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    Chinese carriers dominate global operator ranking as M&A deals sh... Edit Post

    NEW ANALYSIS: GSMA Intelligence ranks top 30 operator groups based on connections and revenue All three Chinese mobile operators feature in the top ten in GSMA Intelligence’s latest ranking of mobile operator groups, underlying China’s status as the world’s largest mobile market. The study ranks global operators using a model based on reported mobile connections and mobile ...
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    Bharti-Loop consolidation deal hits a snag Edit Post

    A deal to create the largest mobile network in Mumbai with more than seven million users has fallen foul of the country’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT), according to The Economic Times. Concerns have arisen over Bharti Airtel’s proposed acquisition of smaller rival Loop Mobile, which the DoT said would result in a revenue loss to the ...
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    Amazon updates Kindle Fire tablet range Edit Post

    Amazon updated its Kindle Fire tablet line, as well as unveiling an updated version of its Fire platform which “adds hundreds of new features and platform enhancements”. The company took aim at tablet market leaders Apple and Samsung with the new products, highlighting improved performance and specifications – without playing the price card. As usual, Amazon’s ...
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    Telefonica agrees €7.2B deal for Vivendi’s broadband unit in Braz... Edit Post

    Telefonica signed a €7.2 billion cash and stock deal with Vivendi to acquire GVT, the French conglomerate’s broadband business in Brazil, which also sees the Spanish and Latin American giant relinquish its shares in Telecom Italia. Assuming the deal gets regulatory approval, which the two companies expect before June 2015, Telefonica will merge GVT with its ...
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    AT&T-DirecTV deal draws a mixed response Edit Post

    AT&T’s proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, the US satellite provider, got the backing of Microsoft in responses to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but the same deal was blasted by a lower profile group called the Minority Cellular Partners Coalition. According to Reuters, Microsoft said in a filing that the deal would expand US consumers’ ...

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    Microsoft lays off a further 2,100 staff Edit Post

    Microsoft is to cut 2,100 jobs, including roles in Silicon Valley and Seattle, as part of a wider plan to cut 18,000 roles across the company. Satya Nadella (pictured), Microsoft’s CEO, announced in July that the company planned to reduce its workforce by around 14 per cent over the course of the next year. The move was intended ...
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    Ericsson exits modem business Edit Post

    Ericsson is to stop developing modems, marking the end of an activity it had previously spun-out into the failed ST-Ericsson joint venture. In a statement, the company said that it will “shift part of resources in modems to radio network R&D in order to better capture growth opportunities in this area”. It said that in order ...


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    Sony set for wider loss on weak mobile performance Edit Post

    Sony is set to record a charge of JPY180 billion ($1.7 billion) in its Mobile Communications unit, following a review of its device activities. In line with this, it intends to change its strategy in certain geographies, concentrating on its premium lineup and reducing the number of models in its mid-range portfolio. According to Reuters, this will ...