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    Emerging market vendors drive record quarter for smartphones – IDC Edit Post

    There are “more than a dozen vendors” that could take a top-five position in the smartphone charts in the next quarter, IDC said, with tough competition among the lower ranks. According to the company, “emerging markets supported by local vendors” continued to act as the “main catalyst” for smartphone growth. “As the death of the feature phone ...
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    Twitter reports larger Q2 loss despite mobile impact Edit Post

    Twitter reported a widened loss despite increasing revenue during the second quarter, with mobile continuing to play an increasingly prominent role. The microblogging company reported revenue for the quarter ended 30 June of $312 million, up 124 per cent year-on-year and a healthy increase on the $250.5 million reported for the first quarter. However, it reported a ...
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    KPN claims E-Plus sale will pay dividends Edit Post

    Netherlands-based operator group KPN said it sees its financial performance stabilising toward the end of 2014, with the sale of E-Plus in Germany giving it a “solid financial profile”. In a statement, Eelco Blok (pictured), the company’s CEO, said the sale of the German unit will provide “a strong platform to execute our strategy in Netherlands ...
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    Samsung R&D expert puts focus on consumer behaviour Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: When it comes to targeting emerging markets with smartphones, Alfred Boediman, VP at Samsung’s R&D institute in Indonesia, said there was an industry tendency to assume what type of features people wanted. That, he maintained, was not the Samsung way. “We try to find out about cognitive user behaviour what features ...
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    Airtel ups Q1 profit and revenue, but Africa still weighs Edit Post

    Bharti Airtel reported solid figures for the quarter to 30 June, although strength in its home market of India contrasted with a poorer performance for its African operations. The company reported a profit attributable to shareholders of INR11.09 billion ($184.42 million), up 60.9 per cent year-on-year, on revenue of INR229.62 billion, up 13.3 per cent. Mobile data ...

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    Telefonica confirms Mexican deal talks Edit Post

    Telefonica said it opened negotiations with an unnamed company in the Mexico mobile market, following an earlier report the Spanish giant was in takeover talks with smaller rival Iusacell. The Spain-headquartered operator confirmed the move in a regulatory filing. A Telefonica-Iusacell combination would unite the country’s second- and third-largest operators, although the proposed entity would still lag ...
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    Strong international, high-end performances driving Huawei device growth Edit Post

    Huawei shipped 64.21 million devices in the first half of 2014, including 34.27 million smartphones, as it launched premium products such as the Mate 2 4G (pictured) and Ascend P7. In a statement, the Chinese vendor said that the “steady and sustainable” growth of its consumer unit “further demonstrates the success of its strategy to develop ...


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    Bell Labs expert hails future 5G a “communications revolution” Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Anticipating that 5G will eventually become the dominant way to communicate, Theodore Sizer, VP of wireless research at Bell Labs – Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm – views the next-generation of mobile technology “less as a wireless standard than as a communications revolution”. So pervasive does he think 5G will be, Dr Sizer told Mobile World ...