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    Sky strikes O2 wholesale deal as quadplay battle escalates Edit Post

    Satellite TV broadcaster Sky has struck a multi-year deal in the UK to gain wholesale access to 2G, 3G and 4G services over Telefonica O2’s network. It plans to launch its first mobile service in 2016. The deal, which has been mooted in recent days, follows BT’s dramatic bid to re-enter the mobile market by buying ...
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    Facebook keeps revenue flowing but costs are on the rise Edit Post

    Facebook’s revenue may have hit new heights in Q4 but the social networking giant also saw a steep rise in expenses as it places bets on the future. Fourth-quarter revenue grew by 49 per cent to $3.85 billion, driven by advertising on mobile phones and tablets. Mobile advertising revenue represented 69 per cent of advertising revenue for Q4, ...
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    Qualcomm warns on chip weakness; misses “large customer” deal Edit Post

    Chipmaker Qualcomm lowered its semiconductor guidance for the second half of 2015, while seemingly confirming previous reports that it has been dropped as a supplier for Samsung’s anticipated Galaxy S6. In a statement, the company said that it has seen a “shift in share among OEMs at the premium tier, which has reduced our near-term opportunity ...
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    Nokia Q4 boosted by North America, swings back to profit Edit Post

    Ericsson may be feeling the pinch in North America, but Nokia enjoyed a strong fourth quarter there, nearly doubling network sales – year-on-year – to €514 million. The improved performance in this market helped boost overall sales by 9.2 per cent to €3.8 billion. More encouragingly, the Finnish company returned to profit, although that’s mainly because ...
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    Mobile unit drives LG’s revenue growth in 2014 Edit Post

    Strong growth in LG Electronics’ mobile communications unit helped the company more than double its net profit last year and increase revenue four per cent to KRW59.04 trillion ($55.9 billion). The South Korean electronics giant reported a 125 per cent jump in its 2014 net profit to KRW501 billion. The mobile communications unit posted the strongest growth among ...

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    Apple shares top smartphone spot with Samsung Edit Post

    Apple has tied with Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor for the first time since Q4 2011. Apple shipped 74.5 million smartphones worldwide and captured a 19.6 per cent market share in Q4 2014, increasing from 17.6 per cent a year earlier, while Samsung grabbed the same share - falling from 29.6 per cent in Q4 2013. The report ...
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    Samsung cites signs of smartphone recovery Edit Post

    Samsung said that its focus for 2015 is on improving profitability in its struggling handset unit, as it cited some early signs of recovery at the end of 2014. The company said that compared with the previous sequential quarter, profit in its IT & Mobile Communications unit improved, despite a “slight” decline in smartphone shipments. This ...


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    Apple’s world-record Q1 reflects growing iPhone reliance Edit Post

    Apple reported the largest net profit ever for a public company in the three months to December, powered by 74.5 million iPhone sales. Strikingly, the contribution of the iPhone to Apple’s total revenue leapt to 69 per cent in Q1 2015 from 56 per cent a year earlier. However, the quarterly numbers also told another story – ...