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    AsiaInfo wants to bring Chinese thinking to the west Edit Post

    Chinese billing vendor AsiaInfo is enabling subscribers of Thai operator AIS to share data and minutes with each other, and even trade data for minutes, executives from the firm told Mobile World Live. “Users can also drag the slider bar in the mobile app or on the website to adjust how much data and minutes they ...
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    RPX inks $900M Rockstar patent buy Edit Post

    Patent management company RPX has bought patents owned by Rockstar Consortium, a group formed by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony to acquire intellectual property from the bankrupt Nortel. According to The Wall Street Journal, RPX is paying $900 million for the assets, less than a quarter of the sum Rockstar paid for them in the ...
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    Dos Santos drops Portugal Telecom bid Edit Post

    Terra Peregrin, the firm controlled by Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, has withdrawn its €1.2 billion bid for Portugal Telecom SGPS, the part-owner of Brazilian operator Oi, after the offer was branded as too low last week by CMVM, Portugal’s market regulator. Dos Santos made her bid in November in an attempt to block Altice’s proposed ...
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    KDDI set for Japanese Firefox OS device debut Edit Post

    Operator KDDI announced the launch of the first Firefox OS smartphone targeting the Japanese market, with the device also seeing the introduction of a number of new technologies including 4G support and HD display. Called Fx0, it is manufactured for the operator by LG Electronics. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The ...
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    ZTE to launch 'pre-5G' base station next year Edit Post

    Chinese vendor ZTE has said it plans to launch a ‘pre-5G’ testing base station in 2015, commercial use of which will be possible in 2016, following tests and adjustment. Pre-5G technology is a concept the company first proposed at a summit in Amsterdam at a time when industry insiders said 5G technology would not be deployed ...

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    Android One moves into Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka Edit Post

    Google is extending its Android One programme to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, markets with a combined population of more than 200 million people. The search giant said that it will work with a “wide range of manufacturers and network partners”, including operator Banglalink and vendors Micromax, Karbonn and Spice from India. Bangladeshi vendor Symphony will also ...
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    Consolidation needed in European mobile market, says GSMA director general Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA, spoke to Mobile World Live about the challenges facing Europe’s mobile industry, including consolidation, investment and 5G. According to Bouverot, consolidation is much needed in Europe, especially given that the region has over 100 operators, compared to just three in China and four major carriers in the US. She believes the European Commission ...


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    Telenor Euro head talks up scale benefits of TeliaSonera Denmark deal Edit Post

    Kjell Morten Johnsen, EVP & Head of Europe at Telenor Group, told Mobile World Live that competition in the Danish market is “very tough”, and profitability is “very challenged”, as the company looks to merge its operations in the country with those of TeliaSonera. In a wide-ranging interview, the executive also talked about 5G and the performance of VimpelCom. With ...