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    Sprint targeting Hispanic users through new business unit Edit Post

    US number three operator Sprint has set up a Hispanic business unit, to be headed by TIM Brasil’s CMO Roger Solé (pictured), as it hopes to “gain leadership” in the Hispanic market, which it considers “one of the fastest growing segments of the US population”. Solé will also be president of Sprint Puerto Rico, “the hub ...
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    China Telecom’s net profit falls 9%; continues to add subs Edit Post

    China Telecom’s Q1 results were hit by the country’s new value-added tax (VAT), with its net profit dropping 9 per cent and revenue declining 2 per cent compared to a year ago. The company’s unaudited results showed that net profit fell to CNY5.05 billion ($823 million) and EBITDA decreased 2.2 per cent to CNY24.5 billion. Its operating revenue ...
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    LTE 450MHz: taking the road less travelled Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: While it is true that spectrum is a scarce resource that operators can’t get enough of, it’s also true that not all spectrum is equally loved. While demand for the mainstream frequencies have led to bumper auction bidding worldwide, others have been less widely adopted. One such band is 450MHz, which, nevertheless, is being ...
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    Orange CEO: Talk of more price cuts is “insane” Edit Post

    Stephane Richard, the CEO of Orange, forecast an end to the price war in France which has taken a toll on the country’s operators and their margins. “In France we have among the lowest prices in the world for both fixed and mobile telecoms. Let’s be realistic: saying that prices will continue to decline in the ...
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    Nokia denies handset market return Edit Post

    Following speculation that Nokia is ramping up efforts to rejoin the mobile phone market after selling its devices business to Microsoft last year, the company released a statement saying “it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets”. “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D ...

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    Orange Q1 sees 2M 4G sign-ups in Europe Edit Post

    Orange Group posted a modest 0.9 per cent year-on-year decline in Q1 sales, to €9.67 billion. And despite cost-cutting efforts and 2 million 4G sign-ups in Europe during the quarter, which takes its 4G subscriber base in the region to around 10 million, it was not enough to prevent a slight EBITDA margin squeeze. There were nonetheless ...
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    Apple reports record Q2 with iPhone, China growth Edit Post

    Apple announced yet another bumper set of numbers, stating that revenue for the quarter had been driven by “record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time record performance of the App Store”, although iPad was something of a fly in the ointment. Unsurprisingly, Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, declined to provide much in the way ...


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    AVG chief warns on perils of ignoring security threats Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: The history of computing has brought devices successively closer to the individual, yet each step appears to put less attention on security, cautions Gary Kovacs, AVG Technologies’ CEO, during an interview with Mobile World Live. Bringing the internet of things (IoT) into the home and attaching wearable devices to our bodies means consumers will ...