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    Huawei spells out smartphone strategy to combat rivals Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: Huawei’s consumer devices business will take “a different line to other companies”, looking to word-of-mouth recommendations to counter the massive advertising campaigns undertaken by rivals such as Samsung and Apple, Eric Xu, rotating CEO of the Chinese infrastructure giant, said. In order to do this, the company needs to ...
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    Huawei predicts 100B connected terminals by 2025 Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: A world where connectivity has become a “fundamental need” will create “infinite opportunities for the ICT industry”, executives from Huawei said this morning. William Xu (pictured), the Chinese vendor’s chief strategic marketing officer, opened the event by arguing that connectivity has become “a new element of production”, alongside availability ...
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    Huawei to remain humble as “best partner” for operators Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2014: Huawei is intent on becoming the “best partner for carrier customers” as they face a network transformation delivered by technologies such as SDN and NFV, Eric Xu, rotating CEO of the company, said this morning. But this should not be accompanied by a change of approach from the company, which ...
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    Numericable set to issue record bond for SFR deal Edit Post

    French cable operator Numericable hopes to raise €8.4 billion towards the cost of its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in SFR, the country’s second-largest mobile operator. The fundraising today (23 April) could be the largest junk-bond sale in history, according to The Wall Street Journal. It is $2 billion more than originally planned. Numericable’s parent Altice ...
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    Xiaomi targets 10 new countries in global expansion Edit Post

    Ambitious Chinese device maker Xiaomi is to further its international push this year with launch in another 10 countries. The fast-rising vendor has its sights set on India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and plans to follow this with rollout in Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Turkey by the end of 2014. Xiaomi announced its plans at ...

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    Ericsson sales suffer as projects end; high-margin work boosts profits Edit Post

    Ericsson’s sales were hit by reduced demand in North America and Japan during the first quarter of 2014, but profit was boosted from the high margins generated by network capacity work. The infrastructure market leader reported net sales of SEK47.5 billion ($7.24 billion) for the first quarter of the year, down 9 per cent year-on-year. The sales decline ...
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    AT&T's results show take-up of Next tariff Edit Post

    The success of its Next tariff, which enables subscribers to trade up to new smartphones before the end of their contracts,  was shown in AT&T’s first-quarter results. The US giant said Next accounted for more than 40 per cent – or 2.9 million – of all smartphone gross additions or upgrades during the quarter. The tariff, which ...


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    WhatsApp smashes 500M user barrier Edit Post

    WhatsApp reached 500 million monthly active users as the mobile messaging service saw its fastest growth in markets such as Brazil, India, Mexico and Russia. The company, which is currently in the process of being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, added in a blog post that its users are sharing more than 700 million photos ...