Interoperability and global roaming in UMTS & GSM

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third generation mobile cellular technology for networks based on the GSM standard. Developed by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project). UMTS phones (and data cards) are highly portable—they have been designed to roam easily onto other UMTS networks (if the providers have roaming agreements in place). In addition, […]

Etisalat crowned with three global awards

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat won three international awards at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, last week. Etisalat has been focusing on mHealth and mCommerce solutions that have a huge impact in emerging markets, where access to health care and banking services are limited, Eisa Al Haddad, chief commercial officer at Etisalat Group, said […]

NTT Com Launches Own Fiber-optic Network in Indonesia

TOKYO, JAPAN – NTT Communications Corporations (NTT Com) announced that subsidiary PT. NTT Indonesia today launched its own fiber-optic network service in the East Jakarta Industrial Park near Jakarta (EJIP Industrial Park Plot 3A, Cikarang Selatan, Bekasi 17550). The service, which uses a fiber-optic network constructed and managed by NTT Indonesia, enables multinational customers based […]

Top 20 global mobile operator groups by revenue

Mature markets such as Western Europe, USA, Japan and South Korea continue to generate the most revenue for mobile operator groups, according to a new Wireless Intelligence operator ranking study. European-based operator groups Vodafone, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom all made the top ten, as did the four nationwide US operators. Operators in Japan […]

UAE again delays mobile number portability

MNP mobile number portability in India

The United Arab Emirates again delayed mobile number portability on Tuesday, the chief executive of telecom operator du told reporters. The deadline had already been extended to the end of this month and would have allowed customers of du and Etisalat to have switched operators without having to change their phone number. Now, the Telecommunications […]

AT&T AdWorks Online Audience Network Ranks among Top 5 Ad Networks, According to comScore

Leading digital research firm comScore has ranked AT&T AdWorks among the top five online ad networks, according to comScore’s latest Media Metrix report. With its network of owned and operated web sites and partner inventory, AT&T AdWorks online audience network now ranks among the largest in the industry. “AT&T AdWorks is committed to delivering valuable […]

Cisco Starts Totally Ragging on Juniper

For years, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) generally avoided mentioning Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) by name. That changed Monday when Cisco unveiled a special Juniper-ragging website at www.overpromisesunderdelivers.net. Cisco’s claim is that Juniper has yet to deliver on some of its most highly anticipated products, such as QFabric, and hasn’t technically come through on […]