Six of India's mobile network operators '” Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Vodafone '” are now offering Mobile Connect, the GSMA's mobile-based authentication service, making it available to more than 800 million consumers across India.
US based global data center operator, Equinix, has formed a strategic partnership with China's state-owned telecoms equipment manufacturer Datang Telecom Group, which holds a cross regional Internet Data Center (IDC) license in Beijing and Shanghai.
Global IoT service provider, US-based Aeris, has formed a joint venture with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank to provide IoT and telematics services globally using the Aeris IoT platform.
The platform is billed as 'a comprehensive, end-to-end and proven set of key technologies that enable enterprises to bring IoT solutions to market quickly, cost-efficiently and with the highest security.' It consists of AerPort connectivity management platform, AerCloud applications enablement platform, AerCore IoT network and AerVoyance IoT analytics platform. Aeris says it has more than 7.5 million devices under management,
Despite having the world's highest average per capita income, almost half of US citizens have no broadband access, according to the findings of a study undertaken by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). However the research used very different definitions of broadband in different countries.
telkomtelstra, the joint venture between Telekom Indonesia and Telstra, is to offer cloud based contact center services from Australian company ipSCAPE '” partly owned by Telstra '” to businesses in Indonesia.
Vodafone New Zealand will reportedly take a controlling interest in Sky television under a NZ$3.44 billion (US$2.44billion) deal, the pay-TV operator said Thursday. Sky said the deal, which will combine New Zealand's largest subscription television service with the country's second biggest telecommunications carrier, was a ""transformational strategic step"" for the company.
NTT Communications will provide network, cloud, data connectivity and other services to Formula 1 motor racing team, under a new three year partnership agreement.
Kubota Corporation, one of Japan's leading manufacturing corporations, has teamed up with the country's largest telco NTT to develop IT solutions designed enhance Japan's agricultural competitiveness.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened its Mumbai '˜Region', its sixth in Asia Pacific. AWS says more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions. 'Starting today, global and India-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users,' AWS said.
South Korean satellite pay TV provider KT SkyLife has chosen Ericsson to expand its Ultra High Definition (UHDTV) service. It will deploy Ericsson's HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) encoders to bring consumers better picture quality. The deal marks KT SkyLife's fifth UHD channel launch to date.