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    Nokia affirms brand not set to die completely Edit Post

    Nokia responded to media reports that Microsoft is to end the use of the Nokia brand in its mobile device range, to clarify that the famous Finnish name is not about to totally disappear. In a blog post, Barry French, VP of marketing and corporate affairs at Nokia said: “We may not be the same Nokia ...
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    Sprint CEO “wide open” to consolidation; outlines value player st... Edit Post

    Marcelo Claure (pictured), Sprint’s new chief executive, is “wide open” to consolidation talks with either cable operators, so-called ‘OTT’ players or other wireless companies. “It’s a scale game,” he said. “We’re believers in consolidation.” His comments, made at a conference sponsored by Goldman Sachs, come only weeks after merger talks broke down with rival T-Mobile. Not surprisingly, given that the ...
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    Vodafone CEO sees scope for major M&A Edit Post

    Vittorio Colao (pictured), Vodafone Group CEO, said the company would consider a “transformational” merger or acquisition in the future if the price was right, according to a Financial Times report. Speaking at an investor event in New York, Colao explained that the company’s investment in its networks and wider consolidation in the sector are likely to leave ...
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    BlackBerry inks Movirtu buy Edit Post

    Recovering enterprise mobility player BlackBerry announced its acquisition of Movirtu, a company which provides technology for operators that enables multiple phone numbers to be active on a single device. BlackBerry said that this improves device management in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and “corporate owned, personally-enabled” (COPE) environments. Movirtu’s virtual SIM platform enables both a business number and a personal ...
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    Nascar finds heart for new data-centric sport Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK: A morning roundtable heard how new thinking in US sports, influenced by the take-up of mobile devices, could, quite literally, see the shirt sold off an athlete’s back. All speakers agreed much has changed over the past decade in the relationship between the mobile industry and professional sport, both from ...

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    US operators bite back at FCC chief as net neutrality heats up Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK: US mobile operators lined up to hit back at calls for them to be covered by the same net neutrality rules as fixed players. Executives from AT&T, Sprint owner Softbank and T-Mobile US – three of the four leading US operators – spoke out in a session on net neutrality ...
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    Apple unveils iPhones, Watch and payment service Edit Post

    Apple unveiled its anticipated next-generation iPhone, iPhone 6, which was – as expected – accompanied by a bigger brother. But that was not all: it also took the wraps off Apple Watch, and a new payment service it hopes will replace the wallet, benefitting from NFC support added with the new iPhones. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus The ...


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    FCC chairman Wheeler vows to stay sceptical on big operator M&A Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK: FCC chairman Tom Wheeler this morning left US operators in no doubt where he stands on future consolidation between leading carriers in the mobile industry. While acknowledging that creating scale through mergers represents “good economics” for operators, Wheeler warned in a keynote in Las Vegas: “We will continue to remain sceptical ...