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    TeliaSonera Q1 sales boosted by currency swings; profits hit by R... Edit Post

    TeliaSonera’s Q1 revenue climbed 8.8 per cent, year-on-year, to a shade over SEK26 billion ($3 billion), but strip out favourable currency swings and sales were up by a more subdued 1.5 per cent. Reported service revenue was up 6.5 per cent, to SEK22.8 billion, but when expressed in local currencies service revenue actually dipped, by 1.1 ...
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    Tele2 upbeat on 4G-first pitch; forecasts flat outlook Edit Post

    Alternative operator group Tele2 talked up its data-centric strategy with Q1 results that saw mobile end-user service revenue leap 10 per cent to SEK 3.18 billion ($365 million). The operator’s aim is to monetise its subscribers’ growing demand for 4G data, an approach it hopes will boost profit as well as revenue. “The first quarter 2015 showed ...
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    Qualcomm may manufacture next-gen chips at Samsung factories Edit Post

    Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor may be manufactured at Samsung’s chip-making plants rather than at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and other foundries as is currently the case, according to Re/code. Both companies have as yet not commented. Samsung had dropped Qualcomm’s processor for its latest phone, the Galaxy S6, deciding to go for its own Exynos chip ...
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    Huawei CEO talks up need for services growth Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2015: Rotating CEO Eric Xu is on a mission to see Huawei boost its services proposition, noting that it is “not enough for Huawei to only be a products provider”. “In the past, our strategy was driven by products, and services were supporting this. Moving forward, we want to move ...
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    Huawei head: AlcaLu/Nokia deal “a must” Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2015: Eric Xu, deputy chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei, claimed the Chinese vendor is “pleased to see consolidation” through the planned €15.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia. “Personally, I think this outcome is a must,” he said. According to Bernstein Research, the new Nokia will have a 35 per cent share ...

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    ZTE sees strong upside to Nokia-AlcaLu tie-up Edit Post

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ZTE is upbeat on Nokia’s intention to acquire Alcatel-Lucent and believes the combination will create more opportunity, since operators will have a more limited selection but will still need gear from multiple vendors. David Dai Shu (pictured), ZTE’s assistant to the president and global spokesperson, expects the blockbuster €15.6 billion acquisition to help it ...
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    Google scales up Project Loon balloon initiative Edit Post

    Google claims its Project Loon initiative is on track to provide a realistic alternative to traditional mobile networks in unconnected regions of the world. Loon is an ambitious project that attempts to use helium-filled balloons to provide internet connectivity, and has so far been tested by operators such as Telefonica, Telstra and Vodafone. In a new promo ...


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    Zuckerberg defends Internet.org in face of Indian controversy Edit Post

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was forced to defend Internet.org after a number of prominent Indian firms withdrew from the initiative over net neutrality concerns. He argued in a blog against those who say offering some internet services for free – so-called zero-rating – is counter to the principle of net neutrality. Zuckerberg portrayed himself as net neutrality’s biggest ...