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    DT, Orange, Telefonica and Nokia support 5G consortium Edit Post

    Vendors Alcatel-Lucent, NEC and Nokia Networks, as well as operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefonica, are backing a group with the brief to think creatively about the mobile network architecture for 5G. The 5G NORMA (Novel Radio Multiservice adaptive network Architecture) group, which is part of the 5GPPP initiative, will begin work this month (July) for a ...
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    ZTE and MTN launch IoT platform in Africa Edit Post

    Chinese vendor ZTE has partnered with Africa’s MTN Group to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing a dedicated network to connect devices and systems, as well as a global M2M SIM card in Africa. The platform, already live in South Africa, claims to adopt “cutting-edge technologies suited to developing markets, bringing flexible connectivity for devices in ...
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    South Africa sells Vodacom stake; Neotel deal gains antitrust app... Edit Post

    South Africa’s government confirmed the sale of its 14 per cent stake in Vodacom, which is worth more than $2 billion, to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The government has been considering selling the stake since at least last year, as part of its plans to raise funding for struggling state power utility Eskom Holdings. The proceeds ...
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    Telecom Egypt to get 4G licence next year Edit Post

    Egypt’s telecoms minister said state-controlled Telecom Egypt (TE) will get a 4G mobile licence next year, according to Reuters. Last year, the government approved the unified licence (for which TE agreed to pay $350 million) allowing the fixed-line monopoly to run mobile services using the existing infrastructure of operators, but implementation has been delayed. Local media said disputes about licence details ...
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    TeliaSonera, Telenor name top execs for proposed Danish JV Edit Post

    TeliaSonera and Telenor appointed three execs, including CEO Hilde Tonne, to run their merged operation in Denmark, which is awaiting approval by the European Commission. In addition to Tonne (pictured), Soren Abildgaard was named as Deputy CEO and Dennis Kilian as CFO of the proposed entity. Earlier this month, the EC pressed the two operators for greater ...

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    Xiaomi announces Brazil launch; names new CFO Edit Post

    Chinese handset maker Xiaomi took its first major steps outside of Asia after announcing the launch of its smartphones in Brazil, and vowed to expand further across Latin America. Five year old Xiaomi, which was valued at $46 billion in its latest funding round, is thought of as the world’s most valuable start-up, and will sell ...
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    Novatel Wireless chief claims IoT is struggling to scale Edit Post

    The CEO of US M2M player Novatel Wireless, Alex Mashinsky, believes a perceived slowdown in IoT (Internet of Things) growth represents a disconnect between industry projections and reality, but conceded that the segment continues to struggle with scale. Mashinsky’s comments come after Ericsson appeared to backtrack last month on its well-publicised vision that 50 billion devices ...


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    Samsung readying Tizen smartphones as sales top 1M Edit Post

    Samsung Electronics has reportedly sold one million Tizen-powered smartphones in India, showing some (if not staggering) momentum for the fledgling platform. The first device in the line – Z1 – is available in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and is priced as a “value” proposition rather than competing on features. While the lion’s share of sales ...