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Aug
9
2011

Public loves apps more than burgers

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Billions and billions have apps have been served There’s no doubt that mobile apps have proved to be a runaway success. Early in July Apple announced 15 billion downloads since it first opened the App Store in 2008 and Google is hot on its heels. But what yardstick should we use to really quantify this growth? As it’s silly season, software firm Sybase 365 chose hamburgers. According to some number crunching done by Sybase, which […]

Aug
9
2011

Deutsche Telekom Launches 40 Mbps LTE – $125, With Monthly Cap of 50GB

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Dave Burstein at DSL Prime directs our attention to the fact that overseas, Deutsche Telekom is now selling “up to” 40 Mbps LTE wireless broadband service with a 50 gigabyte monthly cap. The high speeds and high cap don’t come cheap, with the company offering the service as a traditional broadband alternative for 89.95 Euros (or about $125). The service is launching in Cologne, Germany, with 100 additional markets slated for launch over the coming […]

Aug
5
2011

Deutsche Telekom takes a hit in the first half

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The deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK and plans to get rid of the US operation affected DT’s results German carrier Deutsche Telekom reported a significant drop in net profit for the first half of 2011, from €1.2bn a year ago to €828m this year. Revenues were on the slide as well from €31bn in H1 2010 to €29bn in H1 2011. Adjusted net profit came in at €1.6bn, versus €1.7bn in the first half of 2010, […]

Aug
2
2011

Vodafone wins out in Spanish LTE auction

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The big three won out in the LTE auction Spain’s leading carriers shelled out more than €1.65bn between them in the latest round of LTE spectrum auctions to take place in Europe. Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone walked away with spectral spoils in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz band after an auction process last week. Vodafone is the only operator to have been forthcoming about its plans, announcing it had won a total of 60MHz (2x30MHz) of […]

Aug
2
2011

France Telecom to divest from some European markets

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France Telecom is selling its minority shares in Swiss, Portuguese and Austrian operators France Telecom has said that it will be withdrawing from some underperforming European markets as it warned that European and US debt issues were causing problems with economic growth. The operator said that it plans to sell its Swiss, Portuguese and Austrian assets as it looks to move away from markets where it is not already one of the top two operators. […]

Jul
27
2011

LTE spectrum auction should deal with UK ‘not-spots’ says panel

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Operators should be forced to enhance UK coverage an advisory board is telling regulator Ofcom An advisory group is calling on the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom to ensure that the LTE spectrum auction scheduled for 2013 deals with coverage ‘not-spots’ across the country. The Communications Consumer Panel is asking Ofcom to enforce coverage obligations on the operators taking part in next year’s LTE spectrum auction for each of the four UK nations; England, Scotland, Wales […]

Jul
27
2011

YouTube Represents More Than Half of All Mobile Streaming Bandwidth

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Any way you look at it, YouTube is a big part of mobile application usage, at least as measured by bandwidth consumption and demand. YouTube seems to represent 22 percent of all consumed application bandwidth, according to Allot Communications. YouTube also represents more than half of all streaming video as well. Read more here.

Jul
25
2011

Virgin Media UK completes 1.5Gbps broadband trial

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Virgin Media in the UK has completed a broadband trial offering 1.5Gbps Virgin Media, the UK cable broadband operator, announced that it has completed a successful trial delivering speeds of 1.5Gpbs over its existing cable infrastructure. The trial was conducted on a single road in London called Old Street, part of an area that has been dubbed the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ by members of the local tech community known as the ‘TechHub’. The demontration was just […]

Jul
25
2011

Verizon LTE devices enjoy bumper sales as profits grow

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Sales and profits are up at Verizon thanks to LTE Despite facing criticism for poor battery life it seems Verizon Wireless’s LTE devices have proved popular with consumers. The US company revealed this week that it sold 1.2 million LTE devices in the second quarter of 2011. Verizon also managed to add an additional 2.2 million subscribers to its network in the same period, having expanded its LTE network to a total of 102 US […]

Jul
22
2011

Abolish unlimited data packages for LTE says report

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Unlimited data is bad for LTE networks argues new report Operators should end all-you-can-eat pricing models for LTE, analysts advised on Thursday. The LTE Tariff Comparisons report, from Ovum telco strategy analyst Nicole McCormick, notes that South Korean operators SK Telecom and LG U+, the largest and smallest players in their respective market, have launched LTE services with capped data plans rather than the previously favoured unlimited data. In the upcoming report, McCormick welcomed the […]

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