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    India’s operators call for 2-year wait for 700MHz auction Edit Post

    A day after India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) announced it is planning another spectrum auction, likely to be held early next year, the country’s mobile operators have urged the government to put off the sale of the 700MHz band for two years to give them time to prepare their business strategies. The country plans to offer ...
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    Australia leans on TD-LTE for NBN fixed-wireless success Edit Post

    INTERVIEW: Australia’s ambitious and controversial national broadband network project has accelerated rapidly over the past year and now reaches 1.2 million premises – up from 300,000 when the current government took power in 2013. NBN Co, the state-owned fixed wholesale provider, uses a combination of satellite in the most remote areas, as well as fixed-wireless, fibre ...
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    Myanmar invites bids for fourth operator Edit Post

    Myanmar invited local firms to step forward for a fourth mobile licence in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. In a two-stage process, local public companies with registered capital of at least $2.3 billion are invited to state their interest in the licence by 24 August, according to Reuters. Later, the winner will chose a ...
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    Baidu CEO: We are still interested in HERE Edit Post

    The consortium of German carmakers may look to be in pole position for mapmaker HERE, but no-one told Baidu’s CEO he is out of the race. Robin Li told Re/code: “We’re still interested. We only have the Chinese data right now.” He then added: “We need the global mapping data going forward.” According to reports last ...
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    Facebook marks Internet.org’s first birthday with new approach Edit Post

    Facebook said it is entering a new phase to how operators and developers join Internet.org, as it looks to scale up the affordable internet initiative. The social media firm launched a new partner portal through which operators sign up for and turn on Internet.org. The portal, which includes technical tools and best practices, is an attempt ...

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    EE sees revenue growth in Q2 – just Edit Post

    EE trumpeted a “return to growth in operating revenue” during the second quarter of 2015, up a slim 0.1 per cent to £1.51 billion. Growth was up 2.2 per cent year-on-year when excluding regulatory impacts. Olaf Swantee, the company’s CEO, said: “The business continues to focus squarely on improving customer satisfaction and on cross-selling our innovative range of ...
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    EC clears Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal Edit Post

    The European Commission gave the green-light to Nokia’s proposed multi-billion dollar acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, stating that the deal “would not raise competition concerns”. This is because “the parties are not close competitors and since a number of strong global competitors will remain active after the transaction”, it continued. The regulator said that although the merged businesses have combined ...


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    Vodafone sees signs of European recovery in Q1 Edit Post

    Vodafone Group talked up the positives in its quarterly update, although it is still clearly facing challenges in its core European markets – and the company offered no further updates on its asset exchange discussions with Liberty Global. Group service revenue decreased 2.9 per cent to £9.17 billion, although Vodafone highlighted that in organic terms – excluding M&A and ...