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    China Telecom aims for 95% 4G coverage by year-end Edit Post

    China Telecom is on track to build what it says is the world’s largest LTE-FDD network, with 460,000 base stations giving it 95 per cent population coverage by the end of the year. The country’s third largest mobile player, with 192 million connections, only received its nationwide FDD-LTE licence (along with rival China Unicom) at the ...
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    MasterCard hopes its face fits with new biometrics initiative Edit Post

    MasterCard is to launch a pilot with 500 users to test fingerprint and facial recognition technology, according to CNN Money. The pilot will measure whether biometrics are a viable alternative to passwords for e-commerce sites. The rationale is that passwords are often forgotten, stolen and intercepted, although impersonating another individual’s physical characteristics is obviously also possible. A Mobey ...
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    Online leak appears to 'reveal' BlackBerry Android smartphone Edit Post

    A leaked image (pictured) appears to show an upcoming BlackBerry device running on Android, the strongest indication yet that the troubled handset maker is set to adopt the operating system. The image, tweeted by Evan Blass, a Mashable freelance journalist renowned for accurate leaks, surfaced following a Reuters report earlier this month suggesting BlackBerry was working on ...
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    Airtel claims India lacks mobile towers Edit Post

    Bharti Airtel claims a lack of mobile towers in India is causing an increase in call drops, following comments from the country’s telecoms minister urging operators to improve customer service. Airtel’s Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO for India and South Asia, said the country needs “both spectrum and more sites for mobile towers”, in an interview ...
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    Far EasTone leads consortium to acquire cable TV operator for $2.3B Edit Post

    A consortium of investors led by FarEasTone Telecommunications and Morgan Stanley signed a MoU to buy Taiwan’s largest cable-television operator, China Network Systems, from private-equity firm MBK Partners for around $2.3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. Including several local investors, the agreement will be finalised in the coming days and will allow FarEasTone, Taiwan’s third largest operator, to ...

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    Samsung's Q2 earnings to miss forecasts, but worst may be over Edit Post

    South Korea’s Samsung reported today that its Q2 operating profit is expected to fall 4 per cent to KRW6.9 trillion ($6.13 billion) from a year ago, while revenue looks likely to drop 8.3 per cent to KRW48 trillion. Analysts had forecast an operating profit of KRW7.1-7.2 trillion. The company’s estimate, however, was up 15.4 per cent ...
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    Yota denies ditching Android for Sailfish Edit Post

    Russian devices start-up Yota is not abandoning Android and opting for Jolla’s Sailfish operating system, as some reports have suggested. A spokesperson for Yota told Mobile World Live “it is not true,” although no further detail was given. The Digital Reader quoted Yota CEO Vlad Martyanov as saying that the company does not have “any ongoing development ...


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    HTC's Q2 revenue halved from year ago Edit Post

    HTC, the troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker, delivered poor second-quarter numbers. Revenue was TWD33.01 billion ($1.07 billion) and the company reported a net loss after tax of TWD8.03 billion. A comparison with the year ago period (Q2 2014) is striking when the company reported revenue of TWD65.06 billion – nearly twice as much. Net profit in Q2 ...