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    Pakistan raises $1.1B in 3G/4G spectrum auction Edit Post

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced it had raised $903 million from the auction of 3G spectrum and another $210 million from the sale of a 4G licence. News agencies report that the four winners of 3G spectrum – all of which run mobile networks in Pakistan – are Russian-owned Mobilink, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), Norway’s Telenor, ...
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    5G development not a search for the 'killer app' Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: 5G networks need to be designed with a different mindset to previous generation technologies, with the focus being on enabling the most effective access to a wide range of content and services rather than being distracted by the search for a ‘killer app’, Rahim Tafazolli (pictured), director of ...
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    Qualcomm talks up LTE potential in unlicensed spectrum Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: Qualcomm touted the opportunity for operators to use LTE Advanced technology in unlicensed spectrum in order to help tackle capacity issues. In a presentation yesterday, Jilei Hou (pictured), director of engineering and corporate R&D for Qualcomm in China, said the technology will “have a pronounced impact, a substantial impact” for the ...
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    Volvo maps out vision of cars becoming mobile base stations Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: Mathanna Abdulhussein from Volvo suggested a future where cars could help provide coverage for next-generation cellular networks, while acknowledging that there is a lot of work to be done before such an idea could be put into practice. The executive, who leads cellular technology development projects for the car maker, said: “Cars will ...
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    Huawei spells out smartphone strategy to combat rivals Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: Huawei’s consumer devices business will take “a different line to other companies”, looking to word-of-mouth recommendations to counter the massive advertising campaigns undertaken by rivals such as Samsung and Apple, Eric Xu, rotating CEO of the Chinese infrastructure giant, said. In order to do this, the company needs to ...

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    Apple boosted by iPhone sales; defends iPad decline Edit Post

    Apple reported healthy results for its second fiscal quarter of the year, with both revenue and profit boosted by strong iPhone sales. The company reported revenue of $45.6 billion, up 4.6 per cent from $43.6 billion in the first quarter of 2013. Net profit was $10.2 billion, a 7.4 per cent year-on-year increase. Gross margin was ...
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    Facebook ratchets up mobile numbers again Edit Post

    Facebook kept hammering away at its mobile business as it reported first quarter results that showed advertising on mobile devices now accounts for 59 per cent of its total ad revenue. In its previous quarterly results (Q4, 2013) the company said mobile advertising grabbed more than half (53 per cent) of total spend. Now it is ...


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    Ericsson sales suffer as projects end; high-margin work boosts profits Edit Post

    Ericsson’s sales were hit by reduced demand in North America and Japan during the first quarter of 2014, but profit was boosted from the high margins generated by network capacity work. The infrastructure market leader reported net sales of SEK47.5 billion ($7.24 billion) for the first quarter of the year, down 9 per cent year-on-year. The sales decline ...