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    M2M to make up 10% of cellular connections by 2020 – GSMA Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 NORTH AMERICA: M2M connections will account for at least 10 per cent of the global mobile market by 2020, according to a forecast from GSMA Intelligence. The number of connections will be nearly one billion (974 million) of the 10 billion total mobile connections expected by the end of the period – ...
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    GSMA report urges US M2M market to fulfill potential Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 NORTH AMERICA: A new report from the GSMA hails the United States as one of the most advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) markets in the world, but the industry association warns the sector must address a number of major challenges in order to fulfill its potential. Citing GSMA Intelligence data, the report claims ...
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    Mexico receives first bid to build state-owned mobile network Edit Post

    The Mexican government reportedly received the first bid to build a proposed state-owned mobile network aimed at curbing the dominance of American Movil. According to Reuters sources, an unnamed consortium, which has received input from infrastructure companies Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent, submitted a bid to build the network which is estimated to require investment of around $10 ...
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    Employees express their BYOD trust fears Edit Post

    Among employees using their own mobile device in the workplace, trust in their employer to manage it is the leading concern, according to a new survey into attitudes towards bring your own device (BYOD) adoption. The survey found that only 30 per cent of respondents wanted their employer to manage corporate mobility, whereas 42 per cent ...
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    Vodafone, EE snap up Phones 4U stores Edit Post

    Vodafone UK and EE are to take over some of the 550 retail stores belonging to Phones 4U after the independent retailer went into administration last week. Vodafone released a statement saying it had agreed with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Phones 4U’s administrator, to take over 140 retail stores as part of its retail expansion programme. Around 900 former ...

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    ITU's Touré claims central role for 5G Edit Post

    LIVE FROM WWRF/techUK 5G HUDDLE: Hamadoun Toure (pictured), Secretary-General of the ITU – a UN agency championing ICT adoption and global standards – said it will play a key role in defining and standardising 5G and that “work was already well underway” to achieve that. “ITU and the ICT industry have recognised the relationship between IMT ...
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    Iliad sets mid-October deadline in T-Mobile US bid Edit Post

    Faced with a search for additional financial backing and the need to convince a sceptical Deutsche Telekom, French operator Iliad set itself a mid-October deadline to press on or walk away from its T-Mobile US bid, according to Reuters. Majority shareholder Deutsche Telekom doubts whether Iliad can improve T-Mobile US as the French operator has no ...


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    Asia home to five of world's top 12 operators Edit Post

    Five Asian mobile operators are among the top 12 mobile operators in the world according to the latest ranking by GSMA Intelligence. China’s big three were all in the top ten, with India’s Bharti Airtel 11th and Japan’s SoftBank 12th. The ranking is calculated by adding together each operator’s ranking in mobile connections and mobile revenue for ...