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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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    Wearables “poised for take off” – Gartner Edit Post

    Gartner said that the smartwatch and wristband market is “poised to take off”, and that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise “about 40 per cent of consumer wristworn devices”. The company noted that seven of the top 10 smartphone vendors have entered the wearables market to date or are set to ship their first products, while a ...
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    Telecom Italia mulls bid for Brazil’s Oi – report Edit Post

    In the latest twist to frantic operator re-positioning in Brazil, Telecom Italia, majority shareholder in TIM – the country’s second-largest mobile operator – is said to be weighing up a bid for Oi, a major fixed-line player. According to Bloomberg sources, Telecom Italia has spoken to advisers about using TIM to make its move on Oi. The Italian ...

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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 ...