Huawei's European footprint just got a little larger with the announcement that it is to play a major role in the US$1.3 billion 4G rollout planned by Italian operator Wind. The five-year deal also includes the services of Italian network engineering and deployment specialist Sirti, reports Reuters. (See Huawei Expects Relentless Growth.)
MTS has turned to the local arm of NEC Corp. to help it launch femtocell services in the far-flung Ural region of Russia. The system is intended to provide MTS's enterprise customers with stable 3G coverage in buildings where thick walls and steel beams may otherwise obstruct the signals coming from base stations.
South Korea's KT Corp. has got cold feet over bidding for Vivendi's 53 percent stake in Morocco's Maroc Telecom, reports Reuters. KT was apparently concerned about the "discrepancy between KT's own valuation and that of the market and sell-side," it said in an email to its advisers.
The U.K.'s National Audit Office is launching an investigation into why the country's 4G spectrum raised so much less than anticipated, reports The Guardian. The government had been hoping for a £3.5 billion ($5.3 billion) windfall, but "just" £2.3 billion ($3.5 billion) was bid in total. (See UK 4G Auction Falls Short.)
Google's offer to settle an antitrust investigation by the European Union into how its search results are presented is highly unlikely to placate those who made the complaints about Google's methods in the first place, reports Bloomberg. The search giant has offered to make the distinction between its own services and others' clearer in its results, but this "clearer labeling" approach has been dismissed as a "non-starter" by a lawyer working for the disgruntled group, which includes Microsoft Corp. and others.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.