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Telstra COO Kate McKenzie quits telco
25 Jul 2016

Telstra has today announced that its COO, Kate McKenzie, also a former group MD of Telstra Wholesale, is to retire after 12 years at the telco and “will leave Telstra in the coming weeks”.

Vodafone UK goes live with Cisco’s SON technology
21 Jul 2016

Vodafone UK has announced that it has become the first mobile company in the UK to go live with Cisco’s self-optimising network (SON) technology to boost voice quality and reduce network congestion.

Capacity survey says Brexit bad for business
27 Jun 2016

Despite Brexit causing uncertainty in the telecoms market, with Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica now reviewing and delaying the sale of its UK wireless unit O2 over fears of market volatility, there is still an air of optimism.

Spark NZ sells international voice business to MNF
03 Jun 2016

Spark New Zealand has announced that after attaining governmental approval it has concluded the sale of its international voice business to retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group for AU$22 million.

EU states free up 700MHz band
27 May 2016

The European Council has approved plans to free up mobile broadband spectrum in the 700MHz band across the 28-nation bloc to provide faster mobile broadband speeds and improve access to internet services, particularly in remote areas.

BT confirms global wholesale VP appointment
03 May 2016

BT has confirmed the appointment of Damien Staples as the vice president of its global wholesale voice and roaming business, to head up a new-look carrier unit.

MARKET STRATEGY: Store wars go online
22 Apr 2016

Retail chains are investing heavily to streamline their businesses and target new consumers. Carriers can play a role in this transformation, not just with connectivity solutions but by helping retail organisations use the potential of IoT, big data analytics, A2P and other growth-enabling technologies.

Ooredoo and TI Sparkle sign strategic deal
13 Apr 2016

Ooredoo’s global wholesale arm and TI Sparkle have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop new telecommunication services and share knowledge

France's Orange to go all-IP on fixed network
17 Feb 2016

Arcep, the French telecoms regulator, has started a consultation on Orange’s plan to phase out the country’s public switched telephone network and move to an all-IP service.

Telefónica to deploy cloud-VoLTE in Colombia
16 Feb 2016

Telefónica’s Colombian unit has partnered with Ericsson to deploy what is thought to be the country’s first cloud-based network for voice over LTE (VoLTE) services.