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    BlackBerry unveils aggressive Passport promotion Edit Post

    BlackBerry kicked off a campaign to win back iPhone users to the fold, offering benefits of up to $550 for buyers of its latest Passport smartphone. Buyers can get back up to $400 for an iPhone (iPhone 4S and later are eligible), with an additional $150 prepaid card. The offer is only open to buyers in North ...
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    Sony focused on handset profit following tough 2014 Edit Post

    Hiroki Totoki, recently-appointed head of Sony’s mobile devices division, said that profitability is its immediate focus rather than growing shipment volumes or market share, according to reports. The executive said he is looking to “carry out structural reforms to make sure the company structure becomes robust so that we can take on new challenges”, according to ...
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    MTS ups forecast but Ukraine concerns persist Edit Post

    Russia’s MTS increased its guidance for 2014, while warning that “the situation in Ukraine remains highly volatile and creates uncertainty at the Group level”. “It is hard to forecast what the operational trends in Ukraine would be going forward,” Andrei Dubovskov, president and CEO (pictured), said. In a statement, the CEO noted that the company expects strength ...
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    Telekom Austria raises €997M in cash call Edit Post

    Telekom Austria has finalised a share sale through which it raised €997 million. Among other objectives, the net proceeds will be used to pursue M&A opportunities so the operator can strengthen existing operations through in-market consolidation, as well as diversifying in those markets where it is currently mobile-only, and pursuing new opportunities, the company said in a ...
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    NII Holdings unveils restructuring plan Edit Post

    NII Holdings, which runs mobile operations in three Latin American markets under the Nextel brand, announced a restructuring plan with which it hopes to exit the bankruptcy protection it entered in September. Steve Shindler, NII Holdings CEO, said the plan “provides a path for the company to emerge from bankruptcy in a healthy financial position to effectively ...

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    T-Mobile US doubles down on free music service Edit Post

    T-Mobile US dramatically expanded the number of services included in Music Freedom, its zero-rated music streaming offering. The operator has added 14 new services including Google Play Music, Xbox Music and Soundcloud. The likes of Pandora, Rhapsody and iTunes radio are already on board.  There a total of 27 streaming services now on offer via Music ...
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    Telefonica eyes cost savings from €14B BT deal — report Edit Post

    Despite yesterday’s statement by BT that discussions are at a “highly preliminary stage” regarding an acquisition of UK mobile operator O2, some details of a possible deal with O2′s parent Telefonica are already moving fast, according to El Confidencial. The UK fixed incumbent could offer “at least €6 billion in cash” for O2, in addition to ...


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    BT in acquisition talks with two UK operators Edit Post

    BT confirmed it is in acquisition talks with two UK operators, one of which is O2, following a media report that Telefonica was willing to offload its UK unit in exchange for a 20 per cent stake in the UK fixed incumbent. The second operator attracting the interest of BT is thought to be EE. In a statement, ...