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    China talks to Korea to build Qualcomm antitrust case Edit Post

    China’s authorities have reportedly had discussions with their counterparts in South Korea to share notes on the mainland’s antitrust case against US chipmaker Qualcomm for alleged monopolistic practices. Reuters reported yesterday that the country’s two antitrust regulators met in May and June to discuss Korea’s experience in handling similar cases. Back in 2009, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission ...
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    Spark claims FY results show turnaround progress Edit Post

    Spark New Zealand’s total revenue in fiscal 2014 dropped 2.6 per cent to NZD3.64 billion (US$3.07 billion) while net profit from continuing operations increased 20 per cent to NZD323 million. The revenue decline was driven primarily by the continued softening of its fixed-line business, which saw revenue fall NZD54 million in the second half. That was ...
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    Google MD says no plans for wallet launch in Australia - report Edit Post

    Digital financial services in Australia are so well developed and innovative that it gives little opportunity for Google Wallet, said Maile Carnegie, Google’s managing director in the country. In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, she pointed out that Australia had one of the highest take-up of contactless payments in the world, which reduces appetite for ...
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    VimpelCom's Djezzy deal nears, as price deemed fair Edit Post

    The sale of a controlling stake in Algerian operator Djezzy to the country’s government looks likely to go ahead after the agreed price was deemed fair. Financial adviser HC said a fair price for the 51 per cent stake held by VimpelCom subsidiary Global Telecom Holding (GTH) is $2.54 billion, 4 per cent lower than the ...
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    Docomo, Huawei demo LTE over unlicensed spectrum Edit Post

    Japan’s NTT Docomo and China’s Huawei said today they have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over unlicensed 5GHz spectrum — a breakthrough that could ultimately give operators complementary access to LTE bands to increase data speeds and cell capacity. The research, carried out at a Huawei facility in Beijing over the past six months, used ...

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    Sprint hits back at T-Mobile with cheaper unlimited plan Edit Post

    Now that their proposed merger is off the table, tension is increasing between Sprint and T-Mobile as both operators today (21 August) announced unlimited data plan offers designed to steal each other’s thunder. T-Mobile US is to offer a year’s unlimited LTE data to any of its ‘Simple Choice’ customers who can sign up Sprint users. Subscribers signed ...
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    AlcaLu CEO claims “control of destiny” after clearing patent-related loan Edit Post

    Thanks to a successful bond issue, and chipping in with its own cash, Alcatel-Lucent managed to pay back early a $1.75 billion loan that was secured with the group’s patents. “The early repayment of the senior secured loan taken out in January 2013 is another major milestone in our execution of The Shift Plan,” said Michel ...


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    ZTE forecasts strong profit growth following H1 hike Edit Post

    ZTE said that improvements on its margins for international contracts, coupled with growth in its domestic 4G infrastructure business, had boosted its bottom line in the first half of 2014 – with the company promising “triple digit” profit growth in its nine-month forecast. The company reported a profit attributable to shareholders of CNY1.13 billion ($183.75 million), ...