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    Lenovo linked again with BlackBerry buy - report Edit Post

    Fast-growing Lenovo, a Chinese PC maker keen to strengthen its hand in mobile devices, is reportedly preparing a bid for Ontario-based BlackBerry even though previous advances by the Chinese firm were given short shrift by the Canadian government on security grounds. Citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, Benzinga.com, a news agency, said Lenovo was ...
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    AlcaLu and Huawei highlight broadband deployment challenges Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Executives from Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei this morning raised the challenges faced by broadband network deployment, which impact fixed and mobile players alike. Topics including WiFi, NFV and LTE were top of the agenda. Federico Guillen (pictured), president of fixed networks for the France-based player, kicked-off proceedings by noting: “The key is the business case. That’s the ...
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    VimpelCom agrees to sell African assets Edit Post

    Operator group VimpelCom is to sell its interests in operations in Burundi and Central Africa Republic (CAR) for a combined $65 million. Its subsidiary Global Telecom Holding is to sell Telecel Globe Limited, which owns all of Burundi operator U-COM and Telecel in CAR. It is being acquired by Econet Wireless Global Limited, a South African telecommunications group which ...
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    Microsoft warming-up for wearable launch Edit Post

    Microsoft will launch its anticipated smartwatch in the coming weeks, according to Forbes. The device will feature many of the standard smartwatch features and sync with smartphones powered by Android and iOS as well as Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform, the report said. But one of its stand-out features will be battery life, offering more than two ...
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    EC puts pressure again on Germany’s BNetza over MTRs Edit Post

    The European Commission requested Germany’s telecoms regulator amend or withdraw a proposal on mobile termination rates (MTRs) for the fifth time — the latest example of a falling out between Brussels and a German regulator. Bundesnetzagentur, or BNetza, proposed MTR rates for VoIP provider Sipgate Wireless that are up to 80 per cent higher than in most ...

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    Apple's iPhone sales boom while iPad demand disappoints Edit Post

    Apple powered ahead in its fiscal fourth quarter driven by iPhone demand, not least that of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but demand for its iPad tablet was a weak spot. The company posted revenue of $42.1 billion for the quarter ended 27 September, a 12.3 per cent increase over the year ago period, ...
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    EU ends Chinese infrastructure probe Edit Post

    The European Commission said it “no longer considers it necessary” to continue an investigation into the practices of Chinese vendors in EU markets, having reached an “amicable settlement” with the Chinese government. With regard to the telecoms sector, the settlement includes appointing an independent body to monitor the Chinese and EU telecoms networks markets; guaranteeing access ...


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    China Mobile sees 4G subscriber growth but profit falls Edit Post

    China Mobile said it had 41 million 4G customers at the end of September 2014, compared with around 14 million at 30 June, as it “substantially leveraged its first-mover advantages in 4G (TD-LTE) services.” But this has come at a price. In a statement, it said that “the demand for resources from 4G network construction and ...