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    China’s latecomers to 4G face ‘subscriber growth crisis’ Edit Post

    China Unicom and China Telecom are facing a “subscriber growth crisis” as net additions slow and China Mobile continues to take the lion’s share of new 4G connections. The Daily Economic News reported that Unicom had a net gain of 635,000 connections in August – the lowest this year and down from 888,000 additions the previous ...
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    India’s Reliance Jio gears up for nationwide 4G with Indus deal Edit Post

    Reliance Jio Infocomm, an Indian mobile operator with hugely ambitious 4G plans, signed an agreement with Indus Towers to share tower infrastructure at “prevailing market rates”. The deal with Indus, the largest firm of its kind worldwide with some 115,000 towers to its name, will see Jio – a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, which is controlled by ...
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    OFCA calls for bids for Hong Kong spectrum auction in December Edit Post

    Hong Kong’s telecoms regulator has called for mobile operators to participate in a December auction for 49.2MHz of paired spectrum in the 1.9-2.2GHz band. The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), which issued an invitation last Friday, said the reserve price is set at HKD48 million ($6.2 million) per megahertz and the minimum spectrum utilisation fee ...
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    Verizon CTO highlights key areas for LTE development; plays down ... Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 NORTH AMERICA: After acknowledging the success of LTE in the North American market to date, Tony Melone, EVP and CTO of Verizon, highlighted three areas that he sees as critical for the future development of the 4G technology – IoT, unlicensed LTE, and interoperability. “There’s lots more for us as an ...
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    China Mobile highlight radical changes with 5G Edit Post

    LIVE FROM WWRF/techUK 5G HUDDLE: Chih Lin I, China Mobile’s chief scientist of wireless technologies, listed the fundamental changes to network design that will occur with 5G – and then decided to throw in a subtle name change too. She explained how the crucial aspects of the network will need rethinking, including essential tenets which have ...

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    China’s MIIT says iPhone in final stage of approval Edit Post

    Apple’s iPhone 6 has entered the final stage of the approval process in China, according to an interview published on Tencent with a leading Chinese government official. Mobile World Live previously reported that China was not in the first wave of iPhone 6 launches because of the country’s review process. Other reports were more lurid with theories ...
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    Video Feature: Mobile 360 North America Day 1 highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live reviews the opening day of the GSMA’s Mobile 360 North America event in Atlanta. The success of the region’s 4G LTE networks was high on the agenda, although Verizon Wireless told delegates that it’s too early to discuss a roadmap for 5G deployments. And spectum and regulation were the major topics discussed by ...


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    Apple sells record 10M new iPhones over debut weekend Edit Post

    Apple’s new iPhone 6 models flew off the shelves during their debut sales weekend, eclipsing the previous nine million record set by the iPhone 5s and 5c when they first went on sale last year. “Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” purred ...