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    Google talks up mobile as Q4 sales climb Edit Post

    Google posted Q4 consolidated revenue of $18.1 billion, up 15 per cent year-on-year, with its mobile search business gaining significant ground. Patrick Pichette, the company’s CFO, said the rising US dollar had resulted in a gross negative currency impact of $616 million during the three months to end-December 2014. Thanks to Google’s hedging programme, however, the net ...
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    Alibaba’s mobile strength can’t hide slowing growth Edit Post

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s mobile revenue once again increased sharply in the last quarter, expanding fourfold from a year ago to more than $1 billion (CNY6.42 billion) and now accounting for almost a quarter of total revenue. But overall revenue growth for its fiscal Q3 ending 31 December slowed to 40 per cent from 54 per cent ...
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    Tele2 sees profit hike in the face of challenges Edit Post

    Aggressive operator Tele2 claimed that in 2014 it “delivered on our commitments”, despite facing issues such as “uncertainty in Norway” and the “significant transition from fixed to mobile in the Netherlands”. The fourth quarter saw the company produce its 14th consecutive quarter of mobile growth, with end-user service revenue growing 7 per cent. “The catalyst has ...
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    TeliaSonera has tough Q4, flags up Eurasia as “challenging” Edit Post

    TeliaSonera’s Q4 2014 sales grew by a slender 0.2 per cent year-on-year, to SEK26.6 billion ($2.74 billion), as growth flat-lined across its key Nordic markets and problems grew further afield. Johan Dennelind, the company’s CEO, drew attention to a “more challenging macro-economic environment in Eurasia”, which includes TeliaSonera’s operations in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. Indeed, measured by local ...
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    Sky strikes O2 wholesale deal as quadplay battle escalates Edit Post

    Satellite TV broadcaster Sky has struck a multi-year deal in the UK to gain wholesale access to 2G, 3G and 4G services over Telefonica O2’s network. It plans to launch its first mobile service in 2016. The deal, which has been mooted in recent days, follows BT’s dramatic bid to re-enter the mobile market by buying ...

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    BT positions mobility as “key area”; claims EE deal on track Edit Post

    BT head Gavin Patterson said that mobility is a “key area for us” in the company’s latest results release, but gave little further guidance on progress of its proposed acquisition of UK mobile market leader EE. “We are making good progress on our due diligence in relation to a possible acquisition of EE and will make further ...
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    FCC lands record-breaking $44.9B in spectrum auction Edit Post

    The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) raised $44.9 billion in its AWS-3 auction of radio frequencies, with the likes of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US scrapping over the spoils. The auction, which has been rolling on for some months, raised several times more than observers had expected, a reflection of operators’ hunger for additional capacity but ...


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    Apple shares top smartphone spot with Samsung Edit Post

    Apple has tied with Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor for the first time since Q4 2011. Apple shipped 74.5 million smartphones worldwide and captured a 19.6 per cent market share in Q4 2014, increasing from 17.6 per cent a year earlier, while Samsung grabbed the same share - falling from 29.6 per cent in Q4 2013. The report ...