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    Xiaomi expansion plans hit buffers in Indonesia and Brazil - report Edit Post

    Fast-growing Chinese device maker Xiaomi, which has just launched products in India, has been forced to delay launch of its flagship Mi3 smartphone in Indonesia and Brazil. In an interview with the New Delhi, picked up by the Wall Street Journal, Hugo Barra – Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations – said the delays were due to a ...
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    Vodafone Egypt to invest $1.3B on network improvement Edit Post

    Vodafone Egypt’s newly appointed CEO has laid out an ambitious investment strategy for its network, according to Reuters. Ahmed Essam (pictured) said the operator will invest approximately EGP9.5 billion ($1.3 billion) over the next three years on its infrastructure. The operator will pay for the plan through existing funds, said the CEO, who took up his position this ...
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    SK Telecom, Ericsson demo '5G tech' to boost cell-edge performance Edit Post

    South Korea’s SK Telecom and Swedish supplier Ericsson said they had successfully demonstrated so-called ‘elastic cell’ technology to improve data transfer rates by up to 50 per cent – at the boundary areas of cells – compared with existing LTE networks. SK Telecom aims to commercialise elastic cell by 2016. This, says the operator, will bring ...
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    Maroc Telecom lifts Etisalat in Q2 Edit Post

    MEA operator group Etisalat announced a healthy revenue and profit increase in its second quarter results, attributing the boost to its acquisition of a majority stake in Maroc Telecom. Consolidated revenue for the quarter was AED12.6 billion ($3.43 billion), a 27 per cent year-on-year increase. Net profit was AED2.51 billion, also up 27 per cent. By the ...
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    Vodafone takes the build route to quadplay in Portugal Edit Post

    Vodafone Group struck a fibre-sharing agreement with rival Portugal Telecom that will see the two operators deploy and share high-speed fixed networks to 900,000 homes and businesses. The UK operator is pursuing a quadplay strategy in Europe which involves buying – or in this case building – fixed infrastructure alongside its mobile networks. The agreement in Portugal ...

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    Ruckus boss sees smart cities, big data causing a commotion Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Selina Lo, CEO of WiFi specialist Ruckus Wireless, talked up growing momentum for so-called ‘smart cities’ which combine wireless connectivity with big data analytics. In the city of San Jose, which has deployed Ruckus’ WiFi kit, Lo told Mobile World Live that such a combination is improving quality of lives. Having installed sensors for air quality, San ...
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    Huawei H1 sales boosted by 4G and smartphones Edit Post

    Chinese supplier Huawei said H1 2014 revenues were up 19 per cent year-on-year, to CNY135.8 billion ($21.9 billion), helped by increased LTE investment worldwide and growing brand awareness for its range of consumer devices. In a brief statement, Huawei said it also expected to post an operating margin of 18.3 per cent for the first six ...


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    Bell Labs picks UK for video research; president urges 5G innovation Edit Post

    As part of his drive to “rejuvenate Bell Labs for the new era”, Marcus Weldon, the firm’s president, told journalists yesterday that Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm had opened up a new video research facility in Cambridge, UK, and that 5G innovation was crucial in supporting the work there. “The focus is on real-time video content ...