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    TI given go-ahead to examine Oi options; confirms Brazilian tower... Edit Post

    Telecom Italia’s (TI) board has given the company’s senior management the go-ahead to look at the possibility of combining its Brazilian mobile operations with integrated operator Oi. It had been reported that Marco Patuano, TI’s CEO, would propose at a board meeting on Friday that the company should pursue an acquisition of Oi, which is the fourth ...
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    Altice would be "natural buyer" for Bouygues in France, says CEO Edit Post

    France’s top cable operator Numericable, owned by Altice, would consider buying Bouygues Telecom, Altice CEO Dexter Geoi said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms Conference in Barcelona. “We see ourselves as the natural buyer (of Bouygues). We have a huge revenue base so there would be big synergy potential,” said Geoi, according to a ...
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    TI chief to pitch Oi acquisition plan — report Edit Post

    Marco Patuano, Telecom Italia’s CEO, will reportedly propose that the company pursues an acquisition of Brazilian integrated operator Oi, in the latest twist to the ongoing consolidation saga in the South American market. According to Reuters sources, Patuano will base his case on the potential cost savings of combining TIM, the number two mobile player in ...
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    Operators need to get out of the speed game – Telus CTO Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Operators talk a lot about focusing on the customer, but they never put an effort into thinking about whether consumers really care if it’s 4G or 5G, said Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon (pictured). “They want it cheap, they want it fast, and they want a sexy device. ...
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    iPhone 6 Plus a success in Asia-Pacific; iOS 8 take up lags globa... Edit Post

    According to data released by AppLovin, the iPhone 6 has globally been preferred over its phablet counterpart, the iPhone 6 Plus, with usage averaging out to a wide 80-20 split. However, this is not the case in Asia Pacific where the iPhone 6 Plus is more popular than in countries like North America, Western Europe and Australia. Phablets have ...

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    Verizon Telematics CTO says connected car needs route to 5G Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chuck Link, Verizon Telematics CTO, says almost every single car manufacturer he deals with has jumped to LTE, but warns that future-proofing the nascent connected car market will need 5G connectivity modules that can easily replace old 4G connections. “Every few years mobile infrastructure changes, and in five years we’ll be looking at 5G,” ...
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    Huawei to finalise '4.5G' branding by Q1, commercialise in 2016 Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Huawei said it will finalise the name of the emerging technology between 4G and 5G, which it is currently calling 4.5G, in the first quarter of 2015 and targets launching commercial products in 2016. Ryan Ding (pictured), the company’s president of products and solutions, said that 4.5G ...


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    Vodafone is open to asset sales, but thinks twice about buying content Edit Post

    Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said certain non-core assets would be up for sale at the right price, but is more ambiguous about the value or otherwise of operators buying content to fill out their 4G or quadplay offerings. The operator would be open to offloading operations in Australia, the Czech Republic and Hungary if the right ...