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    Vodafone offers femto service for some in UK countryside Edit Post

    Vodafone UK is offering improved mobile coverage to users in rural communities, although only some will feel the benefits of a new programme based on its femtocell technology. The operator is giving up to 100 rural communities the chance to apply with their local MP for installation of its Open Sure Signal technology in their village ...
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    EC report: Telecoms industry sees revenue decline but investment ... Edit Post

    Revenue in the telecoms industry continued to fall but the investment picture is rosier, according to a European Commission report. The figures, which cover 2012, show revenue of €324 billion, which is down 3.3 per cent from €335 billion the previous year. In contrast, the US experienced a 5 per cent revenue growth while Japan was barely ...
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    Verizon posts profit growth on Wireless strength Edit Post

    Verizon Communications announced its sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit percentage growth in operating income, driven in part by a strong performance from its wireless unit. Revenue at its mobile arm in the second quarter increased 7.5 per cent year-on-year to $21.48 billion, with the service portion of this increasing by 5.9 per cent to $18.08 billion. Operating ...
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    America Movil blames regulators for Q2 blemish in Mexico Edit Post

    America Movil, controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, saw group sales and profits rise during Q2 – largely thanks to strong growth in mobile data and pay-TV – but took a pot shot at Mexico’s regulators for hampering performance in its home market. Group turnover was up 4 per cent, to MXP202.6 billion (US$15.6 billion). Revenue from mobile ...
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    Telefonica ropes in more than 250 partners in its M2M drive Edit Post

    Telefonica is running ahead of schedule with signing up recruits to its M2M partner programme, the company said. Over 250 companies, including device manufacturers, solution providers and distributors, have now joined its M2M Global Partner Programme, it announced. The programme’s original goal was to hit the 250 partner target by the end of 2014, so it is ...

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    Ruckus boss sees smart cities, big data causing a commotion Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Selina Lo, CEO of WiFi specialist Ruckus Wireless, talked up growing momentum for so-called ‘smart cities’ which combine wireless connectivity with big data analytics. In the city of San Jose, which has deployed Ruckus’ WiFi kit, Lo told Mobile World Live that such a combination is improving quality of lives. Having installed sensors for air quality, San ...
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    Huawei H1 sales boosted by 4G and smartphones Edit Post

    Chinese supplier Huawei said H1 2014 revenues were up 19 per cent year-on-year, to CNY135.8 billion ($21.9 billion), helped by increased LTE investment worldwide and growing brand awareness for its range of consumer devices. In a brief statement, Huawei said it also expected to post an operating margin of 18.3 per cent for the first six ...


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    Bell Labs picks UK for video research; president urges 5G innovation Edit Post

    As part of his drive to “rejuvenate Bell Labs for the new era”, Marcus Weldon, the firm’s president, told journalists yesterday that Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm had opened up a new video research facility in Cambridge, UK, and that 5G innovation was crucial in supporting the work there. “The focus is on real-time video content ...