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    Huawei’s Q3 smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20% Edit Post

    Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q3 increased 26 per cent to 16.8 million units from the same period last year, with output of higher margin models doubling. The company said about a quarter of total shipments during the last quarter were mid-range to high-end models. A Huawei representative told Mobile World Live that although sales in China still ...
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    Telkom SA chief highlights digital inclusion challenges; preps LT... Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Alphonzo Samuels (pictured), CTO of operator Telkom SA, outlined the obstacles to providing broadband coverage in a market such as South Africa, where there is a vast difference between the options available to those living in towns and their dispersed, often poorer, counterparts. “We talk about the internet of things, the internet ...
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    Orange and Telenor: size matters when you're an operator Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM: Executives from Orange and Telenor discussed the opportunities that come from being part of a multinational operation, beyond the often-cited benefits in terms of reduced network costs through centralised buying. Alain Maloberti (pictured left), SVP of network architecture and design for the French company, said that the expertise available across operations means ...
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    Mobile operator consolidation on cards in Macedonia Edit Post

    Telekom Austria Group and Telekom Slovenije Group have agreed to merge their respective mobile operator subsidiaries in Macedonia – Vip and One – which, regulatory approval permitting, will create a new entity with about the same number of connections as market-leader Makedonski Telekom (a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary). Telekom Austria is to hold 55 per cent in ...
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    Network complexity “bogging down” operators – Telstra exec Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Operators need to look to network modernisation to get away from “complexity that is bogging us down”, Mike Wright (pictured), group MD of networks for Telstra, warned. “As we think about the future, you’ve only got to look at the demand for machine-to-machine and the Internet of Things, video taking ...

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    Orange reports slowing revenue decline; wants French consolidation Edit Post

    Orange saw Q3 revenue decline by 2.3 per cent to €9.8 billion, an improvement on recent quarters. Meanwhile chief financial and strategy officer Ramon Fernandez said the operator remains “very attentive” to possible M&A in its domestic market. Revenue decline slowed compared with Q2 (3.4 per cent) and Q1 (3.8 per cent), thanks primarily to better ...
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    Nokia Q3 buoyed by LTE deployments in North America, China Edit Post

    Nokia did a roaring trade in selling mobile broadband equipment during Q3, which helped boost year-on-year net sales at its core networks unit by 13 per cent, to €2.94 billion, and widen the division’s non-IFRS operating profit margin from 8.4 per cent (Q3 2013) to 13.5 per cent. At a group level, Nokia increased year-on-year Q3 net sales ...


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    EE exec takes swipe at 4.5G “hype” Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Mansoor Hanif, director of RAN development and programmes for UK number one operator EE, said there is “a lot of confusion out there” about the industry’s latest buzz-phrase, 4.5G. Alongside 5G, another term which lacks a firm definition, the use of 4.5G has become more common in recent weeks, including ...