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    Argentina bill to let operators provide several services with one... Edit Post

    Legislators in Argentina have voted in favour of a law which will let companies provide telephone, internet and cable television services via a single licence, in hopes of opening up the market and driving down prices, Reuters reported. Lawmakers voted 131 in favour and 97 against the bill which could replace a law set in 1972 ...
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    Sprint hits 2014 network targets; more LTE expansion planned for ... Edit Post

    US operator Sprint said that it had “met, and in some cases exceeded” its targets for its network upgrades during 2014, while also outlining goals for the coming year. John Saw, the company’s chief network officer (pictured), said that its targets for the current year included completing the “rip and replace” of its 1.9GHz 3G network, the ...
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    TeliaSonera trumpets 4G take-up on fifth anniversary Edit Post

    TeliaSonera said that “following a fairly slow start, 4G is gradually turning into  customers’ favourite mobile data network,” with more than half of mobile data in Sweden, Norway and Denmark now being delivered over LTE networks. In a blog post marking the five year anniversary of service launches in Stockholm and Oslo – trumpeted as the “world’s first” – ...
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    BlackBerry unveils Classic Edit Post

    BlackBerry announced its long-anticipated BlackBerry Classic device, which John Chen, the company’s CEO, described as “everything you know about BlackBerry, upgraded”. The device sees the return of the familiar BlackBerry keyboard and trackpad, coupled with the company’s BlackBerry 10 platform. Comparing the device to the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the company said that the new smartphone offers a ...
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    Verizon signs Google patent agreement; speaks out on “Johnny-come... Edit Post

    Verizon and Google have signed a global patent cross-licensing agreement, which the two companies said will lower the risk of “frivolous” litigation in the future. In a blog, Verizon general counsel Randall Milch wrote the pact will reduce the supply of patents that so-called trolls can use against the operator. The two companies have signed a five-year ...

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    UK operators pledge £5B rural spend in government deal Edit Post

    The UK government has struck an agreement with the mobile industry whereby the country’s four operators will together invest £5 billion on improving network coverage — but has dropped its previous idea of imposing national roaming on the industry. EE, O2, Vodafone and 3 UK each guaranteed to provide voice and text across 90 per cent ...
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    Interview: GSMA Director General Edit Post

    Anne Bouverot tells Mobile World Live of the challenges facing Europe’s mobile industry. Bouverot also gives her thoughts on the impact of the continent’s ‘mobile economy’, as well as the hype surrounding 5G.  

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    Feature video: Top 5 dramatic moments of 2014 Edit Post

    Take a look back at another rollercoaster ride for the mobile industry as Mobile World Live embarks on its traditional annual review. 2014 was a year that saw some major players lose their mojo, while the market even went a little loony thanks to Google. But the last twelve months will really be remembered as ...