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Telefónica Touts Commitment to Windows Phone 8 in Key Markets Worldwide
There was big news from Telefónica today, as it announced an arrangement to put additional marketing muscle behind Windows Phone 8 devices in the key markets of the U.K., Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. The enhanced marketing effort, in cooperation with Microsoft, aims to boost the sales...
26 Jun 2013
Video: Verizon Enterprise Solutions support for Microsoft Lync and System Center
Global communications provider Verizon Enterprise Solutions providers support for Microsoft Lync, SharePoint and Exchange applications which customers can deploy either on-premise, within Verizon’s cloud environment or using a hybrid approach. Check out the below video to learn more about how Verizon...
25 Jun 2013
Australian Nonprofit Increases Productivity by 50% with Office 365 from Telstra
Social service organizations are often asked to do more with less, and that includes getting the most from their IT solutions. Playgroup Queensland , an Australian nonprofit organization supporting families through early childhood programs, was struggling to run its complex operation on its five aging...
13 Jun 2013
Australian Realtor adopts Office 365 from Telstra
T oday we continue our series highlighting operator partners who are syndicating Microsoft Office 365 to their customers by highlighting Telstra , Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company which is enabling greater productivity for its SMB customers by offering Office...
6 Jun 2013
UK sportswear retailer reduces IT spending by 50% with Office 365 from Vodafone UK
This week on the blog, we will continue to highlight success stories that came out of Microsoft’s second annual Sales and Marketing syndication summit held last month in Madrid, Spain. Telecom service provider Vodafone UK is reducing its customer’s business risk and streamlining their IT...
4 Jun 2013
Indian Apparel Maker Enjoys Benefits of Office 365 from Bharti Airtel
Last month Microsoft held its second annual Sales and Marketing syndication summit in Madrid, Spain, focused on our service provider partners who are syndicating Office 365 to their customers. The summit provided partners a platform to share best practices and hear the latest news and updates around...
28 May 2013
Telefonica deploying Office 365 and Yammer to gain competitive edge
Telefónica , one of the world’s leading telecommunications providers, has more than 130,000 employees and operates in 25 countries. As of December 2012, Telefónica’s total number of customers amounted to 315.7 million. Phil Jordan, group CIO at Telefónica, is leading...
16 May 2013
This week in telecom: Tom Wheeler nominated as chairman of FCC
On Wednesday President Obama nominated technology entrepreneur and former lobbyist Tom Wheeler to succeed Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler will be tasked with implementing the communications policies of President Obama, who has stated that his desire to...
4 May 2013
Mobile World Congress 2013: Telefónica
Last week at Mobile World Congress 2013 TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick sat down with Marieta del Rivero, Group Devices Director at Telefónica to discuss how Telefónica’s partnership with Microsoft is enabling connected seamless experiences across screens, and why she believes the...
9 Apr 2013
Mobile World Congress 2013: MTS
At Mobile World Congress 2013 TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick sat down with Vasyl Latsanych, vice president of marketing at MTS to discuss the MTS-Microsoft partnership, cloud computing in Russia and the role devices & services play in buying decisions.
5 Apr 2013
Mobile World Congress 2013: Rogers Communications
At Mobile World Congress 2013 TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick sat down with Raj Doshi, Rogers Senior Vice President of Products, Rogers Communications to discuss the impact of current trends on the global industry and the importance of the Rogers and Microsoft partnership.
2 Apr 2013
Mobile World Congress 2013: Telenor
At Mobile World Congress 2013 TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick sat down with Rolv-Erik Spilling, executive vice president & head of Digital Services, Telenor Group to discuss industry trends, the importance of the Microsoft-Telenor partnership and the differences when dealing with mature and emerging...
28 Mar 2013
Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative: Nokia and Windows Phone user training (Kenya and Nigeria)
Today, Microsoft introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the 4Afrika Initiative plans to help place tens of millions of smart devices in the hands of...
