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    Fitch sceptical Sony can turn around mobile unit Edit Post

    Sony faces an uphill battle to make its mobile communications unit a success after announcing it will target more niche (high-end) consumer segments, claims rating agency Fitch. The change in direction follows a review of its smartphone strategy and a JPY180 billion ($1.65 billion) write-down. Fitch Ratings said Sony’s revised strategy to focus on premium mobile products in ...
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    Ericsson exits modem business Edit Post

    Ericsson is to stop developing modems, marking the end of an activity it had previously spun-out into the failed ST-Ericsson joint venture. In a statement, the company said that it will “shift part of resources in modems to radio network R&D in order to better capture growth opportunities in this area”. It said that in order ...
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    New GSMA report says single wholesale networks stifle innovation ... Edit Post

    GSMA, a trade association for the mobile industry, released a new report that warns against moving away from traditional network competition towards a single wholesale network model on the grounds it would stifle innovation, restrict investment and dampen take-up of mobile broadband services. “Network competition has produced unprecedented growth and innovation in mobile services, with 3.7 billion ...
  • Virgin Mobile CEE gets backing for mobile broadband plans Edit Post

    Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE), an MVNO set up to provide affordable mobile broadband services to the youth market, has drawn €40 million in new backing from investors, as it looks to expand in Poland and launch in Turkey. The backers are Delta Partners Capital, IFC (a member of the World Bank), the European ...
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    Huawei claims Germany tops global connectivity index Edit Post

    Hyper-connected Japan and South Korea were ranked on top in Asia but they were trumped by Germany and the US in a new ‘connectivity index’ released by Huawei. The Chinese vendor created the global connectivity index (GCI) – following Cisco’s lead in coming up with the visual networking index a few years back – as a measure ...

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    Sony set for wider loss on weak mobile performance Edit Post

    Sony is set to record a charge of JPY180 billion ($1.7 billion) in its Mobile Communications unit, following a review of its device activities. In line with this, it intends to change its strategy in certain geographies, concentrating on its premium lineup and reducing the number of models in its mid-range portfolio. According to Reuters, this will ...
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    iPhone 6 delay in China: blame NFC capability Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: The omission of China in the first wave of iPhone 6 launches has nothing to do with a crackdown on successful foreign companies, a willful delay in the certification process or a rethink in Apple’s simultaneous release in key markets around the world. A former senior executive at China Mobile explained that the delay ...


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    Orange bids $4.4B for Jazztel in convergence bet Edit Post

    Orange has launched a takeover bid worth €3.4 billion ($4.4 billion) for Jazztel, the Spanish fixed operator and MVNO, as it strives to fill out its quadplay offering to match rivals Telefonica and Vodafone. If Orange’s offer is successful then it will create Spain’s second-biggest fixed broadband operator and strengthen the operator’s position in the mobile ...