AGCOM Q4 OBSERVATION: Italian mobile market loses Sims in Q3, data still growing

AGCOM The Italian mobile market contracted slightly in the third quarter, to 97.4 million lines from 97.5 at the end of June, according to the latest figures from Agcom. MVNOs grew to 7.2 million customers from 7.1 million in Q2, while the mobile operators dropped to 90.2 million from 90.4 million over the same period.…

Acotel to sell 100% of Noverca MVNA to Telecom Italia

Acotel, Noverca, MVNA, Telecom Italia Italy’s Acotel Group has announced a preliminary agreement to sell 100 percent of its interest in Italian Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) Noverca to Telecom Italia. The companies had previously reached a deal to transfer Noverca’s more than 170,000 MVNO customers to Telecom Italia back in January 2015. The latest…

Three Ireland picks Amdocs for €65M IT overhaul

Three Ireland Three Ireland signed a five-year managed services contract worth €65 million ($72 million) with OSS/BSS specialist Amdocs to support the overhaul of its IT systems and improve time to market for new services. The company said the “IT digital transformation” would include the integration of former O2 IT systems and the elimination of…

Service Assurance Is Key to Competitive Differentiation for NFV & IoT – by Heavy Reading

IoT Operators are evaluating the interesting new revenue opportunities in the emerging market for Internet of Things (IoT) services. The nature of IoT services will be highly variable, ranging from life-impacting remote surgery and connected cars to low bandwidth-consuming services, such as smart meter and patient monitoring. Each type of IoT service will require a…

IOT, DRONE, SMART CAR BECOME NEXT BIG THINGS

Technologies making use of artificial intelligence — Internet of Things, drones, smart cars and robots —will be next big things in the information communications technology industry this year, according to the recent report published by state-run Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion(IITP). The information technology agency presented 10 key issues in next year’s IT…

INTRODUCING FASTWEB, OUR NEWEST MEMBER

Brussels – We are glad to announce that Fastweb joined our association this week. Fastweb is the largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications provider in Italy, offering ultra-fast fibre optic-based broadband, and is the country’s second biggest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Fastweb’s membership adds a new innovative and growing player to MVNO Europe, which will help…

IT 2015: cada día más servicios empaquetados

El porcentaje de hogares que contratan paquetes quíntuples de telecomunicaciones (que suponen la contratación conjunta por un precio fijo al mes de servicios de televisión de pago, telefonía fija, telefonía móvil, banda ancha fija y banda ancha móvil) se ha incrementado en un 150% en un año (entre el IT2014 y el IT de 2015).…

How O2 CIO Brendan O’Rourke is putting the call out for more diverse talent within the industry

In the shrinking UK mobile operator space, it’s not easy to stand out from the crowd. But CIO Brendan O’Rourke is on a mission to drive the diversity of talent within O2’s IT department, helping the company fight market commoditisation and set itself apart from the competition Convergence has been the name of the game…

Italian MVNO CoopVoce Driving New Revenues with Spirent Tweakker Cloud Connectivity Platform

Over-the-air mobile configuration settings to MVNO’s growing and diverse BYOD fleet gets shoppers online in seconds Crawley, UK – September 30, 2015 – Spirent Communications’ device intelligence business unit today announced that it has won a service contract from CoopVoce, one of the largest mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in Italy to provide its Tweakker…

OSSERVATORIO AGCOM: RETE FISSA, MOBILE & CO.

L’Autorità per le garanzie nelle telecomunicazioni (Agcom) fa il punto della situazione. Di seguito la situazione generale a dicembre 2014 rispetto a dicembre 2013 della rete fissa, mobile, il ranking dei siti internet più visitati e delle stazioni radiofoniche più ascoltate. Inoltre il confronto dell’utente italiano contro la media europea. QUOTE DI MERCATO DELLA RETE…

Telefonia mobile: in calo il numero di linee attive

La crescita della telefonia mobile in Italia subisce un brusco stop e, a sorpresa in tempi di crisi economica, lo fa più per la contrazione del mercato consumer che per quello business. A rivelarlo è l’Osservatorio Trimestrale sulle Comunicazioni dell’AGCOM, con dati aggiornati al 31 dicembre 2014. Nonostante l’aspra battaglia delle tariffe cellulari, infatti,gli operatori…

KSA still top MEA telecoms and enterprise IT market

Although total mobile and fixed services revenues declined in 2014, the Saudi Arabian telecoms and enterprise IT market remains the largest in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), with ample opportunities for technology start-ups, finds a new report by Pyramid Research. According to the report, “Saudi Arabia: Rising Data Traffic and Strong Demand for…

