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    VimpelCom's Djezzy deal nears, as price deemed fair Edit Post

    The sale of a controlling stake in Algerian operator Djezzy to the country’s government looks likely to go ahead after the agreed price was deemed fair. Financial adviser HC said a fair price for the 51 per cent stake held by VimpelCom subsidiary Global Telecom Holding (GTH) is $2.54 billion, 4 per cent lower than the ...
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    Docomo, Huawei demo LTE over unlicensed spectrum Edit Post

    Japan’s NTT Docomo and China’s Huawei said today they have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over unlicensed 5GHz spectrum — a breakthrough that could ultimately give operators complementary access to LTE bands to increase data speeds and cell capacity. The research, carried out at a Huawei facility in Beijing over the past six months, used ...
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    Microsoft picks Opera for feature phone browser Edit Post

    Microsoft has selected Opera Mini as the default web browser for its existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio – a product line that is unlikely to see much more attention from the computing giant in the future. To this end, the deal seems to make some sense: Microsoft will no longer need to maintain and ...
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    Asian consumers take tablets for voice connectivity Edit Post

    Consumers in Asia Pacific are showing no reluctance to using large-format devices to make voice calls. In fact, they increasingly are falling in love with bigger screens – particularly tablets that are at the same time gaining voice capability and shrinking below 10 inches. A quarter of tablet shipments in Q2 in the region (excluding Japan) were ...
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    Vodafone Australia’s core upgrade to pave way for VoLTE Edit Post

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia selected Ericsson to modernise its core network and prepare for the launch of VoLTE trials later this year and a full commercial rollout early next year. The company’s CTO Benoit Hanssen said its current 4G networks focus on supporting faster data services. “But no Australian network offers voice calls on its 4G network, ...

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    AlcaLu CEO claims “control of destiny” after clearing patent-related loan Edit Post

    Thanks to a successful bond issue, and chipping in with its own cash, Alcatel-Lucent managed to pay back early a $1.75 billion loan that was secured with the group’s patents. “The early repayment of the senior secured loan taken out in January 2013 is another major milestone in our execution of The Shift Plan,” said Michel ...
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    ZTE forecasts strong profit growth following H1 hike Edit Post

    ZTE said that improvements on its margins for international contracts, coupled with growth in its domestic 4G infrastructure business, had boosted its bottom line in the first half of 2014 – with the company promising “triple digit” profit growth in its nine-month forecast. The company reported a profit attributable to shareholders of CNY1.13 billion ($183.75 million), ...


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    Telenor opens up on Myanmar challenges Edit Post

    Telenor has laid out the unique challenges posed by building mobile networks in the untapped region of Myanmar, including a struggling legal framework and instances of child labour. Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg briefed the media yesterday on how the company is addressing the widespread risks and uncertainties of doing business in what many say is the ...