Lack of Ambition on EU Spectrum Reform will Slow Down 5G's Arrival

Joint Statement by ETNO and GSMA suggests legislators may abandon ambitions for 5G roll-out

Brussels -The telecoms industry is concerned about the current legislative debate on the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe. As the European Parliament and Member States discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, ETNO and the GSMA fear that legislators have abandoned their ambitions for 5G roll-out in Europe.

5G and the gigabit society require ambitious spectrum reform

Harnessing the Customer: How Telco Companies Are Benefiting from Big Data

The way customers communicate with one another has drastically evolved over the years.  Especially when it comes to recommending specific products and services.

Today, various sites publish customer reviews, both the good and bad, for the rest of the world to peruse. These reviews can have serious effects on brand image. While these sites make managing the customer variable crucial for success, it also opens up the door for opportunities to better understand the customer journey.  

Guavus Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Thales in $215 Million Deal

Strengthens Thales' analytic solutions in aerospace; Guavas to continue serving CSPs

Guavus, Inc., a pioneer in developing machine intelligent, big data analytics platforms, today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which

BICS Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire TeleSign Corporation

Adds cloud platform and mobile authentication solutions, creates end-to-end 'CPaaS'

BICS, a global provider of international wholesale connectivity and interoperability services, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire privately held TeleSign Corporation, a United States company active in the provision of authentication and mobile identity services to Internet and digital service providers, for $230 million. The acquisition creates the world’s first end-to-end CPaaS provider, bridging the market leading TeleSign cloud communications platform with one of the largest global carriers in the world.

FCC Announces Results of Wireless Spectrum Incentive Auction

175 TV stations, 50 wireless bidders free up 70MHz for mobile broadband

On April 13, the Federal Communications Commission announced the closing of the broadcast incentive auction, which created a first-of-its kind market for repurposing valuable broadcast airwaves for nationwide wireless mobile use. At $19.8 billion in gross revenue for 70MHz of spectrum, the incentive auction is among the highest grossing auctions ever conducted by the FCC. The Commission now commences a 39-month transition period to move broadcast stations to new channel assignments.

AT&T to Acquire Straight Path Communications in All Stock Deal

The companies anticipate a closing within 12 months, subject to FCC review

Today, Straight Path Communications Inc.  and AT&T announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which AT&T is to acquire Straight Path for $95.63 per share in an all-stock merger intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization. Straight Path is one of the largest holders of 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum. The transaction, which was approved by the Board of Directors of both companies, brings Straight Path’s previously announced strategic alternatives process to a conclusion and maximizes Straight Path shareholder value.

New Report on 5G-LTE Roadmap Navigates Borders of Policy, Technology, and Opportunity

European broadband and spectrum policy primer to be followed by Americas and APAC analyses

Horizon Research and Market Analysis is pleased to announce the availability of the first in a series of reports, ‘2017 Global 5G-LTE Policy Brief’. Authored by UK-based Dr. William Webb, this critical and incisive report poses some challenging questions, and offers guidance for technology solutions providers, and policy makers.

FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build Wireless Broadband First Responders Network

Record-breaking public-private partnership modernizes emergency communications infrastructure

Last week, the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America's first responders.  This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events. It will also make 20 MHz of prime broadband spectrum available for private-sector development.

IFC Helps Network International Expand Access to Payment Infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa

According to McKinsey, credit, debit card and ATM penetration in MidEast and Africa is the lowest in the world

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the IFC Middle East and North Africa Fund, managed by IFC Asset Management Company, today announced a combined indirect equity investment of $30 million via the WP/GA consortium fund in Network International, a leading provider of payment solutions, to expand the payment infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa.

Gartner Says Detection and Response is Top Security Priority in 2017

Worldwide Spending on Information Security to Reach $90 Billion in 2017


STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2017 — Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 per cent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities is expected to be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.

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