Bouygues Telecom has reportedly entered the race to buy rival operator SFR, and has hired two investment banks to advise it on a possible tie-up.
The GSMA reported that more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it said set another new record. In addition to the more than 80,000 attendees at MWC at Fira Gran Via, more than 5,000 people participated in a range of partner programmes at Fira Montjuïc.
BARCELONA, Spain--What wireless carriers have been marketing as "HD Voice" may not actually be truly high-definition voice quality, according to an executive heavily involved in the development of the industry's audio codecs. However, carriers that have been using the term HD Voice to describe enhanced call quality stand by their use of it, arguing it has been endorsed by the GSMA.
Yahoo has denied any knowledge of computer software allegedly used by U.S. and British security forces to gather thousands of images from its users' web cams over a two-year period.
BARCELONA, Spain - Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is now poised to take off after a slow start, as more compatible handsets come to market and operators realise the benefits of transferring voice traffic to LTE networks, according to Radisys' senior manager of product marketing, Ray Adensamer.
The auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block officially ended Thursday afternoon, with total bids of $1.564 billion, exactly the reserve price. Although it is not yet official, Dish Network is likely going to be the winner of the airwaves.
BARCELONA, Spain - Jolla, the Finnish handset manufacturer, marked the start of shipments of its first smartphone with its biggest ever presence at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week.
BARCELONA, Spain--There was a surprising number of new phones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show here, including the flagship Galaxy S5 from the world's largest handset maker and the Nokia X Android phone from a company about to be acquired by Windows Phone vendor Microsoft. FierceWireless has a rundown of all the major phone announcements from MWC 2014. Slideshow
BARCELONA, Spain—On Monday VMWare completed its $1.2 billion acquisition of AirWatch, adding one of the premier mobile device management (MDM) companies and gaining a major foothold in the wireless market to better compete with BlackBerry, IBM, Citrix and others. AirWatch Chairman Alan Dabbiere had harsh words for BlackBerry, and said the company is clinging to the past and business models that no longer work.
Google will hold the first of three developer conferences for its Project Ara modular smartphone project in April and the company aims to have a working, commercial device in the market in 2015.
U.S. Cellular continued to bleed subscribers in the fourth quarter and also said it would be unable to predict its performance in 2014 at this time. The company cited a number of factors in holding back on providing guidance, including continued churn related to issues with its new billing system.
BARCELONA, Spain - E-Plus revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona that Chinese vendor ZTE is now handling the deployment and operation of its network, in an extension of existing dealings between the two companies.
Bouygues Telecom has launched the latest salvo in the French market, introducing a new low-cost fixed line package for €19.99 ($27.46) that the operator sells in combination with its mobile plans.