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    HTC confirms Windows Phone-powered One (M8) Edit Post

    HTC announced the anticipated version of its One (M8) flagship running Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, which at least for the moment is exclusive to US operator Verizon Wireless. The move marks the first high-profile Windows Phone launch outside of Nokia for some time, and comes after Microsoft made changes to its OS to make it easier ...
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    Italian bank grabs O2 Czech Republic stake Edit Post

    Italian banking group UniCredit acquired a stake of almost 6 per cent in O2 Czech Republic, after buying shares from investors unable to sell their stock as part of a recent buyout offer. The transaction means that UniCredit is the second-largest shareholder in the telecoms company after Czech financial group PPF. No reason was given for ...
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    Sprint launches fightback with shared data revamp Edit Post

    Just weeks after appointing a new CEO, Sprint revamped its shared data plans as it looks to shake up the business and reverse the subscriber losses of recent years. The embattled US number-three operator claimed its Family Share Pack plans offer twice as much high-speed data at the same or lower price than its three nationwide rivals ...
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    Ending M-Pesa’s solo story Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: The mobile industry has always preached interoperability because helping one another delivers mutual benefits. The past evidence quoted in favour of interoperability includes both SMS and voice services whereby ubiquity delivered wider take-up, hence revenue and profit for the industry. I am aware, of course, that I am articulating an old-school theory. Critics will hold ...
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    BlackBerry sets up 'Tech Solutions' unit to house embedded, IOT p... Edit Post

    BlackBerry is setting up a business unit to house its “innovative technology assets” beyond smartphones and enterprise computing, under the guidance of a former Ericsson exec. Called BlackBerry Technology Solutions (BTS), the unit will house technology assets such as QNX (embedded software), Project Ion (Internet of Things application platform), Certicom (cryptography), Paratek (RF antenna tuning) as ...

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    Vodafone eyes Brazil deal – report Edit Post

    Vodafone is considering an acquisition of one of the three major Brazilian operators with TIM its favoured target, according to a report in Estado De S.Paulo. The report points to a London meeting at the end of July between Brazilian authorities and Vodafone in which the operator said its preference was for an acquisition, and not ...
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    EE, 3 have clear lead over rivals on mobile internet – survey Edit Post

    A new survey by mobile analytics firm RootMetrics has described mobile internet performance in the UK as “a two-horse race,” with EE and 3 enjoying a clear lead over rivals O2 and Vodafone. The firm gave EE a so-called Rootscore of 85.5 ahead of 3 (82.7), O2 (68.1) and Vodafone (67.0). EE also headed the overall category with ...


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    FCC extends deadline in far from neutral debate Edit Post

    The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put back the deadline for comments on its net neutrality rules following a volume of interest that is approaching record-breaking proportions. It’s a regulatory issue from the telecoms industry – impacting both mobile and fixed services– that has crossed over to capture the imagination of the general public. Views are ...