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    South Korean operators punished for breaking subsidy laws again Edit Post

    South Korean operators have been fined and given sales bans for once again breaking government rules around handset subsidies. According to the country’s Yonhap, an investigation by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) between 26 May and 13 June fund that the average subsidy offered by SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG Uplus was KRW616,000 (€454). The ...
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    Qualcomm willing to give ground on China antitrust case - report Edit Post

    Qualcomm said it is willing to modify its pricing in China and put an end to an antitrust probe conducted by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), according to Reuters. NDRC, in a statement on its website, said its officials had met on Thursday (21 August) with a Qualcomm delegation, which included President Derek Aberle. “Qualcomm ...
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    Brazil aims to raise more than $3B through 4G auction Edit Post

    Plans for an auction of spectrum suitable for 4G services have been unveiled by Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel, which aims to raise more than $3 billion through the process, as detailed by Reuters. The auction of the 700MHz spectrum is scheduled for 30 September, according to an Anatel statement, and will raise a minimum of BRL7.71 ...
  • Indonesia

    Indonesia’s PT Telkom to drive growth through MVNOs, Silicon Vall... Edit Post

    State-owned PT Telkom, which runs fixed and mobile operations in Indonesia, is planning to launch a number of MVNOs in the Middle East, targeting Indonesians living and travelling in the region. It’s also looking to team up with Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firms to compete better on global digital services. Arief Yahya, CEO, told The ...
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    China talks to Korea to build Qualcomm antitrust case Edit Post

    China’s authorities have reportedly had discussions with their counterparts in South Korea to share notes on the mainland’s antitrust case against US chipmaker Qualcomm for alleged monopolistic practices. Reuters reported yesterday that the country’s two antitrust regulators met in May and June to discuss Korea’s experience in handling similar cases. Back in 2009, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission ...

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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 ...