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    MTN South Africa CEO steps down as strikes continue and sales dec... Edit Post

    MTN Group announced the resignation of Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of its South Africa unit, effective 31 July, as strikes over pay continue and sales decline in the region. Group president and CEO Sifiso Dabengwa described the departure as “unavoidable,” taken “due to personal and family reasons”. No successor has been announced for Farroukh (pictured), who joined MTN ...
  • Survey finds some users willing to replace WhatsApp usage with Wi... Edit Post

    An Ericsson survey of WiFi callers found more than 61 per cent of respondents in the US made longer and more frequent calls, while 53 per cent dropped some WhatsApp usage in favour of WiFi calls. Other findings from Ericsson ConsumerLab include that 55 per cent of respondents have increased SMS usage when WiFi coverage fills ...
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    Nokia Networks, du deploy drones to test network performance Edit Post

    Nokia Networks and Middle Eastern operator du announced a joint initiative to deploy drones carrying smartphones with testing applications as a way to analyse the operator’s network performance. The move, described in a statement as “another noteworthy step toward a smart city future”, saw the companies carry out the tests at Dubai International Stadium, using drones to ...
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    5 reasons to tune into MWL next week Edit Post

    The Mobile World Live team is packing its bags and heading to the world’s largest mobile market, China, for the GSMA’s Asia show. This year we’re taking our coverage up a level. Here’s five reasons why: BIG news: For the first time, the GSMA’s annual Asia event is a Mobile World Congress-branded show. Mobile World Congress ...
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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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    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 ...