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    Spark offers 1GB of free access to Facebook, Twitter Edit Post

    New Zealand’s Spark said yesterday it is partnering with Facebook and Twitter to give customers free access to the two mobile apps with a 1GB data cap per month. The new offer, Socialiser, is available to both those on postpaid and most prepaid plans (NZD19 / US$15 plans and above) and is good for the life of a ...
  • WiFi Alliance

    WiFi voice gains momentum Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Voice-over-WiFi technology is set to become commonplace, with momentum for the technology picking up worldwide, Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of the WiFi Alliance, said yesterday. “It’s been around for a while, but we are seeing a tremendous interest and announcements that it will be supported by a number of ...
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    Euro operators cool on TD-LTE potential Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Executives from Deutsche Telekom, EE and KPN gave lukewarm responses when asked about the potential for TD-LTE in their various businesses, despite growing momentum for the technology worldwide. Martin Scholz (pictured right), project leader for core telco products at Deutsche Telekom, said that the operator has “no plans with TDD ...
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    Nokia brand phase-out picks up momentum; makes way for Microsoft ... Edit Post

    Microsoft is now ready to ditch the Nokia and Windows Phone brands and replace them with ‘Microsoft Lumia’, according to The Verge. The report adds that Nokia France will be the first of many countries in coming weeks that will adopt Microsoft Lumia for its Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. As The Verge points out, Microsoft’s ...
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    Samsung Galaxy devices win NSA approval to handle classified info... Edit Post

    Samsung said a range of its Galaxy devices has been given approval – under a programme run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) – to handle a “full range” of classified information. The South Korean manufacturer claimed it was the first batch of consumer mobile devices to pass the agency’s strict security standards. All Samsung ...

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    EE exec takes swipe at 4.5G “hype” Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Mansoor Hanif, director of RAN development and programmes for UK number one operator EE, said there is “a lot of confusion out there” about the industry’s latest buzz-phrase, 4.5G. Alongside 5G, another term which lacks a firm definition, the use of 4.5G has become more common in recent weeks, including ...
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    Apple's iPhone sales boom while iPad demand disappoints Edit Post

    Apple powered ahead in its fiscal fourth quarter driven by iPhone demand, not least that of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but demand for its iPad tablet was a weak spot. The company posted revenue of $42.1 billion for the quarter ended 27 September, a 12.3 per cent increase over the year ago period, ...


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    EU ends Chinese infrastructure probe Edit Post

    The European Commission said it “no longer considers it necessary” to continue an investigation into the practices of Chinese vendors in EU markets, having reached an “amicable settlement” with the Chinese government. With regard to the telecoms sector, the settlement includes appointing an independent body to monitor the Chinese and EU telecoms networks markets; guaranteeing access ...