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    Brazil's 4G auction fails to ignite as Oi keeps powder dry Edit Post

    Brazil’s auction of 4G spectrum in the 700Mhz band generated less revenue than expected after just three of the four nationwide operators bid for licences. According to Reuters, the combined bids amounted to BRL5.85 billion ($2.39 billion), significantly below the BRL8 billion that officials said they hoped to raise. The smallest national mobile operator Oi said last ...
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    Norway’s Tele2 signs Ice deal to allay network duopoly fears Edit Post

    Mobile Norway, owned by Tele2, signed an agreement with newcomer Ice in the hope it might allay competition concerns surrounding TeliaSonera’s bid for Tele2’s Norwegian unit. As part of the agreement, Ice – backed by privately-held Access Industries – will acquire part of Tele2’s mobile infrastructure (in the event TeliaSonera wins regulatory approval for its Tele2 ...
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    Telefonica closes E-Plus deal to become German number one Edit Post

    Telefonica closed the acquisition of smaller rival E-Plus in Germany, following what it described in a statement as “a decisive period” in its recent history with major initiatives in Germany and other leading markets. The deal closes having received the blessing of the European Commission, thanks to concessions made by Telefonica and KPN, E-Plus’ owner. Telefonica Deutschland ...
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    PayPal spin-off to put focus on mobile payments Edit Post

    In an about-turn from its previous policy, eBay is to spin off PayPal into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, a move it hopes will give the payments firm a clearer focus in the face of mounting competition from the likes of Apple Pay. eBay has been under prolonged pressure from activist investor Carl ...
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    AlcaLu beefs up support for digital boom with Accenture partnership Edit Post

    Equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent and technology consultancy Accenture have teamed up to help operators and large enterprises cope better with rising costs and increased data consumption caused by high demand from customers and applications. The initial offerings of a newly-formed Accenture Alcatel-Lucent Business Group will include “cost-effective customer care operations for all-IP networks that will enhance mobile ...

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    New EU digital chief looks to industry for 5G heavy lifting Edit Post

    Incoming EU digital chief Guenther Oettinger urged caution about the level of public sector support the mobile industry can expect in deploying 5G networks. “5G is the future. We believe that is the technology for coming decades and we must now take the necessary preparatory steps. In the commission we want to avoid any delays as ...
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    iPhone 6 approved for 17 October sale in China Edit Post

    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced today it has approved licences for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – almost three weeks after Apple launched the larger-screen device. Reuters reported that the approval came after the MIIT conducted “rigorous security testing” and negotiations with Apple over potential security risks related to personal data. There ...


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    Deutsche Telekom considers putting US sale on hold for a year — report Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom might hold off selling its stake in T-Mobile US — at least until the dust settles on forthcoming US spectrum auctions and the regulatory mood shifts more positively, said Reuters. Only one bid sits on the table for T-Mobile US — and that’s from France’s Iliad, about which Deutsche Telekom is lukewarm. Iliad has given ...