Alcatel halves net loss as turnaround strategy kicks in

Reuters

Alcatel-Lucent almost halved its net loss for 2013 as cost-cutting, a tweaked product offering and asset sales under Chief Executive Michel Combes began to take effect.

The telecoms equipment maker, which competes with Sweden's Ericsson (Stockholm), China's Huawei (Beijing) and Nokia's (Helsinki, Finland) NSN unit, said its gross margin was 34 percent and operating profit 307 million euros - both better than expected.

Churn and Customer Value Management in Telecom

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Czech Republic:

It is a well-known fact that it is much cheaper to retain an existing customer than acquire a new one. But in todays demanding and fickle market, where one tariff change or negative customer service interaction could lose you a customer, how can you keep your customers engaged, satisfied, and most importantly spending on your network? Telecoms IQs Churn and Customer Value Management in Telecoms will address the key challenges facing the operator community today! 

AT&T says does not intend to bid for Vodafone

Reuters

U.S. mobile operator AT&T said on Monday it was not planning to take over Britain's Vodafone, making its intentions clear after a request from the takeover panel following months of speculation.

The statement to the London Stock Exchange rules out the second-largest mobile service provider in the United States from buying Vodafone (Newbury, UK) for the next six months. However the group can still make an offer if Vodafone's board agrees to it, or if a third party enters the fray.

BT to spend another $82.6 million on fiber rollout

UK fixed-line incumbent BT has unveiled plans to spend another £50 million ($82.6 million) on extending fiber broadband services to homes and businesses over the next three years.

In a statement, the operator said the extra investment would benefit more than 30 cities in the UK and more than 400,000 additional premises.

It will mainly focus on equipping city cabinets that were not part of BT’s (London, UK) original plans, deploying fiber to cabinets that serve apartment blocks and laying additional fiber to new build sites in cities.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia appoints new chief executive

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) is set to replace departing chief executive Bill Morrow with Inaki Berroeta, who currently heads up the Vodafone Group’s business in Romania.

In a statement, the operator said that Berroeta would take over from Morrow on 1 March, with Morrow to stay on until the end of March to ensure a smooth transition takes place.

After that, Morrow will leave the Vodafone Group to take charge of NBN Co, the government-backed operator that is deploying a high-speed network across Australia.

Mexico competition order on America Movil would be 'positive': rival

Reuters

Mexico's telecommunications regulator, which is investigating the market power of billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil, could boost competition by declaring the mobile phone company dominant, a rival operator said on Friday.

Iusacell (Mexico City, Mexico), the country's third-largest mobile operator by number of customers, would benefit if the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) declares America Movil (Mexico City, Mexico) and its fixed-line subsidiary Telmex dominant.

IT 2020

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014

Mumbai:

1) Big Data Analytics : Understanding the importance and feasibility of big data analytics and how key challenges and risks are mitigated by big data implementation

Australia's Telstra to offload majority stake in struggling Sensis

Reuters

Australia's biggest phone company Telstra Corporation Ltd has agreed to sell 70 percent of its directories unit Sensis, offloading a struggling business challenged by digital transition for less than the market had anticipated.

The sale of Sensis, following Telstra's (Melbourne, Australia) sale of Hong Kong mobile phone business last month, would further boost the telco giant's cash war chest to invest in new growth businesses and expand its mobile network.

Forefront TeleCare to use videoconferencing for patient counseling

Telehealth provider Forefront TeleCare is to use videoconferencing services provided by CoroWare for the delivery of its online video consultations and counseling services.

The company says the technology will help it to provide support to people in need of mental healthcare services who live in remote areas or have difficulty using in-person counseling services because of illness or mobility problems.

Telecom Council Mobile Forum: Spectrum Policy

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Milpitas, CA

In our meeting, we'll learn about the policy the FCC is building under new Chairman Wheeler, the different stakeholders for and against reform, and the technologies that will be successful in the next century. We'll also take a look at the disruptive aspects of modern policy on existing businesses, and the creation of new business models. 

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