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    Nokia Networks boosts SON portfolio with Eden Rock buy Edit Post

    Nokia Networks, the infrastructure arm of Nokia, reached an agreement to buy US-based Eden Rock Communications, a specialist in multi-vendor self-organising networks (SON). According to Nokia, SON is “one of the fastest growing segments in the mobile broadband industry”. Financial details were not disclosed, but the transaction is expected to be completed in Q3. Nokia, in a statement, ...
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    German MVNO Drillisch gets greater retail presence, new shareholder Edit Post

    Drillisch saw its status as the emerging competitive threat to Germany’s incumbent mobile operators boosted by two deals. The MVNO has taken over 301 shops and 300 employees from Telefonica Deutschland, one of the conditions attached to the operator’s acquisition of German rival E-Plus. In addition, local cable operator United Internet has purchased a further nine per ...
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    Smartphone growth set to slow on China, Android weakness – IDC Edit Post

    Smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 11.3 per cent in 2015, compared with 27.6 per cent in 2014, but despite the slowdown “many markets will experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond”, according to research firm IDC. The company said that it expects the year to bring “two notable milestones”. Firstly, this will be the first ...
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    Mexico trims cost of mobile network tender – report Edit Post

    Mexico reportedly cut the cost of a proposed tender for a wholesale national mobile broadband network by around a third, from $10 billion to $7 billion, in recognition that competition has improved under reforms led by President Enrique Pena Nieto. Mexico’s transport and communications ministry (SCT) still wants the the winner, however, to build and operate ...
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    Huawei, Audi partner on next-gen connected cars Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Huawei announced yesterday it is partnering with Audi to explore the future of interconnected vehicles as they increasingly link to the urban infrastructure to improve safety and convenience. Audi currently uses Huawei’s LTE modules in its new Q7 SUV, supporting data download speeds of up to 100Mb/s. “We see the unlimited opportunities ...

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    Mozilla revamps Firefox OS strategy Edit Post

    Mozilla is refocusing its Firefox OS efforts, acknowledging that it has “not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone”, and that instead it will “focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone”. Its new strategy was announced in a memo from chief executive Chris Beard, which was subsequently published ...
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    Ofcom reveals plan for upcoming UK mobile auction Edit Post

    UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom today revealed an update to its plans to release mobile airwaves in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum bands, kicking-off a consultation with potential bidders on the best way to proceed with the upcoming auction. In a statement, it said the spectrum auction will be used “to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband ...


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    BlackBerry subject to takeover speculation – again – following latest job cuts Edit Post

    BlackBerry was again the subject of takeover speculation, shortly after the company announced more job cuts in its latest reshuffle. According to reports, Microsoft is among the potential suitors for BlackBerry, as it looks to bolster its position in the mobile market. Following its acquisition of the bulk of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it seems ...