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    Mexico receives first bid to build state-owned mobile network Edit Post

    The Mexican government reportedly received the first bid to build a proposed state-owned mobile network aimed at curbing the dominance of American Movil. According to Reuters sources, an unnamed consortium, which has received input from infrastructure companies Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent, submitted a bid to build the network which is estimated to require investment of around $10 ...
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    Employees express their BYOD trust fears Edit Post

    Among employees using their own mobile device in the workplace, trust in their employer to manage it is the leading concern, according to a new survey into attitudes towards bring your own device (BYOD) adoption. The survey found that only 30 per cent of respondents wanted their employer to manage corporate mobility, whereas 42 per cent ...
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    Vodafone, EE snap up Phones 4U stores Edit Post

    Vodafone UK and EE are to take over some of the 550 retail stores belonging to Phones 4U after the independent retailer went into administration last week. Vodafone released a statement saying it had agreed with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Phones 4U’s administrator, to take over 140 retail stores as part of its retail expansion programme. Around 900 former ...
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    Telkom revisits ambitions to be tower leader Edit Post

    Telkom Indonesia, parent of the country’s leading operator Telkomsel, has plans to also become its largest tower operator in the next three to five years, and is looking to acquire a majority stake in a listed tower operator in the first quarter of next year through a share swap. The operator’s finance director Honesti Basyir said ...
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    Chinese carriers dominate global operator ranking as M&A deals sh... Edit Post

    NEW ANALYSIS: GSMA Intelligence ranks top 30 operator groups based on connections and revenue All three Chinese mobile operators feature in the top ten in GSMA Intelligence’s latest ranking of mobile operator groups, underlying China’s status as the world’s largest mobile market. The study ranks global operators using a model based on reported mobile connections and mobile ...

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    Iliad sets mid-October deadline in T-Mobile US bid Edit Post

    Faced with a search for additional financial backing and the need to convince a sceptical Deutsche Telekom, French operator Iliad set itself a mid-October deadline to press on or walk away from its T-Mobile US bid, according to Reuters. Majority shareholder Deutsche Telekom doubts whether Iliad can improve T-Mobile US as the French operator has no ...
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    Asia home to five of world's top 12 operators Edit Post

    Five Asian mobile operators are among the top 12 mobile operators in the world according to the latest ranking by GSMA Intelligence. China’s big three were all in the top ten, with India’s Bharti Airtel 11th and Japan’s SoftBank 12th. The ranking is calculated by adding together each operator’s ranking in mobile connections and mobile revenue for ...


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    Microsoft lays off a further 2,100 staff Edit Post

    Microsoft is to cut 2,100 jobs, including roles in Silicon Valley and Seattle, as part of a wider plan to cut 18,000 roles across the company. Satya Nadella (pictured), Microsoft’s CEO, announced in July that the company planned to reduce its workforce by around 14 per cent over the course of the next year. The move was intended ...