Despite the significant connection speeds its LTE customers are experiencing, Scandinavian giant TeliaSonera is still using policy control techniques to clamp down on peer-to-peer traffic on its new mobile network. (See TeliaSonera Limits P2P Over LTE .)
It's caused more disputes than organized religion: Yes, the old chestnut of number portability has reared its ugly head again, this time in Bulgaria, reports Novinite.com. [Ed note: Strictly speaking, do chestnuts have heads?] The two largest mobile operators, MobilTel (M-Tel) and GloBul , have become embroiled in a spat over number portability issues and how they relate to corporate clients.
Sir Philip Green, the controversial yet well upholstered retail tycoon charged with pinpointing areas of wasteful spending in British government, has come down hard on telecom extravagance, claiming that as much as £700 million ($1.1 billion) could be saved by centralized procurement and an end to a "Blackberrys for all" approach to employees' mobile phones.