Ericsson acquires Nortel’s wireless units July 27, 2017 Ericsson has won its bid to acquire Nortel’s wireless business for $1.13bn (£690m). The Swedish telecoms giant has acquired Nortel’s CDMA and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology portfolios. Competition for the unit was fierce, with Ericsson fending off bids from Nokia Siemens
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TalkTalk tests 40 mbps in London, Wales August 4, 2017 TalkTalk will soon begin a test of fibre optic technology that will allow users in Muswell Hill in London, and Whitchurh in Cardiff, to access download speeds that total up to 40mbps. The areas are part of BT’s Openreach service and
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BT offers free 20Mbps upgrade August 18, 2017 Millions of BT customers are to be given a free broadband speed upgrade, Britain’s biggest fixed-line provider announced this week. Customers in certain areas on BT’s up-to-8Mbps service will have their connection automatically increased to 20Mbps. BT customers will also be given
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Virgin upgrades for 50Mbps cable products May 16, 2016 The growth of broadband has, on occasion, seen the blockage that out-of-date dial-up presented, shift from the connection to the customer’s home, to the diverse fundamentals of the provider’s core network. As a constituent of its upgrades to get ready for the
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Broadband Internet UK launches new broadband comparison site September 2, 2016 Price comparison site, Broadband Internet UK, yesterday launched a service that compares the mobile broadband tariffs offered by different networks. The service was set up in response to the increased demand in the UK for mobile broadband coupled with a
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Ericsson’s weaker sales of mobile network upgrades affects Q3 profit October 25, 2015 In its third quarter report for 2015, Swedish group Ericsson, one of the world’s largest wireless network makers, blamed its sharp decline in profit during the quarter on weaker sales of mobile network upgrades and expansions. Combined
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UPA to develop Interop 2016 Certification May 21, 2016 Universal Powerline Association, aka, UPA, an industry consortium providing a forum for the design and development of interoperable and open specifications for Powerline communications, have announced that they are to launch ‘UPA Powerline Interop 2016 Certification’. This is the first global interoperability
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Timico wins UC contract at Ruddle Merz June 2, 2017 Telecoms provider Timico has won the contract to provide business surveyor Ruddle Merz with a suite of unified communications (UC) solutions. Timico has updated Ruddle Merz’s insecure IT infrastructure to a fully secure, flexible, and scalable network. Solutions provided by
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Vodafone completes Ghana Telecom acquisition August 21, 2016 UK-based mobile operator Vodafone has completed its acquisition of a 70% stake in Ghana Telecom. The acquisition of state-run Ghana Telecom has cost Vodafone US$900 million, and had to be approved by the Ghanaian Parliament. Approval was granted by the parliament last
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First release of LiMo Platform announced February 4, 2016 The LiMo Foundation an industry consortium dedicated to creating the first open, hardware-independent, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, has announced the first release of the platform, in March 2016. At the same time, the group will make the application programming
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