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    Korean court bans SK Telecom from running tri-band LTE-A ad Edit Post

    South Korea’s KT has won the latest round in its battle to stop rival SK Telecom (SKT) from running what KT said were deceptive ads for its new tri-band LTE-Advanced service. A Seoul court has banned the SKT ads, which claim it was the first in the world to commercialise the service, noting they make “false and ...
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    Mobile operators in Slovenia fall foul of net neutrality rules Edit Post

    Telekom Slovenije and Si.mobil, the two largest operators in Slovenia, were found guilty by AKOS, the national telecoms regulator, of violating net neutrality principles enshrined in the country’s Electronic Communications Act. In the way they ‘zero-rated’ some web traffic – which included music streaming service Deezer in the case of Telekom Slovenije, and cloud storage service ...
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    ZTE claims capacity record for ‘pre-5G’ base station Edit Post

    ZTE boasted a “world first” by completing pre-commercial field testing of multi-user and multi-stream transmission on a massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) base station, claiming it had set “new records” in single-carrier transmission capacity and spectral efficiency. The Chinese supplier didn’t reveal what the actual speeds were, only to say that its proprietary massive MIMO base ...
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    EC decides not to refer Orange-Jazztel probe to Spanish authority Edit Post

    The European Commission has rejected a request made in November by the Spanish competition authority asking for the assessment of the proposed €3.4 billion acquisition of Jazztel by Orange to be referred to it. The EC said in a statement that it feels “it is better placed to deal with the transaction and ensure consistency in ...
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    Vodafone, Docomo Pacific partner in Guam and CNMI Edit Post

    Vodafone has signed another partner market agreement, this time with Docomo Pacific, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s NTT Docomo, to provide services in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). “Docomo Pacific will benefit from access to Vodafone best practice and will be able to enhance its customer proposition in Guam and the CNMI with Vodafone’s ...

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    Ericsson takes hit in Q4; North America slows Edit Post

    Swedish network vendor Ericsson reported weaker-than-forecast profit and sales in the fourth quarter, as operators in North America curbed their spending. The world’s largest mobile infrastructure company reported Q4 profit of SEK4.2 billion ($510 million), a 35 per cent decline on a year ago (albeit the Q4 2013 figure was boosted by a one-time gain from ...
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    AT&T doubles-down on Mexico with Nextel bid Edit Post

    AT&T announced a deal to acquire the Mexican business of NII Holdings – which trades as Nextel – for $1.9 billion less outstanding debt, shortly after completing its $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell. Under the terms of the deal, AT&T will acquire all of NII’s assets in Mexico, including spectrum licences, network assets, retail stores and ...


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    Hutch confirms £10.25B talks to merge 3/O2 in UK Edit Post

    Hutchison Whampoa has confirmed speculation it is in exclusive talks with Telefonica to acquire O2 UK for £10.25 billion, a deal that would create the country’s largest mobile operator – but one without a significant fixed presence in a market driven by convergence strategies. A deal between 3 and O2 in the UK is not expected ...