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29 April 2017
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Intense Technologies - Driving agility in software systems

Aptilo - Embrace Wi-Fi: why oeprators need to go wireless

Press Releases

Record fiscal year for 2operate
After a general board meeting on the 23 August 2016, 2operate gladly announced a profit of DKK 2 million in the fiscal period of 2015/2016 which is the highest result so far. The company is going through a very positive period alongside establishing a new and stronger organization ready to grow globally.

Christian Ingerslev Sørensen is appointed new CEO in 2operate
2operate today announced that it has appointed Christian Ingerslev Sørensen as new CEO to strengthen the management team for current and future growth.

2operate and TeliaSonera sign long-term contract in three countries
TeliaSonera extends collaboration with 2operate on preventive mobile network assurance using smart algorithms in Denmark, Finland and Lithuania.

SpinnerFlex® Topfit – Name is Programme
Quality has never been compromised at SPINNER, and the company's new SpinnerFlex® TopFit jumpers are further proof of superb SPINNER products supporting the massive LTE rollouts worldwide.

SPINNER - Always on Top
Koelnmesse stages approximately 75 international trade fairs and 2,000 conferences with around 340,000 visitors, making it Germany's largest organiser of trade fairs on its own site.

White Papers

Optimised and customised data management

Driving agility in software systems

Automate to win the market

Embrace Wi-Fi: why operators need to go wireless

Personalise the cloud


Give me five: preparing for 5G roll-out
5G is the next big thing, expected for roll-out around 2020 – but preparations are being made right now and have been since even before the introduction of 4G. In this special report, Abi Millar asks Chris Bilton, director of research and technology at BT, what mobile network operators’ plans are for the migration to 5G and unpicks the areas that pose the greatest challenges.

Big deal: driving innovation with data analytics
Telecoms operators all attach a high level of importance to big-data initiatives, but they currently feel neither ready to take on this task nor very willing to have someone else do it for them, though they sense the potential. Pyramid Research explains how analytics can drive innovation for telecoms providers, as well as addressing some of the challenges that need to be overcome in their implementation.

Open forum: the adoption of small-cell technology
The combination of virtualisation with small cells is viewed as a critical aspect of the continued development and improvement of mobile networks by operators seeking a radical overhaul of architecture and cost-efficiency. Alan Law of the Small Cell Forum discusses the work the organisation is doing to drive the adoption of this technology throughout the industry.

Rise of the machines: M2M and mobile network functionality
M2M technology is changing the traditional priorities of telecoms companies, with devices autonomously intercommunicating and monitoring each others’ processes. Sophie Peacock speaks to Mobeen Khan from AT&T about how mobile operators are gradually actualising the possibilities of connecting a vast spectrum of assets to their networks, finding new sources of revenue and improving efficiency across a range of industries.

Ahead in the cloud: how can telcos compete?
Cloud services are reshaping the playing field for telecoms operators, with each looking for the next big opportunity. But with the market dominated by large vendors, can telcos truly compete? And if so, how can they incorporate cloud technology into their already well-established business model and product offering? Aamir Hussain, executive vice-president and chief technology officer for CenturyLink, tells Global Telecoms Insight how his company is breaking the mould.


KT Corporation WiBro Network, Seoul
KT Corporation is one of Korea’s leading telecommunications companies, which provides services to residential and business users across South Korea.

Tus Mobil GSM, GPRS, Edge Network
Tus Mobil is a new mobile operator for Slovenia. The new company, which is part of the Engrotus retail group, gained its mobile licence when US-based Western Wireless International (Vega) shut down its network at the end of May 2006 after failing to gain a significant foothold in the almost saturated market.

MTC Namibia 3G HSDPA Green Network
Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) is one of the largest GSM operators in Namibia.

eMobile WCDMA/HSDPA 3G Network
eMobile Ltd is a new mobile operator that is about to enter the competitive and innovative Japanese mobile communications market. eMobile obtained one of the three 3G licenses that the Japanese government granted in November 2005 to increase competition in the market.

Kartel (K-Mobile) GSM Network Expansion
In May 2005 KaRTel (K-Mobile), one of the largest mobile communications providers in Kazakhstan, and a subsidiary of VimpelCom, awarded a $100m contract to Motorola for the expansion and improvement of its existing GSM Network over a five year period leading up to 2010. The deal includes the purchase of equipment and various services including installation and optimisation of the refurbished system.

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