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    India mulls future of loss-making firms like BSNL, MTNL Edit Post

    India’s stated-owned telecoms operators – BSNL and MTNL – are among ten loss-making companies the new government is considering closing. The Economics Times reported yesterday that officials were due to meet today to discuss the future of the ten firms, which had a combined net loss of INR245 billion ($4 billion) last fiscal year. The move is ...
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    Hon Hai, Lenovo, Xiaomi tipped for MVNO licences in China Edit Post

    Three smartphone makers – Hon Hai (Foxconn), Lenovo and Xiaomi – reportedly will be granted licences to operate as MVNOs in China. White-goods producer Haier and Hainan Airlines also are on the list of potential MVNOs. According to media sources in China and Taiwan, because Hon Hai is a Taiwanese company it is required to have a local ...
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    HTC linked with GoPro-rivalling camera Edit Post

    HTC is readying a move into the camera market, with a device set to rival similar products from GoPro, according to a Bloomberg report. Apparently, the ailing Taiwanese device maker will offer a device with 16MP sensor and “ultra wide-angle” lens, which connects with smartphones and tablets running Android or iOS. The move would come as the ...
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    Weve drops plans for wallet, payments Edit Post

    Weve, the UK joint venture between O2, Vodafone and EE, will no longer launch a mobile wallet and payments service next year, according to The Telegraph. The three operators could not agree on a common approach, said the report. The original intention was for the wallet and payment service to be developed by Weve and then ...
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    Deutsche Telekom drops Cosmote Romania brand Edit Post

    Cosmote Romania and fixed operator Romtelecom have both adopted the Telekom Romania brand, as parent Deutsche Telekom looks to simplify its appeal to the country’s users. The two companies will also take on Deutsche Telekom’s distinctive “T” logo. “Adding Romania to the Magenta map is a natural step in the evolution of Deutsche Telekom’s footprint in Europe. It ...

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    Apple trumpets iPhone pre-order record Edit Post

    Apple claimed a “record number of first day pre-orders” for its latest iPhones, passing four million in the first 24 hours. The company said that “demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply”, and while a “significant amount” will be delivered to customers from Friday onward, many are scheduled for October. Some observers had previously ...
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    Phones 4U goes into administration following EE withdrawal Edit Post

    UK retailer Phones 4U has been forced into administration, after operator EE said it would be ending its relationship with the company. EE’s decision follows a similar move from Vodafone UK, which informed Phones 4U at the beginning of the month that it did not plan to renew its contract when it expires in February next year. In ...


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    Google broadening Android One scope; unveils first devices Edit Post

    Google announced availability of the first phones under its Android One programme, while also revealing that a raft of new vendors have signed-up, and that the effort is also set for a geographic expansion. While the new devices are from previously announced partners – Micromax, Karbonn and Spice – and powered by MediaTek chips, new backers ...