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    Microsoft picks Opera for feature phone browser Edit Post

    Microsoft has selected Opera Mini as the default web browser for its existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio – a product line that is unlikely to see much more attention from the computing giant in the future. To this end, the deal seems to make some sense: Microsoft will no longer need to maintain and ...
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    Asian consumers take tablets for voice connectivity Edit Post

    Consumers in Asia Pacific are showing no reluctance to using large-format devices to make voice calls. In fact, they increasingly are falling in love with bigger screens – particularly tablets that are at the same time gaining voice capability and shrinking below 10 inches. A quarter of tablet shipments in Q2 in the region (excluding Japan) were ...
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    Vodafone Australia’s core upgrade to pave way for VoLTE Edit Post

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia selected Ericsson to modernise its core network and prepare for the launch of VoLTE trials later this year and a full commercial rollout early next year. The company’s CTO Benoit Hanssen said its current 4G networks focus on supporting faster data services. “But no Australian network offers voice calls on its 4G network, ...
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    Sonera, DNA form rural network sharing JV in Finland Edit Post

    Sonera and DNA – the second- and third-largest mobile operators in Finland respectively – have struck a network sharing deal aimed at extending their coverage into the country’s rural areas on a more cost-efficient basis. Another motivation for TeliaSonera (which owns Sonera) is that regulators require it to reach 99 per cent of Finland’s population with ...
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    Ballmer departs Microsoft board, backs leadership Edit Post

    Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft (pictured), stepped down from the company’s board, leaving his replacement Satya Nadella to wrestle with the company’s transition to a more mobile and cloud-focused strategy. In a letter to Nadella explaining his decision to step down from the board, Ballmer said “there are challenges ahead but the opportunities are ...

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    ZTE forecasts strong profit growth following H1 hike Edit Post

    ZTE said that improvements on its margins for international contracts, coupled with growth in its domestic 4G infrastructure business, had boosted its bottom line in the first half of 2014 – with the company promising “triple digit” profit growth in its nine-month forecast. The company reported a profit attributable to shareholders of CNY1.13 billion ($183.75 million), ...
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    Telenor opens up on Myanmar challenges Edit Post

    Telenor has laid out the unique challenges posed by building mobile networks in the untapped region of Myanmar, including a struggling legal framework and instances of child labour. Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg briefed the media yesterday on how the company is addressing the widespread risks and uncertainties of doing business in what many say is the ...


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    Vodafone eyes Brazil deal – report Edit Post

    Vodafone is considering an acquisition of one of the three major Brazilian operators with TIM its favoured target, according to a report in Estado De S.Paulo. The report points to a London meeting at the end of July between Brazilian authorities and Vodafone in which the operator said its preference was for an acquisition, and not ...