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MWC 2014 Daily Round-up: Day Three

Telefonica expands its role in the connectivity value chain Telefonica Digital’s online security announcement at MWC 2014 today is a great illustration of how telecoms operators in general are looking to carve a position for themselves in the mobile broadband value chain. Telefonica Digital announced that “Latch”, an application that enables users to switch their… Read more

Paul Lambert

MWC 2014 Daily Round-up: Day Two

Zuckerberg outlines vision of what Internet-access-for-all means for Facebook and the mobile industry Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his MWC 2014 fireside chat with author David Kirkpatrick on Monday evening to provide an update on the progress of the initiative and to promote the opportunities it offers to mobile operators. He also outlined how… Read more

Paul Lambert

Altel: the one and only operator offering LTE in Kazakhstan… for now.

Kazakhtelecom was the only operator in Kazakhstan to obtain a permission to use LTE frequencies in 2011. And until 2015 its fully-owned subsidiary Altel will have a monopoly on LTE. Other operators took the news with a bit of resentment, given that in 2010 Kcell and Beeline successfully tested LTE in Kazakhstan. But for Altel,… Read more

Alla Shabelnikova