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    Telefonica launches ‘plug and play’ IoT Edit Post

    Telefonica has launched ‘Thinking Things’, an Internet of Things (IoT) product that the operator says users can set up in their home or office – connecting almost any device to the internet – without needing any programming knowledge or having to install additional infrastructure. Thinking Things is a set of low-cost modular devices fitted with different ...
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    AT&T cuts full-year forecast amid tariff battle Edit Post

    AT&T reported a 2.5 per cent increase in third-quarter consolidated revenue to $33 billion but reduced its outlook for the full year, thanks in part to a change in the tariff mix of its gross additions. The US operator now expects full-year consolidated revenue growth in the 3-4 per cent range, down from the previous forecast ...
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    MTN CEO blames “aggressive competition” and regulators for draggi... Edit Post

    MTN, which has operations in 21 countries across the Middle East and Africa – and is the second-biggest mobile operator in South Africa, its home market – managed modest growth in group subscribers during Q3, but chief executive Sifiso Dabengwa (pictured) was left ruing what he thought could have been a better overall performance were ...
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    Huawei’s Q3 smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20% Edit Post

    Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q3 increased 26 per cent to 16.8 million units from the same period last year, with output of higher margin models doubling. The company said about a quarter of total shipments during the last quarter were mid-range to high-end models. A Huawei representative told Mobile World Live that although sales in China still ...
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    Telkom SA chief highlights digital inclusion challenges; preps LT... Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Alphonzo Samuels (pictured), CTO of operator Telkom SA, outlined the obstacles to providing broadband coverage in a market such as South Africa, where there is a vast difference between the options available to those living in towns and their dispersed, often poorer, counterparts. “We talk about the internet of things, the internet ...

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    Orange reports slowing revenue decline; wants French consolidation Edit Post

    Orange saw Q3 revenue decline by 2.3 per cent to €9.8 billion, an improvement on recent quarters. Meanwhile chief financial and strategy officer Ramon Fernandez said the operator remains “very attentive” to possible M&A in its domestic market. Revenue decline slowed compared with Q2 (3.4 per cent) and Q1 (3.8 per cent), thanks primarily to better ...
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    Nokia Q3 buoyed by LTE deployments in North America, China Edit Post

    Nokia did a roaring trade in selling mobile broadband equipment during Q3, which helped boost year-on-year net sales at its core networks unit by 13 per cent, to €2.94 billion, and widen the division’s non-IFRS operating profit margin from 8.4 per cent (Q3 2013) to 13.5 per cent. At a group level, Nokia increased year-on-year Q3 net sales ...


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    EE exec takes swipe at 4.5G “hype” Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Mansoor Hanif, director of RAN development and programmes for UK number one operator EE, said there is “a lot of confusion out there” about the industry’s latest buzz-phrase, 4.5G. Alongside 5G, another term which lacks a firm definition, the use of 4.5G has become more common in recent weeks, including ...