What’s Driving the Telecom Industry’s Urge to Merge?

Competition within the telecommunications industry is fueling mergers and acquisitions, albeit at a slower pace than in years past. There were 269 telecom mergers in 2015, down 11.5 percent from the 304 mergers that took place in 2014 and off 20 percent from the 339 in 2013. Since the start of 2010, the industry has seen more than 2,400 M&A transactions. The number of telecom players is dwindling, but industry consolidation is still robust between mobile and fixed line/cable operators, resulting in bigger players occupying more dominant positions.

LATAM Operator Sheilds Businesses from Net Security Threats with Allot WebSafe

Allot Security-as-a-Service solutions addresses security concerns while delivering recurring revenue opportunities

Hod Hasharon, Israel

Allot Communications Ltd. a leading provider of security and monetization solutions that enable service providers to protect and personalize the digital experience, today announced that a leading communication service provider (CSP) in Latin America providing fixed, mobile and TV cable services, is using Allot WebSafe Business to power its network-based Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offerings to thousands of businesses across the region.

Acorn Technologies Licenses hellaPHYtm to Sequans Communications

Acorn’s hellaPHYtm family of IP cores for IoT to CAT 15 devices

La Jolla, CA

 Acorn Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor and telecom company, today announced that Sequans Communications,  a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide, has licensed the company’s hellaPHYtm for  LTE. Sequans Communications is considering hellaPHYtm for use in future products.

Globe Telecom Takes Action Against SMS Spammers

Xura partners with Globe to rid network of over 300,000 spam messages a day

WAKEFIELD, MA

Xura, Inc. a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced that it is working  alongside Globe Telecom, a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, to support the operator in its fight against SMS spam.    Globe selected Xura’s Spam & Fraud Control solution back in 2015, and is now blocking 300,000 spam messages a day, to protect its customers from unwanted messages.

Tait redefining the boundaries of critical communications at IWCE

When the safety of your people is key, organizations want to be sure that their critical communications infrastructure is a cut above.

This year, at the 2016 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Tait communications will be showcasing the latest innovations that expand the boundaries of the critical communications industry.

5G Opportunities and Challenges for the Microwave Industry

Courtesy of The Microwave Journal

Given that 5G is still in its infancy, work also remains relative to channel modeling, radio architecture definition and chipset development before the first commercial systems will be deployed. However, there are certain trends and requirements already agreed upon and problems to be solved that will lead to final 5G systems. Let’s consider 5G access systems at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. One of the major hurdles in implementing radio access at microwave frequencies is overcoming the unfavorable propagation characteristics.

Wireless Infrastructure Market View: Waiting for China to Come Back

Courtesy of The Microwave Journal

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Figure 1 Trend in base station shipments by region, normalized to 2011. 2015 shipments are estimated. Source: EJL Wireless.

KORE Acquires Wyless: Connectivity for IoT Takes Centre Stage

Beecham's Duke-Woolley provides comment on this week's announcement from KORE

KORE’s announcement today of its acquisition of Wyless has been a while in the making, but is hugely significant now it is here. The combined business will have considerably more direct M2M connections than most Mobile Network Operator (MNO) M2M business units worldwide and will be the largest independent M2M network provider worldwide, certainly in terms of revenue. Among other statistics, the combined company has more than 350 staff, a customer base of more than 3,000 B2B companies globally and over 6m direct M2M connections that are significantly revenue generating.

Hutchison Global Communications First to Deploy Infinera Across Hong Kong

The TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution is a leader in this emerging fronthaul market

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Sunnyvale, CA and Hong Kong, China

Mobinil becomes Orange in Egypt

Arrival of Orange brand set to boost company’s competitive position

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Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators today announces the launch of the Orange brand in Egypt. As of today, the Orange brand replaces the Mobinil brand. Egypt is the latest subsidiary of the Orange Group to adopt the Orange brand and is the Group’s largest operation in terms of customer numbers (33.4 million customers at the end of December 2015) and contributes over 27% of its revenues for the Middle East and Africa region.

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