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    Norway delays spectrum auction ahead of consolidation Edit Post

    A planned spectrum auction in Norway has been postponed, due to TeliaSonera’s ongoing acquisition of the Norwegian arm of Tele2. The auction of spectrum in the 1.8GHz band was scheduled to take place in January 2015, but the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority said it will now set a new date for the process. John-Eivind Velure, assistant ...
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    Telefonica to discuss improved GVT bid — report Edit Post

    Telefonica’s board will this week discuss the possibility of making an improved bid for Brazilian fixed operator GVT in anticipation of a rival bid from Telecom Italia (TI), according to a Bloomberg report. A source said the new bid could value GVT at €8 billion and be presented prior to the board meeting of GVT owner, French ...
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    Intex debuts Firefox OS smartphone for India Edit Post

    Intex Technologies introduced the first Firefox OS smartphone targeting the Indian market, with the device being sold online for INR1,999 ($33). The move follows a partnership between the platform’s backer, Mozilla, and Spreadtrum, intended to deliver chipsets powering $25 dollar smartphones. At Mobile World Congress, Manoj Kohli, head of India’s Bharti Airtel, identified this price as ...
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    China again moves to open up telecoms sector Edit Post

    The Chinese government has once again taken steps to open the country’s largely monopolised telecoms sector by giving another six private firms licences to re-sell mobile services. The move yesterday comes seven months after the Industry and Information Technology Ministry (MIIT) first granted licences to 19 private firms, and is part of its efforts to restructure ...
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    California to require smartphone 'kill switch' in 2015 Edit Post

    California has become the second state in the US to pass legislation that requires smartphones to have a ‘kill switch’ that can remotely block stolen phones from being reactivated, making them less valuable to thieves. Minnesota passed a similar law in May  which goes into effect 1 July 2015. The new law in California, signed by the state’s ...

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    Vodafone – again – subject to AT&T speculation; inks Greek acquisition Edit Post

    There was renewed speculation that Vodafone Group is set to be the subject of a takeover bid from AT&T, sending its share price swiftly upward in anticipation, as the UK-based player also announced an acquisition in the Greek market. A deal between Vodafone and AT&T was mooted earlier this year, forcing the US player to issue ...
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    Sprint hits back at T-Mobile with cheaper unlimited plan Edit Post

    Now that their proposed merger is off the table, tension is increasing between Sprint and T-Mobile as both operators today (21 August) announced unlimited data plan offers designed to steal each other’s thunder. T-Mobile US is to offer a year’s unlimited LTE data to any of its ‘Simple Choice’ customers who can sign up Sprint users. Subscribers signed ...