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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...