Vodafone in partnership talks with Netflix: report

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.

China's ZTE first-quarter profit triples; meets estimate

Reuters

ZTE Corp, China's second-biggest telecommunications equipment maker, said first-quarter profit matched its estimate after benefiting from the country's introduction of fourth-generation mobile networks.

Net profit rose 204 percent to 622.2 million yuan ($100.01 million) in January-March compared with an estimated range of 425 million yuan to 637 million yuan, the Shenzhen-based company said on Thursday.

Operating revenue rose 5.5 percent from a year earlier to 19.05 billion yuan.

The 9th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Belgium:

The European Spectrum Management Conference has an established reputation as the leading event of the year for spectrum professionals throughout the region and beyond. The 9th Annual Spectrum Management European Conference will bring together representatives from all the major stakeholders for a detailed and interactive discussion on key issues and developments relating to spectrum management policy in Europe.

The 2014 Cloud Computing Policy Conference USA

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Washington DC:

The 2014 Cloud Computing Policy Conference will discuss the key issues on the US Cloud Computing agenda. It will explore market developments in cloud computing and how businesses and government administrations can best exploit the opportunities offered by the technology. 

NEPCON Malaysia 2014

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Malaysia:

The single largest sourcing ground for PCBA/SMT, components, testing/measurement, semiconductor and support services in Malaysia. 

NEPCON Malaysia - the single largest sourcing ground for PCBA/SMT, components, testing/measurement, semiconductor and support services – is well recognized by the industry as an important platform for local and international suppliers to connect with the Malaysian market, gain new contacts and grow new businesses. 

The Latin America Spectrum Management Conference 2014

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Brazil:

The latest in a series of sector leading regional spectrum management conferences (covering regions such as Europe, The Americas and Asia-Pacific), this conference will provide a meeting point for spectrum stakeholders throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region and beyond to come together and discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region. 

Optinet China / China FTTH Forum

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

China:

For well over a decade, the OptiNet China Conference is where telecom professionals can explore ongoing advances in optical networking that are helping to solve real world capacity and transport challenges brought on by a huge growth in data communications. This year is no exception.

Reliance Jio, RCOM form closer ties

Reliance Jio Infocomm has announced another network-sharing deal with Reliance Communications (RCOM) in a further sign of improving relations between India’s Ambani brothers.

The so-called Master Service Agreement will give Reliance Jio (Mumbai, India) access to RCOM’s (Mumbai, India) nationwide inter-city fiber network, which it hopes will help to speed up its deployment of a 4G network across India.

Reliance Jio said the agreement was based on “arm’s length pricing at prevailing market prices”.

US knocks plans for European communication network

Reuters

The United States on Friday criticized proposals to build a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States, warning that such rules could breach international trade laws.

In its annual review of telecommunications trade barriers, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said impediments to cross-border data flows were a serious and growing concern.

Juniper to cut 6 percent jobs, focus on high growth businesses

Reuters

Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc, which is under pressure from investor Elliott Management Corp to slim down, said it plans to reduce its global workforce by 6 percent and focus on its high-growth businesses.

Juniper (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) said most of the cuts would impact middle management positions and that it expected to incur cash charges of about $35 million in the first quarter, related to severance and other expenses.

The company had 9,483 full-time employees as of December 31.

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