Telefónica Digital has unveiled a concept for "smart" M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity called "Thinking Things," which is focused on an affordable and easy-to-manage response to the Internet of Things trend. The Spanish carrier's Digital division has also announced the development, in collaboration with globally-renowned chef Ferran Adrià, of La Bullipedia, an online database and forum dedicated to culinary innovation: Find out more in this blog. (See Telefónica Digital Intros 'Thinking Things'.)
Telesis Tanzania, described as a Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) serving various MVNOs, has turned to Alcatel-Lucent for help with the launch of 4G mobile broadband services, initially in the Dar es Salaam and Mtwara regions, to be followed by a phased nationwide rollout. (See AlcaLu Enables LTE in Tanzania.)
Still in Africa, MTN has boosted its subscriber numbers by almost 4 percent in the third quarter, reports Reuters, and raised its guidance for the year. Across its 21 operations in Africa and the Middle East, MTN now counts a total of 182.7 million customers.