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    BlackBerry head claims “very strong” device roadmap; promises MWC... Edit Post

    BlackBerry has a “very strong” device roadmap, and intends providing an update on its plans at Mobile World Congress 2015, according to John Chen, the company’s CEO. With the Passport device announced last week – and more than 200,000 orders in place as of last Friday – the executive said that its focus now is on the ...
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    China – rewriting the rules on mobile stat success Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: Only in China does a net gain of 635,000 connections in a single month by the country’s second-largest operator constitute a ‘subscriber growth crisis’. China Unicom reported its lowest net gain this year in August after adding 888,000 connections in July. And that was way down from an average of 1.75 – 2.6 million ...
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    Four operators net 4G spectrum in Hungary Edit Post

    Hungary’s telecoms body said it raised HUF130.6 billion ($530.25 million) through an auction of 4G mobile broadband spectrum. NMHH said it sold licences for airwaves in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands, as well as unallocated 900MHz and 1.8GHz spectrum. The four licence winners are Deutsche Telekom’s Magyar Telekom, the Hungarian units of Vodafone and Telenor, and new ...
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    Telenor extends long-running tenure of CEO Baksaas Edit Post

    Telenor, the world’s tenth-largest operator group in terms of connections, has asked CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas (pictured) to extend his contract until the end of next year. Baksaas, who has accepted the offer, has held the top post at Telenor for over 12 years. He is also chairman of the GSMA. During his tenure, the Norwegian company ...
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    Mexico planning shared network pilots – report Edit Post

    A series of pilots are planned for a proposed state-owned shared network in Mexico, which has the aim of boosting wireless competition in the country, according to El Financiero. The Ministry of Communications and Transport in Mexico will conduct the tests using the 700MHz band in order to gather technical information that can be used in ...

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    iPhone 6 approved for October 17 sale in China Edit Post

    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced today it has approved licences for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – almost three weeks after Apple launched the larger-screen device. Reuters reported that the approval came after the MIIT conducted “rigorous security testing” and negotiations with Apple over potential security risks related to personal data. There ...
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    Deutsche Telekom considers putting US sale on hold for a year — report Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom might hold off selling its stake in T-Mobile US — at least until the dust settles on forthcoming US spectrum auctions and the regulatory mood shifts more positively, said Reuters. Only one bid sits on the table for T-Mobile US — and that’s from France’s Iliad, about which Deutsche Telekom is lukewarm. Iliad has given ...


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    BlackBerry loss shrinks, as focus moves to revenue growth Edit Post

    Troubled Canadian enterprise mobility player BlackBerry narrowed its quarterly loss, as CEO John Chen said the company is “confident that we will achieve breakeven cash flow by the end of FY15”. “Our workforce restructuring is now complete, and we are focusing on revenue growth with judicious investments to further our leadership position in enterprise mobility and security, ...