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    Nokia brand phase-out picks up momentum; makes way for Microsoft ... Edit Post

    Microsoft is now ready to ditch the Nokia and Windows Phone brands and replace them with ‘Microsoft Lumia’, according to The Verge. The report adds that Nokia France will be the first of many countries in coming weeks that will adopt Microsoft Lumia for its Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. As The Verge points out, Microsoft’s ...
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    Samsung Galaxy devices win NSA approval to handle classified info... Edit Post

    Samsung said a range of its Galaxy devices has been given approval – under a programme run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) – to handle a “full range” of classified information. The South Korean manufacturer claimed it was the first batch of consumer mobile devices to pass the agency’s strict security standards. All Samsung ...
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    Mobile comes again to Verizon’s rescue in Q3 Edit Post

    The wireless division of Verizon Communications, despite renewed challenges from T-Mobile US and Sprint, enjoyed strong revenue and subscriber growth during Q3 – boosted by a surge in tablet sales – although operating income was only up 1 per cent year-on-year. Service revenue at Verizon Wireless grew 4.8 per cent, to $18.4 billion, for the three-month period. ...
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    Lenovo linked again with BlackBerry buy - report Edit Post

    Fast-growing Lenovo, a Chinese PC maker keen to strengthen its hand in mobile devices, is reportedly preparing a bid for Ontario-based BlackBerry even though previous advances by the Chinese firm were given short shrift by the Canadian government on security grounds. Citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, Benzinga.com, a news agency, said Lenovo was ...
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    AlcaLu and Huawei highlight broadband deployment challenges Edit Post

    LIVE FROM BROADBAND WORLD FORUM 2014: Executives from Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei this morning raised the challenges faced by broadband network deployment, which impact fixed and mobile players alike. Topics including WiFi, NFV and LTE were top of the agenda. Federico Guillen (pictured), president of fixed networks for the France-based player, kicked-off proceedings by noting: “The key is the business case. That’s the ...

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    Apple's iPhone sales boom while iPad demand disappoints Edit Post

    Apple powered ahead in its fiscal fourth quarter driven by iPhone demand, not least that of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but demand for its iPad tablet was a weak spot. The company posted revenue of $42.1 billion for the quarter ended 27 September, a 12.3 per cent increase over the year ago period, ...
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    EU ends Chinese infrastructure probe Edit Post

    The European Commission said it “no longer considers it necessary” to continue an investigation into the practices of Chinese vendors in EU markets, having reached an “amicable settlement” with the Chinese government. With regard to the telecoms sector, the settlement includes appointing an independent body to monitor the Chinese and EU telecoms networks markets; guaranteeing access ...


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    China Mobile sees 4G subscriber growth but profit falls Edit Post

    China Mobile said it had 41 million 4G customers at the end of September 2014, compared with around 14 million at 30 June, as it “substantially leveraged its first-mover advantages in 4G (TD-LTE) services.” But this has come at a price. In a statement, it said that “the demand for resources from 4G network construction and ...