Guy Daniels

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LTE takes to the skies with Inmarsat and Alcatel-Lucent

In-flight communications hasn’t seen much innovation since the introduction of the clunky handset built into the back of the passenger entertainment …

Is the net neutrality tide turning? And if so, which way?

The UK government may be swinging into a pro-neutrality stance if the public utterances of the digital advisor to the UK prime minster, Baroness …

Spectrum, spectrum everywhere, and not a Hertz to use

With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it’s time yet again for the Whine of the Ancient Mobile Operator. Like the poet’s ancient mariner, our …

Uber executive's threat to spy on journalists' "personal lives and families" backfires spectacularly: abject grovelling follows

This week a TelecomTV crew is in Phoenix, Arizona reporting from the eighth meeting of the ETSI NFV ISG. The atmosphere is friendly, collegiate and …

Nokia: is its 7 years bad luck over?

It’s been a horrible seven or so years for Finland’s mobile industry, i.e. Nokia. Ever since Steve Jobs said “Oh and one more thing,” back in 2007, …

For mobile, the only way is up, as Ericsson plots a course for 2020

In terms of regions, India and China are currently showing the fastest growth for new mobile subscriptions (to nobody’s surprise) with 18m and 12m …

Phoenix sees Phase 2 of NFV begin - as ZTE signs up to the OPNFV Initiative

ETSI NFV 2014-11-19T00:56:00 Join the discussion<p>Just two years ago, NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) first emerged as a nascent technology with …

“Allegations that the European Union is under-performing are unfounded,” ECTA

They noisiest lobby might belong to Europe’s incumbent telcos (and those who might profit from them), but there is another set of views and interests …

Is BT Wholesale destined to be folded into Openreach?

According to the UK’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper, BT has made a preliminary approach to Ofcom, the regulator, to explore the possibility of …

Huawei improves DSL vectoring with better speed gains and longer reach

The economics of delivering high-speed broadband services to premises means that it is not always cost-effective to deploy FTTH, or indeed FTTC. Yes, …

Competition, not consolidation, is the way forward

Rewheel, the ‘pro-competitive’ Finnish analyst house, has completed its mobile internet access competitiveness report, Q4 2014 and released some of …

Cisco makes it easier for telcos to offer HD voice over Wi-Fi

We’re hearing a lot about carrier Wi-Fi at the moment (in fact, Telecom TV has produced a video feature on the business case for carrier Wi-Fi, and …

ITU wants to encourage new policy for ICT inclusion and accessibility

According to a World Health Organisation report in 2011, one billion people – or 15 per cent of the global population – are registered as disabled. …

Smart Cities

Video streaming alliance formed, minus two

A collection of Content Providers, Network Operators, Content Delivery Networks and Technology Providers (described as leading companies from the …

Colt buys up complementary APAC network

Colt, already a strong data centre and network player across Europe, has announced that it will acquire KVH, a player with similar capabilities …

BlackBerry doubles down on enterprise mobility management

Shifting the focus from its somewhat controversial approach to handset design, BlackBerry held an event in San Francisco yesterday to reaffirm its …

The Empire Strikes Back: AT&T threatens to pull Paltry US Fibre Investment

In a sure sign that net neutrality won’t be instituted in the US without one hell of a struggle (see - Obama pushes for Title II, expect years more …

Data and video optimisation can net mobile operators $28bn over five years

With the dramatic growth of video traffic across cellular networks, mobile operators are having to resort to network optimisation techniques to …

Nokia Networks and HP collaborate for telco NFV cloud

Nokia Networks and HP have announced a partnership to accelerate the operator deployment of telco-grade cloud solutions, integrating Nokia Networks …

The virtual router has landed: Alcatel-Lucent’s announces the virtualisation of its IP edge routing functions

Alcatel-Lucent has enjoyed some victories recently on the router sales front, hopefully putting it back on the road to full recovery. It’s inked core …

Wi-Fi muscles into the urban home access market

There’s no doubting the important role Wi-Fi will continue to play in the evolving communications marketplace; from cellular backhaul to licensed …

Travellers beware! Do not open the back door to the Darkhotel.

Not only are guests routinely ripped-off by the extortionate and disproportional prices some hotels charge for slow and limited Internet access, but …

Obama pushes for Title II, expect years more argument

After one and a half presidential terms, Barack Obama (who famously became the first obviously mobile phone toting and emailing presidential …

Internet of Things to reach 25 billion devices within five years

“Government will take the number three spot as it invests in smart street and area lighting for energy saving reasons,” said Tully. “Utilities will …

Eurocrat wants to sweep away competition and consumer rights to help ISPs and telcos make more money

Oettinger is a lawyer who worked only briefly in his profession before turning to politics in 1984. He was been a politician ever since, became the …

Whilst the mPayment war kicks off in the USA, operators elsewhere sign up to a code of conduct

For a nation that has yet to embrace the security and reliability of the “chip and pin” system, the USA is getting all hot and bothered over mobile …

AT&T heads down Mexico way

Having been thwarted over its M&A activities in its home market, AT&T has saddled up and headed south. It announced on Friday that it had agreed to …

Tesla electric car man has his eyes on the skies as well as the road

Satellite 2014-11-10T12:48:00 Join the discussion<p>Visionary entrepreneur, Elon Musk, the man behind the really rather splendid Tesla electric car, has …

Cable & Wireless buys Columbus, gets John Malone for free

Cable & Wireless, the UK company, established in the days of empire and which has subsequently had more new strategies and changes of tack than …

To Build, Merge or Stagnate? The European telecoms question

The major tussle of the past year or two in Euroean telecoms has been over consolidation. The issue: will fewer mobile operators lead to a healthier …