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    Airtel’s profit rebounds with strong push from data Edit Post

    Bharti Airtel’s net income in Q3 surged 170 per cent to INR13.8 billion ($229 million) as growth in data revenue helped deliver the highest quarterly profit in more than three years. Its overall revenue grew 7 per cent to INR228.5 billion ($3.77 billion), with its core Indian market seeing growth of 12.3 per cent – accounting for ...
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    BlackBerry CEO talks up back-to-roots Classic device Edit Post

    In an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users, John Chen (pictured), the firm’s chief executive, extolled what he believed were similar qualities in the upcoming Classic device to ones that made the Bold model so popular in the past. “It’s tempting in a rapidly changing, rapidly growing mobile market to change for the sake ...
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    Lenovo closes $2.9B Moto deal Edit Post

    Lenovo has completed the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a deal which the Chinese vendor claims pushes it into third spot in the smartphone vendor league table. The deal was first announced in January 2014. Motorola will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary and its headquarters will remain in Chicago. “By building a strong number three and a credible ...
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    AlcaLu CEO insists Shift Plan on track, despite revenue fall Edit Post

    Alcatel-Lucent’s sales dropped nearly 6 per cent during Q3, dragged down in part by lighter LTE spending in North America, but a tighter control on costs – courtesy of the firm’s Shift Plan – has widened margins and reduced cash burn. “Since the launch of the Shift Plan, our primary objective is to enable the company ...
  • EE

    EE launches LTE-Advanced in central London; more to follow in 2015 Edit Post

    EE launched its LTE-Advanced service in central London offering peak download speeds of 150Mb/s, although initially it will only be available on two Samsung devices. The operator is offering the service on the Samsung Note 4 and Samsung Alpha. The company argued both devices were mainstream and told Mobile World Live they will be followed by others in ...

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    Sony appoints new head of mobile Edit Post

    Sony has appointed senior vice president Hiroki Totoki as the new head of its mobile division in the hope of reviving its smartphone business, which has been struggling recently. Totoki replaces incumbent Kunimasa Suzuki, on 16 November, who moves to become an executive vice president of Sony Entertainment. Sony had initially set a target of hitting sales ...
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    Mobile phone growth slows in Q3 — Strategy Analytics Edit Post

    Mobile phone shipments reached 459.5 million units globally during the third quarter of 2014, representing a 7.6 per cent year-on-year growth. However, this was down on the 9.4 per cent growth seen in the same quarter a year ago. Strategy Analytics, which published the data, attributed much of the overall growth in the market to healthy ...


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    Samsung confirms weak Q3 as device prices tumble Edit Post

    Samsung confirmed its anticipated weak Q3 numbers, as falling selling prices led to a drop in revenue which “put pressure on the cost structure”. The South Korean handset giant was quick to admit its failings. “Price premiums have eroded due to lower degrees of differentiation among devices in the market and a rapidly changing competitive landscape ...