Vodafone is working with Google to extend the battery life of a smartwatch by reducing the "chatter" between the device and the network, a bigger drain of energy than screen brightness and other settings targeted by low power modes. The mobile operator has developed an API (application programming interface) that enables apps and operating systems, such as Google Android's Wear OS, to reconfigure how they communicate with its network, Vodafone's director of network architecture Santiago Tenorio said. "With wearables, such as smartwatches and other devices, battery life is incredibly important for our users," the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) -Spain's Cellnex has offered Deutsche Telekom a small stake in its business as part of efforts to take control of the German firm's towers unit in a deal worth about 18 billion euros ($18.8 billion), sources told Reuters. Cellnex, Europe's largest mobile phone tower operator, recently submitted a binding offer for Deutsche Funkturm GmbH (DFMG), Deutsche Telekom's towers business, four sources close to the matter said on condition of anonymity. The bid plan, backed by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management, would also allow Deutsche Telekom to retain a minority stake in DFMG, one of the sources said.
Senior telecoms executives have been summoned to Downing Street to discuss the cost of living crisis after millions of households faced inflation-busting price increases for broadband services.