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    Viettel reveals strategy for becoming top 10 global player Edit Post

    Vietnam’s Viettel Group has had a busy year. It has expanded into four new markets – including three in Africa — acquired a smaller player in Cambodia and is now the market leader in five countries. But that’s just the start of its aggressive global expansion strategy, which will see it move into four new markets each ...
  • Digicel

    Digicel details “evolution” plan ahead of IPO Edit Post

    Digicel, a mobile operator across Caribbean and South Pacific markets, filed for an Initial Public Offering, with its documentation revealing some interesting details of its business plans. The company said that it intends to use the proceeds for “general corporate purposes”, including capital expenditures and acquisitions, and to repay existing debts. It does not expect to ...
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    Mobily to reissue results; Etisalat earnings impacted Edit Post

    Etisalat’s Saudi Arabian affiliate Mobily will reissue its 2014 annual financial statements, increasing the loss for the year by approximately SAR 830 million ($220 million), following an investigation of accounting errors by the kingdom’s Capital Market Authority (CMA), the company said. However, its performance for Q1 2015 will improve by approximately SAR 207 million ($55 million), to SAR ...
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    Turkcell takes control in Ukraine Edit Post

    Operator Turkcell has increased its presence in Ukraine after striking a $100 million deal to acquire a 44.96 per cent stake in Euroasia Telecommunications. Turkcell will now assume full control of Euroasia and its Ukrainian mobile subsidiary Astelit, of which it already held a majority stake. The company launched 3G services through Astelit in Ukraine earlier this ...
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    Telefonica, Unicom ink smartphone pact Edit Post

    Telefonica and China Unicom revealed a smartphone joint procurement deal, “helping both companies deliver richer data services to a broader group of their consumers in China, Latin America and Europe”. A first round has already been completed, involving 4G smartphones. The operators said in a statement that due to “joint industrial trends research, joint product specifications, ...

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    Apple kicks-off 'Force Touch' iPhone 6S production – report Edit Post

    Speculation about potential updates in the works for Apple’s next-generation iPhone picked up, ahead of an anticipated iPhone 6S unveiling in September 2015. According to Bloomberg, Apple has started early production of devices, which feature a screen including the “Force Touch” technology introduced by Apple’s Watch. Force Touch enables the device to differentiate between “a tap and ...
  • Docomo LTEWS

    Docomo details phased approach to 5G launch; preps 5G+ Edit Post

    LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Japanese operator NTT Docomo gave an update on its plans for its targeted 5G launch from 2020, which will be split into two phases – tagged 5G and 5G+. In order to meet the ambitious timeframe, the company’s initial deployment will centre on enhancements to LTE and the deployment of ...


  • Nokia LTE WS

    Operators and vendors predict long life for 2G Edit Post

    LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Big name operators and vendors such as EE, KPN, Nokia, Orange and Vodafone this week agreed that 2G technology is likely to live on into a fruitful old-age alongside 4G (LTE), while 3G is much less loved in comparison. Pierre Francois Dubois, VP of product development at Orange, said that – as other ...