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    Telecom Egypt appoints new CEO; raises questions over mobile stra... Edit Post

    Following the appointment of new government representatives onto the board of state-controlled Telecom Egypt (TE), the incumbent voted for a new CEO – existing board member Osama Yassin – sparking speculation that a change in mobile direction might be on the cards. Ousted CEO Mohamed el-Nawawy, who appeared keen on pursuing a mobile path through a ...
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    Apple says car is the “ultimate mobile device” Edit Post

    Apple dropped the biggest hint yet of its ambitions to transform the automobile industry after its SVP of operations Jeff Williams proclaimed the car as the “ultimate mobile device”. Speaking at the Code Conference, Williams said Apple is exploring “all kinds of categories where we can make a difference”, after being quizzed on stage about how ...
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    Belgium paves way for quadplay Edit Post

    Belgium’s telecoms regulator BIPT wants to lop a big chunk off wholesale cable prices, in a move that would throw open up the country’s quadplay market, particularly for Mobistar. The cable operators impacted are Telenet, Brutele and Coditel in the Brussels-Capital Region, in markets including the resale of analogue TV and broadband, as well as access ...
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    Sony details mobile profitability plans Edit Post

    Sony outlined a number of steps it is taking to return to profit in its mobile business, including effort to boost its position in the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. In a presentation to investors, Hiroki Totoki, president and CEO of the unit, noted that the company is looking to reduce operating expenses by simplifying and ...
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    Tanzanian government takes back 35% of TTCL from Airtel to regain... Edit Post

    The Tanzanian government has agreed to buy back a 35 per cent stake in Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) from Bharti Airtel for TZS14.6 billion ($7 million), with a senior government official confirming the state is now set to “regain sole ownership of the company”. The Economic Times reports that January Makamba, deputy minister for communication, science ...

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    Avago confirms $37B Broadcom buy Edit Post

    Semiconductor company Avago Technologies is to acquire rival Broadcom in a $37 billion deal, in a move which the acquirer said will give it “the most diversified communications platform in the semiconductor industry”. Hock Tan, president and CEO of Avago, said in a statement: “Today’s announcement marks the combination of the unparalleled engineering prowess of Broadcom with Avago’s heritage of ...
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    Jawbone alleging foul play by Fitbit Edit Post

    Jawbone is taking legal action against fitness band rival Fitbit, stating that it made efforts to “steal talent, trade secrets and intellectual property from its chief competitor”. Noting that Fitbit is in the process of preparing for an initial public offering, Jawbone said that the actions are a tacit acknowledgement that “it lacked the proprietary technology, ...


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    Smartphone growth set to slow on China, Android weakness – IDC Edit Post

    Smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 11.3 per cent in 2015, compared with 27.6 per cent in 2014, but despite the slowdown “many markets will experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond”, according to research firm IDC. The company said that it expects the year to bring “two notable milestones”. Firstly, this will be the first ...