John Lewis: Cheapest retailer for Smartphones

A study carried out by Minderest, the price intelligence firm, shows that John Lewis, the British giant, and Amazon, are the most competitive retailers when buying a mobile phone. A sample of 133 mobile phones in stock in Amazon UK and Google Shopping were analysed on 12th of April, simulating what a consumer would find looking for an online mobile phone. The sellers captured via Google Shopping with the most offers were: John Lewis, Currys, Debenhams Plus, Very, Laptops Direct, AO, Argos, BT Shop, Ebuyer, LambdaTek, Egenisys, Buyur, More Computers,…

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Sterlite Tech becomes O-RAN Alliance Contributor to build Near Real Time Controllers for 5G

Sterlite Tech will contribute to and leverage open-source software to build near real-time controllers and distributed units, with white box OEMs Pune, India and San Francisco, United States – February 25, 2019: Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global data network solutions company, will be contributing to the O-RAN Alliance, a global carrier-led consortium that promotes software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (RAN). Building on a foundation of virtualised network elements and standardised interfaces that fully embrace higher levels of embedded intelligence and openness, Sterlite Tech will contribute to and…

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Openet and Samsung Sign 5G Partnership

Openet’s 5G Policy and Charging Platform as part of 5G Ecosystem Solutions with Samsung’s Packet Core Software Products MWC, Barcelona, 25th February 2019 – Openet today announced that it has formed a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to provide 5G core network solutions. Under this partnership, Samsung and Openet will cooperate to provide 5G network functions (NFs) in the packet core software solutions. The joint solution will consist of Openet’s 5G platform, including real-time policy and charging controls, as well as Samsung’s packet core software products. Commenting on the…

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HUBER+SUHNER to present intelligent connectivity solutions to master 5G challenges at Mobile World Congress 2019

Solutions on display underline the company’s expertise in lean and efficient solutions for 5G network densification Herisau, February 21, 2019 – HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, will unveil its solutions for mobile network densification at booth #6G20 at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company’s presence at the show will focus on the forthcoming topology changes necessary to prepare for the continuously growing capacity requirements and complexity of the future 5G network. “As mobile network architectures develop and operators prepare for…

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Mobileum and Linxa form alliance to serve roaming and wholesale markets

Mobileum, the leader in roaming and analytics solutions for telecom business transformation has entered into an alliance with leading wholesale telecoms platform provider Linxa to extend the market reach of their respective product portfolios. Mobileum provides roaming and data analytics solutions that generate revenue, reduce costs and accelerate digital transformation with particular focus on domains such as roaming, fraud and security. Linxa’s platform empowers service providers to grow their wholesale business by simplifying the interconnect process for Voice, SMS and OTT service providers; providing a comprehensive set of tools for…

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1NCE makes Internet of Things affordable: More than 1 million SIM cards sold in first five months of operation

Cologne, 11/02/2019 – The Cologne-based IoT Carrier 1NCE GmbH has sold more than one million SIM cards since market launch 5 months ago. The secret behind the success: by offering an IoT flat rate, the technology company offers mobile communication between devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) at a much-needed affordable price point in comparison to most other providers worldwide, whilst still guaranteeing the highest quality service. The technology – which is already available in more than 30 countries – was developed by 1NCE exclusively for IoT applications. With…

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MWC 2019: Zyxel unveils industry’s first high-end LTE Cat. 18 routers and In-Building Repeater Hub Solution

Hsinchu Taiwan, 6 February 2019–Zyxel Communications announced today the expansion of its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and In-Building Solutions, including the industry’s first indoor and outdoor LTE Cat. 18 routers that deliver gigabit LTE speeds; and a simple yet innovative Repeater Hub solution that eliminates in-building mobile coverage dead zones. The solutions will be on full display at Mobile World Congress 2019. Blistering gigabit LTE speeds with the industry’s first LTE Cat. 18 routers New offerings include three indoor and outdoor LTE Cat. 18 routers—LTE5398, LTE7690 and LTE7490—that deliver gigabit…

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SCF Small Cell Awards Look to Honour 5G Pioneers in 2019

New categories to shine light on entrants driving developments in technologies crucial to future 5G networks London, UK 4th February 2019 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, today announced that the SCF Small Cell Awards 2019 are now open for entries. The Awards, recognising outstanding achievement within, and contributions to the global small cell industry, take place on 21 May 2019 during the Small Cells World Summit World in London, the flagship global event for the small cell, Wi-Fi and DAS industry, which is held…

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New global data suggests online fashion shoppers now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%

… but fashion retailers must find a way to convince ‘impatient’ mobile visitors to make purchases in 30% less time per visit New research suggests that online fashion shoppers globally now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%[1]. But with each visitor spending nearly 30% less time on a site when they come via mobile than they do on desktop, retailers face the key challenge of optimising the mobile experience so shoppers can browse their sites quickly, find exactly what they are looking for and leave having made…

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NGMN paves the way for the development of 5G patent licensing practices across industry segments

Geneva, Switzerland, 31 January 2019 – The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has jointly organised and executed a successful conference on Licensing Practices in 5G Industry Segments with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), bringing various experts from around the world together to discuss licensing practices and challenges of 5G. The conference featured moderators and speakers from some of the biggest names in telecoms, including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Ericsson, Nokia and Microsoft. Also in attendance were key stakeholders of vertical industries, including Audi, Bosch, Panasonic and u-Blox,…

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