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    Vodafone, Docomo Pacific partner in Guam and CNMI Edit Post

    Vodafone has signed another partner market agreement, this time with Docomo Pacific, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s NTT Docomo, to provide services in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). “Docomo Pacific will benefit from access to Vodafone best practice and will be able to enhance its customer proposition in Guam and the CNMI with Vodafone’s ...
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    US cable operator Cablevision to launch Wi-Fi only mobile service Edit Post

    Cablevision is set to launch a cut-price mobile phone service in the US delivered only via Wi-Fi hotspots — an initiative with the potential to add a new dimension to the country’s existing triple and quadplay rivalry. Existing subscribers will pay $9.95 per month for unlimited voice, data and text usage  from February. The service is ...
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    Verizon issues QoS warning on Google MVNO deal Edit Post

    Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo has flagged up potential quality-of-service concerns for smaller rivals T-Mobile US and Sprint following reports earlier this week they will provide MVNO capacity to Google. Speaking with the Financial Times, Shammo suggested the additional traffic generated by the search giant’s service could be a worry. “Google wants quality of service and there could ...
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    Orange launches €20M venture fund for digital start-ups Edit Post

    Orange has earmarked €20 million for an investment programme called Orange Digital Ventures which will fund start-ups “working on the new and next transformations of the telecoms and digital sectors” in all regions where the mobile operator is currently present. The venture aims to take capital investments via minority holdings. It wants to focus on start-ups in the ...
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    ECJ rules in favour of T-Mobile Austria in spectrum dispute Edit Post

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that T-Mobile Austria should get a say in how frequencies are redistributed following a merger between rivals, Reuters has reported, more than 18 months after T-Mobile’s complaint was referred to the ECJ back in May 2013. When Hutchison Whampoa’s local unit 3 took over Orange Austria in 2012, ...

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    Hutch confirms £10.25B talks to merge 3/O2 in UK Edit Post

    Hutchison Whampoa has confirmed speculation it is in exclusive talks with Telefonica to acquire O2 UK for £10.25 billion, a deal that would create the country’s largest mobile operator – but one without a significant fixed presence in a market driven by convergence strategies. A deal between 3 and O2 in the UK is not expected ...
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    Microsoft reveals more Windows 10 details; touts 'holographic computing platform' Edit Post

    Microsoft announced further features of its planned Windows 10 platform, which CEO Satya Nadella said “marks the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world” – with plans to offer it as a free upgrade for many existing Windows users. Windows 10 will be available free-of-charge to Windows Phone 8.1 customers, as ...


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    Google plans SpaceX satellite investment — report Edit Post

    Google is reportedly close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX, which has ambitions to create a network of satellites to provide low-cost internet access to unconnected regions. Sources told The Information that Google values SpaceX at more than $10 billion, and that the funding round, which includes other investors, is significant. The Wall Street Journal suggested ...