Smartphone Sales Soar Globally
Market researcher GfK announces the strongest global Q3 smartphone sales ever and the second highest quarter on record driven by China Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets

French Satellite TV Service Gets Facelift and Goes HD
Free French satellite platform FRANSAT announces broadcasting all HD starting December 1 in conjunction with launching a new brand identity

3 Carrier Aggregation and Category 9 Testing Now Possible With Samsung Galaxy Devices
Test and measurement equipment provider Anite has introduced high speed mobile network testing solutions using the latest commercial Samsung mobile devices

Montreal's Fastest Internet Service Doubles Its Network
Canadian business telecommunications provider OPENFACE has acquired ZEROFAIL Canada's number six interconnected network outperforming many of the country's biggest telecomms in speed and connectivity

Chinese Satellite Solution Provider Taps Gilat to Power Fixed and Mobility Apps for Its HTS Network
Hong Kong satellite solutions provider Synertone has entered into a $12 million deal with Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd for baseband equipment to enable both mobile and fixed applications on Synertone's HTS IPSTAR-based network

Frontier Bets on IPTV With New Video Bundle
Frontier is introducing a new traditional linear and video-on-demand pay-TV bundle bucking industry trends

Verizon to Help Customers Push Workloads to The Cloud
Verizon has announced it's teaming up with control system maker VMTurbo to provide a smart cloud brokerage enabling customers to automatically move workloads to the most suitable public cloud service

BYOD Flying High With Increased Airline WiFi Adoption
A new study reveals that increased WiFi adoption by budget airlines driven by improving air-to-ground and satellite communication systems is boosting in-flight use of personal mobile devices over traditional seatback systems

European Companies Overspend on Both Fixed and Mobile Telephony
Telecommunications consultant A&B Groep claims the patchwork European market requires higher text messaging and mobile data charges across international boundaries

Personal Emergency Response System Market Expected to Grow 6 Percent Annually to 2020
New report predicts the North American market with its increasing senior population focused on healthy lifestyles will lead medical alert system and personal emergency response system market growth

Sprint Picks Up 1.2 Billion Dollars in Equipment Lease-Back Deal
Sprint has announced a little over one billion dollars in financing that results from the unprofitable wireless carrier selling phones to a new leasing company set up by majority shareholder SoftBank in a lease-back arrangement

Sprint Trims Workforce and Gets Regional
In an effort to cut costs and end a seven year subscriber losing streak Sprint is cutting jobs and creating four regional hubs for more flexible and timely customer response to help turn the struggling wireless carrier's fortunes around

Qualcomm Successfully Tests Key 5G Technology Enabler
Qualcomm successfully tests mmWave technology as a 5G solution to growing mobile data traffic challenge providing multi-Gbps data rates for immersive multimedia experiences such as 3D/UHD video telepresence and virtual reality

Telematics Market to Grow at a Healthy 18 Percent Over Next Five Years
A new report from Transparency Market Research indicates the global commercial telematics market worth almost 15 billion dollars in 2013 will grow to a little over 46 billion dollars by 2020 fueled by the insurance logistics and transportation industries

Cisco Picks Up Videconferencing Hardware Provider Acano for $700 Million
The deal announced today signals Cisco's intent to expand its collaborative technology business with the acquisition of London-based Acano which specializes in hardware that companies and cloud services install to manage videoconferences

Rogers Media Fined $200,000 for Canadian Anti-Spam Violations
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today announced a two hundred thousand dollar fine against Rogers Media Inc to resolve the company's alleged violations of Canada's anti-spam legislation

Test Equipment Needs to Get Cheaper for LTE to Improve, Grow Rapidly
Frost & Sullivan analysis reveals complexity and high performance of LTE-compatible mobile devices is helping drive up the cost of LTE test equipment and limiting profits curbing LTE adoption

Messaging App Growth Stunted by Security and Interoperability Concerns
An international messaging app survey released today by telecom-web convergence company tynec reveals lack of security and the inability to communicate with other apps inhibiting messaging app growth

World's Largest Rail Transportation Supplier Looking to Add Connectivity to Every Train Worldwide
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation announce an agreement to develop satellite communications for every train CRRC provides worldwide

Telemedicine Experiencing Healthy Growth
The telemedicine market has grown almost one hundred percent in the past four years with the number of companies offering telemedicine services growing from 45 to 85

Telcos Get High Marks for Social Media Visibility, Ahead of Other Industries
AT&T Verizon and Sprint leading the pack in social media visibility with the telecom industry in general rated mature for social customer service

Wholesale Carrier BICS Says Hello to Doubling Its Latin American Voice Business
Global wholesale voice mobile and capacity services provider BICS has doubled its network volume of minutes in two years

FCC and FTC May Start to Keep an Eye on Broadband
A joint FCC and FTC memorandum signed this week outlines ongoing consumer protection against abusive telemarketing tactics and privacy issues but it also signals possible expansion of enforcement activities into broadband

New York Internet Exchange Connects With Milestone 100 Customer Networks
DE-CIX surpasses goals and connects one hundred customer networks in New York City's fastest growing Internet exchange providing neutral peering and interconnection services

Ireland to Receive Its First Internet of Things Network
IoT provider SIGFOX and VT Networks today announced they will connect over one million devices to Ireland's first IoT network by 2017


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