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  • Machine learning algorithm to help VCs choose startups

    Machine learning API company, BigML, and Telefónica Open Future, the telecom’s global entrepreneurship and innovation network, have partnered to build an algorithm that helps venture capitalists decide which startups to invest in.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett07 Aug. 15 16:30
  • Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

    Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to acquire U.K. mobile operator O2 for a price that could top US$15 billion, giving a company that already owns one major carrier an even bigger share of the British market.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 March 15 07:54
  • New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

    The dream of an Internet of things could turn into a nightmare for mobile operators, if sloppily written apps or chatty smartmeters were to overload their networks with signaling traffic. To avert such a scenario, a number of operators are backing a new set of network usage guidelines for device manufacturers and app developers.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs14 Oct. 14 22:46
  • European probe clears telcos of throttling Internet service

    A European Commission investigation into whether telecom operators were throttling Internet traffic in order to gain an unfair advantage over rivals has turned up no smoking guns, but one of the companies that prompted the probe isn't happy with the result.

    Written by Loek Essers04 Oct. 14 02:15
  • Telefónica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

    Telefónica has submitted an offer for Brazilian telecom operator GVT (Global Village Telecom) worth €6.7 billion (US$9 billion), as it seeks to build up its business in Brazil by integrating mobile and fixed broadband with pay-TV services.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 Aug. 14 21:29
  • Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads

    Telecom operator Telefónica has launched the first mobile ad-exchange platform to use the operator's customer demographics and real-time location data to serve targeted mobile ads, the company said on Wednesday.

    Written by Loek Essers16 April 14 21:54
  • Telefónica leans of partners for global M2M push

    Telefónica plans to launch its M2M (machine to machine) channel partner program globally, hoping to reinforce its position in a sector that's becoming increasingly competitive.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs06 Feb. 14 16:03
  • Embedded SIM spec ushers in new era for machine communications

    The GSM Association, operators and vendors have published a specification that enables remote provisioning of embedded SIM identification modules, which should cut the cost of connecting cars and utility meters to the Internet.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 Dec. 13 17:06
  • Firefox OS gets performance boost, wider distribution

    Mozilla Foundation is improving the performance of its Firefox OS software for smartphones, and devices running it will soon go on sale in more European and Latin American countries.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs09 Oct. 13 11:04