Vodafone announced a new agreement with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide connected car services through embedded global SIM cards, starting with new Audi models from 2015.
Software defined networking (SDN) may be the talk of the town, but as providers try to figure out how to use it in their networks, it could dampen near-term opportunities for the largest router/switching vendors, says Infonetics Research.
CenturyLink's recent move to implement a foundation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) with Ericsson reflects the reality that the real value of these technologies won't truly be seen until a large service provider like CenturyLink deploys it on a large scale.
BARCELONA, Spain- Hot on the heels of contract awards from Vodafone this week, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Ericsson agreed vendor-financing deals worth a total 2.1 billion riyals (€410 million/$560 million) with Saudi Arabian operator Mobily.
AT&T's naming of four suppliers for its Domain 2.0 initiative brought sudden fame and glory to Affirmed Networks, a company that had been a little-known provider of virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) technology.
BARCELONA, Spain--Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) are proving to be beneficiaries of Vodafone's Verizon Wireless windfall, as the Swedish and Finnish vendors have just won five-year deals under the operator's £7 billion (€8.5 billion) Project Spring network investment programme.
BARCELONA, Spain--Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote appearance here at the Mobile World Congress trade show to push for his Internet.org coalition, which he said is geared toward encouraging wireless carriers in emerging markets to offer a free tier of Internet service with the goal of encouraging wireless subscribers to pay for additional Internet access.
BARCELONA, Spain- Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission's Digital Agenda, said there is more at stake in developing fifth generation (5G) technology than just meeting growing data traffic and demand for connectivity.
CenturyLink is employing Ericsson's next-gen OSS/BSS platform in an effort to improve service delivery times and control for the services it delivers to its growing enterprise customer base.
BARCELONA, Spain—Ericsson announced it is working with Philips to develop LED street lights that can be outfitted with small cells and backhaul. This joint effort could go a long way toward helping operators make their networks denser and it could also offer an opportunity for city managers to rent space on light poles to telecom providers.