AMSTERDAM--Telekom Srbija is exploring fresh approaches to monetising mobile data traffic, including giving away free access to selected services, Nemanja Ognjanovic, manager of the operator's network and services planning department, said.
Ericsson predicted there will be a huge divide in LTE penetration levels in North America and Europe by 2019, and that WDMA/HSPA will continue to dominate the global market during the period.
Latest data from the European Commission's digital scorecard reveals that the target of "broadband for all" in the European Union has effectively been achieved through a mix of mobile, fixed and satellite technologies including LTE.
Despite ongoing LTE rollouts worldwide, older wireless air interfaces such as EDGE and HSPA will remain workhorses for many 3GPP operators, according to Infonetics Research.
T-Mobile US is notifying customers of its MetroPCS prepaid brand in New England and Las Vegas that they will need to upgrade their devices as T-Mobile prepares to shut off MetroPCS' legacy CDMA network in those areas and move customers to its GSM-based network.
Ericsson revealed that global LTE subscriptions grew by 40 million in the final quarter of 2013, taking total users to 200 million by the end of the year.
Ericsson and Kodiak Networks are extending the availability of a cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service into Europe, after the service enjoyed strong uptake in the U.S.
Telenor and Ooredoo both confirmed on Thursday they have finally been awarded 15-year licences to provide mobile communications services in Myanmar.
Rumors of a potential deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US have been swirling for weeks. I'm firmly against such a deal. That's not because I want to see the continued dominance of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, telecom giants that are gobbling up revenues and profits. Instead, a Sprint/T-Mobile merger is a horrible idea on policy, operational and technological levels. And the companies themselves--and the wider industry--would be better off if they didn't merge.
LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility is introducing toll-free data plans, which allow partners to subsidize consumer data. The news comes after years of AT&T saying that content providers are intersted in picking up the tab for subscribers' data usage so that it doesn't count toward their data bucket.