Ericsson maintained its grip on LTE deployments in Asia Pacific, announcing its second network rollout win in the region in the space of a week.
European court slams EC data retention rules, as UK commissioner questions use of interception rules
Europe's top court has ruled that data retention laws breach European Union privacy rules, on the day the UK's communication interception commissioner said the number of requests to monitor individuals' communications appears to be too high.
SoftBank is reportedly turning its sights on a possible bid for Vodafone in the face of growing opposition by U.S. regulators to the Japan-based company's desire to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US.
The chief financial officer of Telekom Austria is to leave the operator at the end of May, in what is seen as a move to open the way for Carlos Slim to select a successor who would be more amenable to his plans.
Vivendi's decision this week to sell French telecoms unit SFR to Altice in a deal worth around €17 billion ($23 billion) opens up questions about the future of Bouygues Telecom, with market watchers continuing to predict that the company will end up in the arms of rival Iliad.
Microsoft is seeking the assistance of academics, governments and others interested in exploring how wireless spectrum is used in the real world. To that end, the company released all of the source code for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open-source software license.
The diverging viewpoints emerging from different parties may pose a risk to the harmonised development of 5G, and greater collaboration is required to help achieve the full 5G vision.
German operator E-Plus this week unveiled a partnership with WhatsApp that provides one highly interesting example of how mobile operators and over-the-top messaging providers can work together in future.
Freescale and Broadcom both have software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) on their minds and in their chip portfolios.
The FCC is poised to release in May its rules for the incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. However, that will just be the beginning of the FCC's work: After releasing the rules, the agency will need to convince TV broadcasters to participate in the auction by first relinquishing their spectrum.
Comcast is contemplating launching its own wireless service that would largely rely on Wi-Fi, according to a report from The Information. That would be a sharp reversal for Comcast less than two years after it finalized a $3.9 billion deal to sell to Verizon Wireless wireless spectrum it controlled along with other cable companies.