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    Weve drops plans for wallet, payments Edit Post

    Weve, the UK joint venture between O2, Vodafone and EE, will no longer launch a mobile wallet and payments service next year, according to The Telegraph. The three operators could not agree on a common approach, said the report. The original intention was for the wallet and payment service to be developed by Weve and then ...
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    Deutsche Telekom drops Cosmote Romania brand Edit Post

    Cosmote Romania and fixed operator Romtelecom have both adopted the Telekom Romania brand, as parent Deutsche Telekom looks to simplify its appeal to the country’s users. The two companies will also take on Deutsche Telekom’s distinctive “T” logo. “Adding Romania to the Magenta map is a natural step in the evolution of Deutsche Telekom’s footprint in Europe. It ...
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    TDC splashes out $2.2B on Norwegian cable-TV provider Get Edit Post

    TDC, a Nordic operator headquartered in Denmark, agreed a NOK13.8 billion ($2.2 billion) deal to buy Get, a cable-TV provider in Norway, in a bid to spur growth in the face of increasing competitive and regulatory pressures on its traditional fixed and mobile businesses. Unlike Vodafone, which recently bought Spanish cable operator Ono – as well ...
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    Ukraine hopes to break Russian dominance of mobile market Edit Post

    As the Ukrainian conflict continues to rage, the country’s government is looking to reduce Russian companies’ hold on its mobile market, according to media reports. A minister confirmed to Bloomberg that the Ukrainian government would like to block Russian companies including MTS from getting their hands on 3G frequencies in a forthcoming spectrum auction. And there was ...
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    Singapore operators upgrade 4G plans ahead of iPhone6 launch Edit Post

    Singapore’s mobile operators are raising prices of entry-level 4G plans by SGD2-3 ($1.60 to $2.40) but also are offering larger bundles of data, voice and SMS with 24-month contracts. Top-tier plans now cost as much as SGD15 more. The biggest change is that the three top players are now charging SGD10.70 ($8.50) for an additional gigabyte ...

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    Apple trumpets iPhone pre-order record Edit Post

    Apple claimed a “record number of first day pre-orders” for its latest iPhones, passing four million in the first 24 hours. The company said that “demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply”, and while a “significant amount” will be delivered to customers from Friday onward, many are scheduled for October. Some observers had previously ...
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    Phones 4U goes into administration following EE withdrawal Edit Post

    UK retailer Phones 4U has been forced into administration, after operator EE said it would be ending its relationship with the company. EE’s decision follows a similar move from Vodafone UK, which informed Phones 4U at the beginning of the month that it did not plan to renew its contract when it expires in February next year. In ...


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    Google broadening Android One scope; unveils first devices Edit Post

    Google announced availability of the first phones under its Android One programme, while also revealing that a raft of new vendors have signed-up, and that the effort is also set for a geographic expansion. While the new devices are from previously announced partners – Micromax, Karbonn and Spice – and powered by MediaTek chips, new backers ...