Telefonica agreed to purchase E-Plus from Dutch telecommunications company Royal KPN NV in a cash and stock deal estimated at about 8.5 billion euros ($11.6 bilion), after winning the support of KPN's biggest shareholder, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Telefonica, a Spanish company, plans to merge E-Plus with its own German arm, O2.
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Telefónica UK and Vodafone UK have announced a plan to begin pooling the basic parts of their network infrastructure to create one national grid that runs each operator’s independent spectrum.
Cathal McGloin, CEO of FeedHenry, an Irish company that makes an enterprise grade mobile software platform, sat down with Wireless Week to talk about how a new software distribution model (app stores), a BYOD culture and the cloud have combined
Spanish carrier Telefonica today announced a doubling of year-over-year profits for the period beginning in January and ending in September.
Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica on Saturday pulled out of negotiations to acquire a stake in Brazil's leading cell phone company Vivo.
The board of Portugal Telecom (PT) is continuing its extended deliberations on Telefonica's offer for its stake in Vivo.
Spanish telecom company Telefonica SA said Friday its fourth-quarter net profit rose 22 percent as an increase in customer numbers in Latin America helped boost revenue.
In yet another move to stop Royal KPN’s unsolicited buyout offer, wholesale VoIP provider iBasis has brought a second suit against the Dutch telecommunications company.
To be sure, contactless payments and ticketing are the breakout near-field communications (NFC) use cases. But while contactless point-of-sale terminals are proliferating in the United States, there’s been a general disparity across the globe in deployment of the smart card infrastructure necessary to enable NFC.
IMS Research said it’s skeptical of industry claims that near-field communications (NFC) will see wide growth in 2009.
Mobile banking startup Tyfone has a unique twist on near-field communications (NFC) – the chips can be built into memory cards
Alltel Wireless will be using mFoundry’s extensible mobile wallet platform to create the Alltel Wallet, the companies announced today.
SIMalliance said it has formed a new working group to promote near-field communications (NFC) with a phone’s SIM card as the central technology.
Beam Global Spirits & Wine and Hornitos Tequila have entered into a new technology partnership with buzzd and BuyYourFriendADrink.com (BYFAD.com).
As WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE) deliver higher bandwidth applications and faster data speeds to consumers, operators will require increased backhaul capacity.
ABI Research is predicting that the total RFID market will generate roughly $9.7 billion by 2013, representing a 15% compound annual growth in the next five years.
With bar codes, baggage handlers still have to manually search for a bag; with RFID, the handlers do not need to see the bag to locate or read its tag.
It's hard not to think that there is a gathering storm surrounding contactless payments. After years of trials, and some notable implementations, using your cell phone to make payments is getting closer to becoming a mass-market reality outside of Asia.