British regulators fined Vodafone 4.63 million pounds ($5.63 million) for failing to credit customers who bought mobile phone minutes and data, and then mishandling complaints that came in afterward, according to Bloomberg. Over 17 months, more than 10,000 customers lost 150,000 pounds, one investigation found, the regulator Ofcom said in a statement.
Extensive research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global 5G equipment market is anticipated to witness tremendous growth and will post a staggering CAGR of more than 32% over the forecast period. With the growth of complementary technologies such as software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), the market for 5G equipment is expected to have a positive outlook in the coming years.
T-Mobile US will pay $48 million in penalties because it didn’t clearly disclose limits to wireless data plans sold as unlimited to “unhappy” customers left to complain about sluggish performance, regulators said.
Bittium conducted the first ever Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call on the Public Safety Band 14 LTE Network. While VoLTE is being used in commercial LTE networks for voice services, this was the first time that a VoLTE call was completed on the network environment that will be used on the dedicated Public Safety Broadband network by First Responder Network Authority FirstNet in the USA.
New EC initiative give possibility to all interested local authorities to offer free Wi-Fi connections to any citizen, for example, in and around public buildings, health centres, parks or squares. With an initial budget of €120 million, this new public voucher scheme has the potential to deliver connectivity to thousands of public spaces, generating 40 to 50 million Wi-Fi connections per day.
Croatian telecom market is changing toward new investments into optical networks reaching the EU Agenda 2020. For years we have been operating in challenging market conditions dictated by the economic and political situation and decreasing the purchasing power of citizens, said in the interview for ICTbusiness.info CEO of Croatian Telecom Davor Tomašković.
Telia Carrier announced that it has established a new network Point-of-Presence at the OJUS Cable Landing Station in Hollywood Florida. The new network infrastructure provides resilient network options for customers wishing diverse connectivity to the Nap of the Americas in Miami and Equinix MI3 in Boca Raton as well as Telia Carrier’s top-ranked global IP backbone, AS1299.
Reaching EU connectivity objectives is estimated to require €500 billion investment over the coming decade. This money will largely have to come from private sources. However, under current investment trends, there is likely to be a €155 billion investment shortfall.
According to Vipnet’s CEO Jiří Dvorjančanský, Croatian market is highly unbalanced, where one operator generates more than 75% of the profit, and this is a difficult environment for alternative operators. In his opinion consolidation on the market is inevitable especially in the situation where wholesale pricing does not leave enough space for alternative operators.
This week AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association.” The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.
Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has identified a potential annual benefit to its member states of €113.1 billion annually as early as 2025 from deploying 5G, with trickle-down benefits from 5G investment totaling as much as €141 billion.
Telefonica SA is scrambling to rescue the initial public offering of infrastructure unit Telxius Telecom SA amid insufficient demand for the shares, according to people familiar with the matter, according to Bloomberg.
Samsung Electronics Co. apologized to Chinese customers after new complaints about combusting Note 7 smartphones spurred doubts about their safety, as outrage grows over its decision to exclude the country from a global recall, according to Bloomberg.
New study from juniper research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as apple carplay and android auto will generate large amounts of new cellular m2m data traffic. Over the next five years, this will account for up to 98% of all m2m data traffic.
At this time the Croatian Competition Agency is unable to respond further to the request from ICTbusiness.info related to the merger H1 Telekom Optima Telekom, was written in the answer by the agency to questions from ICTbusiness.info, Croatian web portal.