Volkswagen prefers Sierra Wireless to enable next-generation connected vehicles with 4G LTE embedded modules

Volkswagen, Sierra Wireless, connected vehicles Sierra Wireless ( NASDAQ : SWIR ) ( TSX : SW ), a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® AR Series modules and the Legato® platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra…

Czech O2 cutting wholesale LTE prices after regulator warning

Czech O2 O2 Czech Republic will cut wholesale prices for mobile Internet services, the network operator said on Friday after the national industry regulator warned that current prices were too high for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). The regulator, CTU, had said on Thursday that O2 and rival network operator Vodafone could lose airwave frequencies…

US MVNO FreedomPop adds AT&T LTE connectivity to current Sprint access

US, MVNO, AT&T, LTE US Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) FreedomPop is now offering AT&T LTE access to customers through either a SIM card or mobile hot spot device, which includes 2 GB of free data. Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop struck a deal to offer its unique service offering via AT&T Mobility’s LTE network.…

Verizon reveals strategy to increase i-flight connectivity

Verizon, i-flight connectivity Verizon has revealed its strategy to increase adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity through its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative. Following launches from AT&T on IoT related developments earlier in the week, Verizon has announced the following: # Completion of technical trials in various locations across the country deploying both unmanned and manned…

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

Pioneer Cellular, LTE, TNS, Roaming, 4G ESTON, Va.– Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services(TNS). Pioneer Cellular works with @TelecomTNS to establish #LTE roaming network #4G #telecoms #roaming The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join…

In Partnership with Alepo, Bitflux Launches the first Wholesale LTE Services in Nigeria

Bitflux, Wholesale, LTE Bitflux recently launched new wholesale LTE data services on Alepo’s advanced policy and charging control, convergent charging and billing, and CRM platform. Thursday, August 25, 2016, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Bitflux, the…

Cubic Telecom Knits A Seamless 4G LTE Cloud For Connected Cars On The Move

Cubic Telecom, 4G, LTE, Cloud, Connected Car More than nine out of 10 cars will be connected to the cloud by 2022, according to IHS Automotive, enabling drivers to access real-time maps and infotainment, or even download software updates to improve their driving experience. That ubiquitous “cloud,” however, is actually a patchwork of different mobile…

Chevrolet slashes AT&T-powered LTE OnStar pricing

Chevrolet, AT&T, LTE, Onstar Chevrolet customers with LTE-enabled OnStar vehicles offered 50% discount on data buckets, new 4 GB plan Citing the benefits of volume, General Motors cut pricing for customer accessing its OnStar telematics service on Chevrolet models. The cellular connectivity taps AT&T Mobility’s LTE network. The new plans begin at $10 per month…

Telefónica México tendrá seis nuevos Operados Móviles Virtuales

Telefónica México, Operados Móviles Virtuales Telefónica México prevé cerrar este año con seis nuevos Operadores Móviles Virtuales (OMV) que ofrecerán servicios LTE –Long Term Evolution– o de cuarta generación. Boris Velandia, director de Negocio Mayorista de la firma, resaltó que con ello, la filial mexicana de la española Telefónica tendrá un total de 14 operadores…

Manx Telecom investment delivers IOM’s first 4G roaming service in time for TT

Manx Telecom Manx Telecom has announced it is the first Isle of Man operator to launch 4G roaming, with in-bound roaming now available for some visitors to the Island. It’s just one of three big firsts announced by the company, all of which are a result of its continued investment in its mobile telecoms infrastructure,…

Motorola, Alcatel, Axtel y OMVs, otros ganadores que tendrá la Red Compartida

la Red Compartida El despliegue de servicios que vendrá tras la licitación de la Red Compartida, atraerá a compañías como Motorola, Alcatel y Qualcomm, que estarían interesadas en participar como proveedores de equipos o desarrollando nuevos servicios. Más allá de la compañía que vaya a ganar la licitación en septiembre próximo y con ello, administrar…

European Commission blocks O2-3 merger deal in UK

O2 Three UK The European Commission has blocked Hutchison CK’s proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK (O2 UK), which would have reduced the number of mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United Kingdom from four to three. As Julian Watson, director, operators, IHS Technology says, the merger of Hutchison CK’s 3 unit with O2 UK would,…

XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo form joint venture in Indonesia

XL Axiata The new firm will provide consultancy services for future collaboration between the two telcos Indonesian telecom operator XL Axiata announced it will enter a joint venture with compatriot operator Indosat Ooredoo to provide consultancy services in future network collaboration between the two firms. The JV is dubbed PT One Indonesia Synergy. “The purpose…

Sigfox to challenge AT&T, Verizon by deploying its IoT network in 100 U.S. cities this year

Sigfox IoT Sigfox announced plans to expand its U.S. operations in a big way, vowing to deploy its IoT network in 100 cities across America this year. The move could create additional challenges for AT&T and Verizon as they work to sell IoT services through their LTE networks. Based in France, Sigfox offers a 902…

iPass and campusSIMs Partner to Bring Wi-Fi Connectivity to International Students

iPass Wi-Fi iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced a partnership with campusSIMs Inc., the mobile service for international students. Under the terms of the partnership, campusSIMs will give its student subscribers access to the world’s largest and growing Wi-Fi network, leveraging the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK).…

CommScope to Provide Sprint with Small Cells for In-building Wireless

CommScope Sprint Wi-fi S1000 LTE/Wi-Fi Small Cells using Qualcomm Technologies Chipsets Will Support Usage-intensive Business Locations CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, today announced that Sprint has committed to an extensive deployment of S1000 small cells for use in traffic-intensive small and medium-sized business locations. Deployment of the CommScope S1000 small cells is…

Brazil ends March with 257.81 million mobile connections

Anatel Brazil ended March with 257.81 million active mobile telephony lines, accounting for a 125.42 percent penetration rate, according to data published by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). This compares with 258.06 million mobile lines in February. Pre-paid connections reached 184.09 million while post-paid amounted to 73.72 million (28.59%). Vivo remains market leader with 73.27…

Telstra delivers 4G mobile speed boost to budget Aussie telcos

Telstra 4G More Australians will have access to faster mobile broadband speeds after Telstra granted more wholesaler partners access to the 4G network. Customers of Woolworths Mobile, AldiMobile and several other budget Aussie telcos can now enjoy faster mobile broadband after Telstra fast-tracked their access to its 4G network. Rather than building their own phone…