in its bid to buy mobile operator EE for £12.5 billion (€16.8 billion/$19 billion), raising £1 billion in a share placing on Thursday to help fund the deal.