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    Vodafone India CEO steps down; takes parting shot at authorities Edit Post

    Martin Pieters (pictured), after six years at the Vodafone India helm, stepped down yesterday, but not before airing his views once again about how difficult it is for India’s operators to generate attractive returns for shareholders. In his last day of office, as reported by Financial Express, Pieters pointed out that Vodafone India had paid the ...
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    Arcep paves way for France’s 700MHz allocation Edit Post

    France’s communications regulator, Arcep, published details of a public consultation on “spectrum for superfast mobile”, which included an update on the availability of 700MHz spectrum for operators in the country. In a briefing document, it said that assigning 700MHz frequencies has become “particularly important to achieving widespread and high-quality coverage for superfast mobile systems in the ...
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    Sprint settles Nextel related lawsuit for $131M Edit Post

    Sprint will pay $131 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which accused the company of falsely claiming it was receiving billions of dollars of benefits from its $36 billion merger with Nextel Communications, Reuters reported. Officials of the company including former CEO Gary Forsee were alleged to have inflated the company’s stock and bond prices between October ...
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    Thailand’s TAC aims to strike CAT deal in Q2 Edit Post

    Network-sharing talks between state-run CAT Telecom and Telenor subsidiary Total Access Communication (TAC) – which, using the dtac brand, is Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator – will not be concluded until at least Q2, according to Reuters. Discussions are also believed to be still ongoing between CAT and True Move, the country’s third-largest mobile operator, about concluding ...
  • Surface 3

    Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablet Edit Post

    Microsoft debuted a new product in its Surface tablet line, marking the end of the line for its lacklustre Windows RT platform. The new tablet, Surface 3, is a lower-tier sibling to the company’s Surface Pro 3, but “runs full Windows, including desktop applications”. Previous non “pro”-branded devices have used Windows RT, a stripped-down version of ...

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    Nokia Networks CTO: Europe “natural leader” for 5G Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: The US may have set the pace in terms of LTE deployment, but Hossein Moiin, CTO of Finland’s Nokia Networks, reckoned Europe was the “natural place to take leadership” when it comes to 5G. “After all,” he told Mobile World Live, “Europe was once leader in the 3G era, and it was the continent ...
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    Vendors queuing to launch Ubuntu smartphones – Shuttleworth Edit Post

    There is a “queue of vendors” looking to launch Ubuntu-powered devices, following the launch of the first commercial smartphone by vendor BQ last month, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, told Mobile World Live. “The pitch there is first a fresh experience that’s not as dominated by apps, it’s much more focused on information at your fingertips, ...


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    Incoming STC boss says operators will play “fundamental role” in IoT Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Khaled Biyari, who will take over the chief executive reins at Saudi Telecom Company (STC) on 27 April, said 5G was only “a few years away” and that operators will play a “fundamental role” in the Internet of Things (IoT). “Current networks will evolve into networks that will enable IoT,” he told Mobile World Live. ...