Machine to Machine
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CTIA 2013 Mobile Backhaul Conference
The increasing global demand for Wide Area Network processing power and speed means mobile wireless operators and bandwidth wholesalers are becoming overwhelmed by staggering volumes of Cloud & LTE traffic. Aggregate bandwidth usage is forecast to continue bringing a tidal surge of traffic behind waves of video and infotainment apps, Cloud data storage, social media, Location Based Services (LBS), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), smart homes, connected cars, and you name it.
Fresh on the heels of many big device announcements at CES, MWC, and CTIA, our speakers can show-and-tell their new handsets and gadgets, explain what is new and different, and let this select group of operators, entrepreneurs, and investors in the room try them out.
April 21, 2014
VimpelCom has agreed the $2.64 billion sale of a 51% stake in its Algerian phone business to the country’s government, bringing to an end a protracted dispute between the two parties.
The deal to sell a majority stake in Djezzy (Algiers, Algeria) to the Algerian government will also allow VimpelCom (Moscow, Russia) to slash debt while retaining a substantial stake in the emerging-markets player.
April 21, 2014
UK-headquartered Vodafone is reported to be in discussions with movie-streaming player Netflix about a tie-up that would allow the operator’s customers to watch films and TV shows on smartphones as part of their monthly tariff.
According to Bloomberg, the arrangement would allow customers to stream content without paying a separate fee to Netflix (Scotts Valley, CA, USA) for a set period of time.
Square Inc has been in talks with several rivals for a possible sale as the mobile payments startup looks to stem widening losses and dwindling cash, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The company spoke to Google Inc (Mountain View, CA, USA) earlier this year about a possible sale, the Journal reported, adding that it wasn't clear whether the talks are continuing.