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    Orange: Operators must “explain and convince” to tackle growing t... Edit Post

    Operators in emerging markets need to “explain and convince” regulators of the value of investments in mobile networks as a way of countering the trend for increases in taxation, Marc Rennard, senior EVP for Africa, the Middle East and Asia at Orange, said this week. Speaking in a media roundtable, the executive said: “It’s horrible, because ...
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    EC hits back at report of price caps disappearing on fixed voice Edit Post

    The European Commission has reacted to a Reuters story saying it plans to remove existing price caps on fixed calls. The mobile sector and VoIP players have eaten away at the fixed sector in recent years to the extent that regulation is less necessary, argue fixed operators. Fixed incumbents Orange, Telefonica and Telecom Italia are likely to ...
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    LTE connections jump 100% in APAC – Ovum Edit Post

    LTE connections in Asia Pacific increased 102 per cent from a year ago and passed the 100 million mark at the end of June, according to Ovum. The region had 34 LTE deployments across 16 markets. Japan, Korea and Australia – the second, third and fourth-largest LTE markets in the world, respectively – accounted for a third of global ...
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    Verizon CFO weighs up tower deal, inspired by AT&T Edit Post

    Fran Shammo (pictured), Verizon Communications’ CFO, apparently inspired by AT&T raking in $4.85 billion from a tower deal with Crown Castle last year, said he’s open to similar network divestment. Speaking at an investor conference, reported on by Reuters and Bloomberg, Shammo said AT&T’s arrangement with Crown Castle was a good one. “It opened our eyes ...
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    Fitch sceptical Sony can turn around mobile unit Edit Post

    Sony faces an uphill battle to make its mobile communications unit a success after announcing it will target more niche (high-end) consumer segments, claims rating agency Fitch. The change in direction follows a review of its smartphone strategy and a JPY180 billion ($1.65 billion) write-down. Fitch Ratings said Sony’s revised strategy to focus on premium mobile products in ...

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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 ...


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    iPhone 6 delay in China: blame NFC capability Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: The omission of China in the first wave of iPhone 6 launches has nothing to do with a crackdown on successful foreign companies, a willful delay in the certification process or a rethink in Apple’s simultaneous release in key markets around the world. A former senior executive at China Mobile explained that the delay ...