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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 Internet.org initiative and to promote the opportunities it offers to mobile operators. He also outlined how… Read more

Paul Lambert

‘We have ways to transform you!’ vendors claim as they target business value

In the past month I’ve attended several industry events organized by telco-focused vendors – including amongst others Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei – and to a greater or lesser extent every vendor has highlighted business, IT and network ‘transformation’ as a growth opportunity. Vendors are convinced they can play a pivotal role in shaping operator strategy.

Kris Szaniawski

Telstar and the Bell System’s Forgotten Anniversary

If you watched Wimbledon’s epic showdown live on television,  then you have Telstar to thank. Launched 50 years ago, the Telstar-1 satellite,  brainchild of Bell Labs, made international live broadcasts possible. On July 10, 1962, the age of global communications truly began. Telstar was a very big deal for AT&T and the U.S. government. Countering… Read more

Camille Mendler