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  • Visa Europe

    Visa ready to help partners launch mobile payments after work on ... Edit Post

    Ryan Mclnerney, global president of Visa Inc, speaking at this morning’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) keynote on digital transactions and social interactions, said the huge effort involved in helping Apple Pay get off the ground has put it in a position to help others, including mobile operators, launch rival mobile payment services. “We are the payment ...
  • BBVA sees Apple, Samsung as threats – and likes it Edit Post

    Spain’s BBVA is a bank that no longer wants to behave like one and, according to CEO Francisco Gonzalez, is happy to live with rivals moving onto its patch. Earlier this week at Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced its plan to launch a new mobile payment service, as the South Korean vendor takes on Apple Pay ...
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    Orange puts pieces into place for MEA growth Edit Post

    Orange is building the foundations for its continued growth in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and also hopes to be able to exploit future opportunities for consolidation in the region. The France-based operator is in the process of placing all of its 20 units in MEA under one holding company, replacing the multiple holding companies ...
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    Huawei’s Honor aims high with latest smartphones Edit Post

    Ambitious smartphone brand Honor announced two new products targeting its market of “digital natives”, including a device with camera technology it hopes will set it apart from rivals. The Honor 6+ (pictured) has a “unique bionic parallel 8MP rear camera, providing a maximum resolution of 13MP combined”, alongside its “patented 3IE algorithmic engine”, which delivers more ...
  • Wi-Fi Alliance outlines opportunities and risks with LTE-U Edit Post

    Plans to operate LTE networks in the unlicensed 5GHz band got a good airing at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but the Wi-Fi Alliance continued to reiterate its warning that early deployments of the technology entail as much risk as opportunity. Speaking to Mobile World Live, Edgar Figueroa, the president and CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance, ...

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    MWC 2015: Day 3 highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live brings you all the action from Tuesday at MWC, including exclusive clips of FCC chair Tom Wheeler’s keynote, and the launch of BlackBerry’s new smartphone.
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    MWC 2015: Day 2 highlights Edit Post

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google SVP Sundar Pichai made headlines on the official opening day of this year’s MWC. Meanwhile operator keynotes argued that regulators should stop treating network operators and internet players differently. Plus we’ve highlights of the Microsoft and Sony launch events.

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    Zuckerberg makes case for free mobile data; operators cautious Edit Post

    Mark Zuckerberg told delegates at Mobile World Congress (MWC) that offering free basic internet services can help mobile operators grow their businesses faster in emerging markets. Under questioning from Wired Magazine’s Jessi Hempel, the founder and chief executive of Facebook said internet.org “works”. A Facebook-led initiative, internet.org has the aim of connecting everyone on the planet. As ...