Telecom Italia said it will not pay shareholders a dividend for 2013, even though the Italian incumbent was able to cut its group net loss by €1 billion during the year.
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.
The worldwide tablet market is forecast to grow by 19.4 per cent in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6 per cent in 2013, according to latest forecasts from IDC. The research company reduced the 2014 forecast by 3.6 per cent from its previous projection.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges has hinted that the company is now well positioned to realise his expansion goals, after the German operator returned to profitability in 2013.
Orange impressed the markets on Thursday with better than expected forecasts for its margin and core profits in 2014, although the French operator emphasised the figures will partly be achieved through continued cost cutting.
Sprint's team of technology and networks executives is receiving a major shakeup, with Steve Elfman, president of network operations at Sprint, and Bob Azzi, the carrier's senior vice president of networks, leaving the company. Meantime, John Saw, Clearwire's former CTO, has been promoted to Chief Network Officer of Sprint. Saw had previously been Sprint's senior vice president of technical architecture.
After months of speculation and rumour, the battle for SFR has finally begun. Vivendi announced late on Wednesday that it had received binding offers for the French mobile and fixed operator from both Numericable shareholder Altice and the Bouygues group.
Aaron Schulman is winner of the the 2013 ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award, for his thesis Observing and Improving the Reliability of Internet Last-Mile Links, completed at the University of Maryland, with Neil Spring serving as thesis advisor.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the model that has prevailed in the U.S. wireless industry for years of customers getting subsidized devices in exchange for signing two-year contracts is radically shifting.
According to a new investor report from Credit Suisse analysts, a majority of FCC commissioners would rather not have to evaluate a potential transaction like Sprint/T-Mobile.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, co-founder Bill Gates and other board members and executives initially were against former Steve Ballmer's idea to purchase Nokia's handset business and licenses its patents for $7.5 billion, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report.
Leap Wireless lost nearly 92,000 net customers in the fourth quarter, bringing its total customer base to just 4.55 million at the end of 2013. The prepaid carrier blamed the losses on increasing competition from nationwide operators, particularly T-Mobile US and its MetroPCS brand.