Brazilian opertator, VIVO has agreed to a major expansion of its billing managed services relationship with NetCracker Technology. Under this agreement, VIVO will replace and consolidate a billing system responsible for its fixed-line data services for enterprises with its existing NetCracker billing managed service, which is currently responsible for its consumer mobile offerings.
Later this year, LTE North America, the regions only LTE focused event, will take place once again with all the major service providers from the continent in attendance. This networking event, which takes place 18-20 November, will see industry giants like AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular all in one place, allowing easy accessibility for delegates looking to create new relationships and partnerships. The carriers will educate and inform the entire LTE ecosystem, to further develop the quality and reach of LTE services in the region.
Millicom has announced that its Tigo operation in Tanzania has launched the world’s first mobile money service which offers users the opportunity to automatically earn a return on their balance direct to their wallet without the need for a separate registration.
Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has announced that Swisscomhas chosen its Video Content Authority System to provide enhanced revenue security for its new Swisscom TV 2.0 service offering, which offers integrated live and seven-day replay services for more than 250 channels via an advanced Android-powered set-top box (STB).
Wipro Ltd. has announced it will make significant investments in Open Source technologies, methodologies and services.
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has provided its complete product range of voice and roaming services for Unitel’s newly launched operator in São Tome and Principe, improving international connectivity for residents and visitors to the island in the Gulf of Guinea.
Continuing developments in network functions virtualisation are encouraging mobile network operators to look hard at the technology as a means of cutting their hardware investments. NFV is not just a technological challenge for network operators though, it is impacting on vendors anxious to show their skills, as Jeremy Cowan finds.
CSG Systems International has announced that Comcast has launched the Xfinity On Campus offering using CSG Content Direct as the content monetisation and management platform.
The telecom industry in India is in a mess and it is a result of thinking that more the competition better it is, Vodafone India CEO & Managing Director Marten Pieters said on Thursday.
Dimetis, software supplier providing Operations Support System (OSS) solutions, has announced that it has entered into an integration partnership with NTT Electronics (NEL).
Ericsson has announced an agreement with SAP SE to securely deliver network-enabled cloud solutions, which will provide users with secure access to their business apps and content on mobile devices. For the growing Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) market which is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2016 (Radicati Group), this joint offering will help businesses across all industries to better manage and secure organisational effectiveness and employee productivity. Ericsson will offer SAP® Mobile Secure, a set of cloud-based solutions, combined with an IT managed service offering, expanding its portfolio of services available for its 400+ mobile network operators.
The number of global biometrics smartphone users is expected to reach 471.11 million in 2017 from 43.23 million in 2013. During this period, the user base would have transitioned from the early adopter phase to the early maturity phase, giving biometrics technology the opportunity to outstrip existing technologies such as two factor authentication (2FA). By 2019, biometrics will be a mature technology and would have naturally migrated to mobile devices.