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    Verizon issues QoS warning on Google MVNO deal Edit Post

    Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo has flagged up potential quality-of-service concerns for smaller rivals T-Mobile US and Sprint following reports earlier this week they will provide MVNO capacity to Google. Speaking with the Financial Times, Shammo suggested the additional traffic generated by the search giant’s service could be a worry. “Google wants quality of service and there could ...
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    Orange launches €20M venture fund for digital start-ups Edit Post

    Orange has earmarked €20 million for an investment programme called Orange Digital Ventures which will fund start-ups “working on the new and next transformations of the telecoms and digital sectors” in all regions where the mobile operator is currently present. The venture aims to take capital investments via minority holdings. It wants to focus on start-ups in the ...
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    ECJ rules in favour of T-Mobile Austria in spectrum dispute Edit Post

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that T-Mobile Austria should get a say in how frequencies are redistributed following a merger between rivals, Reuters has reported, more than 18 months after T-Mobile’s complaint was referred to the ECJ back in May 2013. When Hutchison Whampoa’s local unit 3 took over Orange Austria in 2012, ...
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    Portugal Telecom SGPS approves Altice deal, signals likely end of... Edit Post

    The shareholders of Portugal Telecom SGPS have approved the sale of Oi’s Portuguese telecoms assets to Altice in a €7.4 billion deal, which should allow the Brazilian operator to reduce its debts and participate in the current consolidation of its domestic mobile market. The approval also lands what appears to be a near fatal blow to ...
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    Huawei CEO says anti-graft campaign nets thousands; dismisses wir... Edit Post

    Thousands of Huawei employees have stepped forwards since the company launched a campaign against graft, which the CEO has previously claimed is its “biggest enemy”. The company’s founder and rotating CEO, Ren Zhengfei (pictured), said in an interview streamed from the World Economic Forum in Davos that 4,000 to 5,000 employees had come forwards as part of its ...

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    Hutch confirms £10.25B talks to merge 3/O2 in UK Edit Post

    Hutchison Whampoa has confirmed speculation it is in exclusive talks with Telefonica to acquire O2 UK for £10.25 billion, a deal that would create the country’s largest mobile operator – but one without a significant fixed presence in a market driven by convergence strategies. A deal between 3 and O2 in the UK is not expected ...
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    Microsoft reveals more Windows 10 details; touts 'holographic computing platform' Edit Post

    Microsoft announced further features of its planned Windows 10 platform, which CEO Satya Nadella said “marks the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world” – with plans to offer it as a free upgrade for many existing Windows users. Windows 10 will be available free-of-charge to Windows Phone 8.1 customers, as ...


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    Google plans SpaceX satellite investment — report Edit Post

    Google is reportedly close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX, which has ambitions to create a network of satellites to provide low-cost internet access to unconnected regions. Sources told The Information that Google values SpaceX at more than $10 billion, and that the funding round, which includes other investors, is significant. The Wall Street Journal suggested ...