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    Evaluating consumer spending: the need for a revised ARPU metric Edit Post

    NEW ANALYSIS: GSMA Intelligence reviews how multi-SIM offers and bundles dilute the relevance of ARPU. Over the past decade, mobile operators have introduced an ever growing choice of services and offerings to consumers as technology continues to rapidly revolutionise consumption habits. However, some of the indicators traditionally used to evaluate market opportunity, operators’ performance and to ...
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    TeliaSonera's steady Q3 hit by writedowns Edit Post

    Nordic operator group TeliaSonera saw its profit fall, despite stable revenue during the third quarter of the year, as the impact of several writedowns took their toll. Net sales in reported currency increased slightly year-on-year (0.2 per cent) to reach SEK25.46 billion ($3.56 billion). In local currencies net sales actually fell 2 per cent. Service revenue ...
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    Ivory Coast aims for service improvement with licence cull Edit Post

    The regulator in Ivory Coast has taken drastic action against what it sees as poor service in the country’s mobile market – withdrawing the licence of Café Mobile with further cuts to the remaining operators also promised. “There are seven licences. We aim to cut the number of mobile operators and keep only those who are ...
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    Telenor takes full ownership of India's Uninor Edit Post

    Telenor has completed its acquisition of the 26 per cent stake in its Indian venture held by Lakshdeep Investment & Finance, giving it 100 per cent of the company. The Norway-based group took complete ownership of Telewings, which operates under the Uninor brand, after receiving approval from India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board. The move follows the removal ...
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    DT, Orange revive EE sale talks — report Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom and Orange have reportedly resumed talks about the possibility of selling their EE joint venture, the largest mobile operator in the UK. According to sources, an IPO is believed to be the most likely option, although divesting the business to a financial investor or another operator is also believed to be possible. Neither Deutsche ...

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    Google’s Q3 hit by mobile advertising shift Edit Post

    Google said the number of clicks on adverts during the third quarter grew by 17 per cent over the same period in 2013, although the price of ads – the so-called average cost per click (CPC) – fell by two per cent, a reflection of the greater share of advertising on mobile phones. The number of ...
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    Apple updates iPad line; quietly launches Apple SIM Edit Post

    Apple announced its anticipated iPad update, which saw incremental upgrades to its tablet device line, with the company also repositioning its existing tablets to give options at a wider range of price points – including a new entry level. But a feature that was not even mentioned in the company’s presentation also piqued interest. The LTE-enabled ...


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    AlcaLu CTO welcomes small cell competition; dismisses balloons/drones as “quirky” Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Marcus Weldon, Alcatel-Lucent CTO and president of Bell Labs – Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm – sees a new wave of “healthy competition” between macro and small cell suppliers, but describes alternative solutions for network coverage, such as drones and balloons, as “not real infrastructure”. At the macro level, Weldon thinks there’s little room for vendor ...