Swisscom, NEC and NetCracker Celebrate Successful Transformation of Operational Support Systems for Swisscom’s All IP Program

NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology have announced that Swisscom AG has successfully completed building the ICT capabilities needed to migrate its major business lines, including fixed, mobile, TV and broadband, to the NetCracker Service Fulfillment solution as part of Swisscom’s ‘All IP Transformation’ program. This will enable Swisscom to utilize always-on provisioning capabilities and accelerate…

BroadForward Announces Seven Tier 1 Diameter Router Wins

BroadForward takes leading position in the Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller market with seven tier 1 wins in the last 6 months. BroadForward today announced that over the course of last months, its flagship product BFX Interface Gateway has been selected by seven tier-1 service providers. BFX is used for various use cases including Diameter…

Deutsche Telekom Taps Moogsoft Incident Management in New 5G Innovation Lab

Moogsoft, the leading provider of operational intelligence for the new era of IT, today announced it has been selected by Deutsche Telekom to participate in its recently announced 5G innovation lab, 5G:haus, expanding Incident.MOOG’s monitoring footprint to next-generation mobile infrastructures. Deutsche Telekom launched the 5G innovation lab to lead further development and standardization of 5G…

PosteMobile archivia il 2014 con 3,3 milioni di linee

Poste Italiane archivia i conti 2014 con ricavi in crescita a 29 miliardi di euro (erano 26 nel 2013) ma con un profondo calo di risultato operativo che si dimezza a 691 milioni (erano 1.400 nel 2013) e utile netto, a 212 milioni contro i 1.005 dell’anno precedente. Bene i ricavi da Corriere Espresso e…

Wipro and Orga Systems Jointly Develop Solution for OSS/BSS Domain

Announce pre-integrated end-to-end BSS Open “Telco-in-a-box” stack for MVNOs & CSPs Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Orga Systems, a leading software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions today announced that their global strategic partnership has resulted in a pre-integrated BSS (Business Support Systems) solution.…

WhatSim Becomes ChatSim, the World’s First SIM That Lets Users Chat Anywhere and Without Limits – Even Without Wi-Fi

By popular demand of users, WhatSim – the first SIM designed to connect the world’s most popular messaging system even in the absence of Wi-Fi – is growing and evolving into ChatSim, the only SIM that lets users chat anywhere, with all messaging systems in the world: QQ, WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, WeChat, Skype, Viber, LINE,…

NEC and NetCracker Launch New Business Brand and Optimize NEC’s Network Expertise and NetCracker’s IT Leadership

WALTHAM, NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology, a wholly owned NEC subsidiary, announced today that they have launched a joint initiative to address the opportunities associated with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) for communications service providers (CSPs). Network and infrastructure virtualization for service providers offers an unprecedented ability to fundamentally transform how CSPs…

AGCOM launches public Consultation on MTR

Agcom avvia consultazione pubblica su tariffe terminazione simmetriche giovedì 5 febbraio 2015 16:40 Stampa quest’articolo [-] Testo [+] ROMA, 5 febbraio (Reuters) – L’Autorità per le telecomunicazioni ha deciso di avviare una consultazione pubblica sulle nuove tariffe di terminazione 2014-2017, cioè sul costo che un operatore deve pagare per far ‘terminare’ le chiamate sulla rete…

AGCOM: Consultation on Wholesale Access to Services

Consultazione pubblica concernente l’approvazione dell’offerta di riferimento di Telecom Italia per l’anno 2014 relativa ai servizi di accesso disaggregato all’ingrosso alle reti e sottoreti metalliche e ai servizi di co-locazione (ex mercato 4) (delibera n. 135/14/CIR) Area tematica Reti e Servizi di Comunicazione Elettronica Stato: In corso Atti di avvio Delibera n. 135/14/CIR – del 18 dicembre…

COMPAGNIA ITALIA MOBILE ACCOGLIE I CLIENTI NòVERCA REGALANDO FINO A 30 EURO DI BONUS TELEFONICO

1Mobile si attiva a favore di tutti gli ex utenti dell’operatore mobile virtuale Nòverca offrendo fino a 30€ di bonus a chi effettuerà la portabilità del numero entro il 30 Aprile 2015 Dopo il recente annuncio di Nòverca di volersi rifocalizzare su attività di MVNA (Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator), Compagnia Italia Mobile-CIM, proprietaria del marchio…