5 Feb 2013
Frost & Sullivan recognizes Microsoft Office 365 Offered by Sprint as “… the Most Attractive Offering in a Hotly Contested Field”
Today, research firm Frost & Sullivan announced that Sprint has received the 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Mobile Communications and Collaboration for its cloud-enabled Microsoft Office 365 offer, Microsoft’s cloud productivity servicewhich includes the unique Carefree...
16 Jan 2013
Q4 sales of Nokia Lumia Windows Phone "exceeded expectations": 4.4 million sold!
This morning, Nokia announced that it “exceeded expectations” by selling 4.4 million Nokia Lumia Windows Phones in Q4. In its press release, Nokia says its ‘Devices & Services’ unit likely exceeded expectations and “achieved underlying profitability” in the...
10 Jan 2013
Verizon, Sprint to offer new Windows Phone 8 models
There were two big Windows Phone-related announcements today at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. First, Samsung said that the ATIV Odyssey will go on sale at Verizon Wireless in the “coming weeks.” Samsung makes some amazing hardware and this is its first Windows Phone...
7 Jan 2013
Nokia announces its first Windows Phone 8 in China and the new Lumia 620
It was a big news day for Nokia today, as the company made two exciting back-to-back announcements. Here’s the wrap up. First, at a ceremony in Guangzhou, Nokia and China Mobile announced the Lumia 920T, which is important for a couple of reasons. It’s the first Windows Phone 8 device...
5 Dec 2012
Samsung ATIV S, the first of many amazing Windows Phone 8 devices coming this year
Today at IFA in Berlin, Samsung lifted the curtain on its first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S. This is just the first in a big lineup of new hardware that’s coming with Windows Phone 8, but it’s a seriously impressive opening salvo. Samsung built the ATIV S with the latest and greatest...
29 Aug 2012
Telstra and HTC launch Australia’s first 4G Windows Phone
Windows Phone fans are now able to surf the mobile web, respond to email and access work documents faster than before on the HTC Titan 4G – Australia’s first 4G Windows Phone which launched yesterday , May 29 on the Telstra Mobile Network. Will Irving, Group Managing Director, Telstra...
30 May 2012
Meet the Samsung Focus 2, Available from AT&T May 20th
On Monday, AT&T announced the brand new Samsung Focus 2 will go on sale starting May 20 th for only $49.99 (with a two-year service agreement) on AT&T’s lightning fast 4G LTE network . For more information on the Focus 2, check out a review from Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph on the...
10 May 2012
Wayra Teams with Microsoft to Support Tech Entrepreneurs
Telefonica Digital’s tech start-up accelerator programme, Wayra , which launched in the UK last month , has signed an agreement to join forces with Microsoft to help out technology entrepreneurs. The two companies will work together to provide tools, knowledge and technical training for projects...
1 May 2012
Another big milestone for Windows Phone
Yesterday marked another major and exciting milestone for Windows Phone and our partners AT&T, HTC, and Nokia with the availability of the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II . You can now go online or visit AT&T and Microsoft stores across the U.S. to experience the best Windows Phones we’ve...
10 Apr 2012
Microsoft Wins Best New Telecom Service in Leading Lights Awards 2011
Last night, senior leaders and influencers across the telecom industry gathered at the Hudson Terrace in New York City for Light Reading’s annual Leading Lights Awards. The awards program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and rewards the companies...
10 Nov 2011
New Lab to Offer Customized CRM Capabilities for Telecom Service Providers
By Suhas Joshi, Director - Microsoft Alliance, Tech Mahindra At Tech Mahindra , we strive to provide innovative and valuable solutions and services for the telecom industry which is why we’re excited to announce our new Dynamics CRM lab in Noida, India, in partnership with Microsoft. This joint...
1 Feb 2011
Microsoft Lync 2010 now available
by Knut M. Aasrud, General Manager, Communications Sector, Europe, the Middle East and Africa Following a recent post on Unified Communications, today Microsoft announced the availability of Lync 2010, the latest release of our converged communications platform. Lync’s unique functionality offers...
19 Nov 2010
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