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    Nearly one fifth of all mobile data carried by O2 is 4G Edit Post

    O2 celebrated the first anniversary of its 4G launch by churning out some chunky usage numbers for a service that has a somewhat lower profile than those of rivals EE and Vodafone. Although O2 has not revealed its 4G subscribers numbers, they are obviously significantly smaller for than the rest of its base.  Yet, almost 20 ...
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    DT open to T-Mobile US offers — report Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom’s senior managers reportedly said they would be willing to listen to offers to acquire T-Mobile US that value the resurgent business at $35 per share or more. According to Bloomberg, a source said a strategy meeting in Berlin yesterday included discussions suggesting that $35 to $40 per share would be a realistic valuation range to trigger ...
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    Oi seeks partners for TIM bid — report Edit Post

    Oi, the Brazilian integrated operator, is believed to be looking for partners with which to make a bid for Telecom Italia’s controlling stake in TIM Participacoes. Bloomberg sources said the company’s adviser, Banco BTG Pactual, is talking with Telefonica and America Movil about a mostly cash offer for the second biggest mobile operator in Brazil. It is ...
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    Weekly Asia Briefs: Xiaomi on top in China, Nokia moves down mark... Edit Post

    In a regular new series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Xiaomi remains on top in China Xiaomi was the top-selling smartphone in China for the fourth consecutive month in July and, according to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, had a 31.6-per cent market share. The market research company said Samsung was ...
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    Apple, NXP work on NFC-enabled iPhone Edit Post

    Apple is working with Dutch firm NXP, the world’s leading NFC chipset vendor, to include the short-range wireless technology in the next iPhone, according to The Financial Times. An NFC-based iPhone would enable users to tap and pay for goods in shops as well as buy tickets on public transport, among other applications. Whether an NFC-based smartphone ...

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    Vivendi picks Telefonica for exclusive GVT talks Edit Post

    Vivendi said it will enter exclusive negotiations with Telefonica over the sale of its Brazilian fixed-line arm GVT, favouring the Spanish company’s bid over an offer made by Telecom Italia. The French company said that Telefonica’s offer is “particularly attractive”, generating a capital gain of €3 billion. Other conditions of the deal, “limiting to a strict ...
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    Bouygues Telecom H1 show scars from French price wars Edit Post

    Rampant competition in the French mobile market left its mark on Bouygues Telecom’s first-half 2014 results, as the operator reported both declining sales and profit. Total sales fell by 5 per cent to €2.2 billion to end-June, while sales from the operator’s network sales were even worse – down 8 per cent to €1.9 billion.  The ...


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    TI finally makes GVT bid as Telefonica ups offer Edit Post

    Telecom Italia (TI) has made a bid of around €7 billion to acquire Brazilian fixed operator GVT from French media company Vivendi, with Telefonica submitting an improved rival offer worth €7.45 billion. The offer from TI, which has been rumoured for some time, includes €1.7 billion in cash, 16 per cent of its own share capital ...