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    True shareholders give thumbs-up to China Mobile deal Edit Post

    The deal for China Mobile to acquire an 18 per cent stake in True Corp has been approved by shareholders of the Thai operator, according to Reuters. The deal, announced in June, will see China Mobile spend $880 million via its subsidiary CMI Holdings to acquire new shares issued by True. The share sale is part of ...
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    EE boasts record 4G additions in Q2; swings to net profit Edit Post

    EE, the largest mobile operator in the UK, claimed the best quarterly 4G performance ever recorded by a European operator with 1.3 million new LTE customers during Q2. Overall growth in post-paid customers, B2B momentum, M2M traction, lower capex  – plus a sleeker operation – also helped EE make a modest H1 net profit of £1 million compared ...
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    Chinese operator tower firm planning to go public — report Edit Post

    The tower company formed by China’s three mobile operators is looking to raise private capital and publicly list the business, according to Shanghai Securities News. China Communications Facilities Services Corporation was established earlier this month by China’s three leading operators to construct, maintain and operate their cellular infrastructure, as they face the massive rollout of 4G ...
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    Yahoo shaping up to be an app heavyweight Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: Yahoo’s acquisition of app analytics and advertising company Flurry this week showed just how serious the web firm is about using a coherent mobile strategy to turn its fortunes around. The company has been busy revamping its mobile offerings and acquiring developer talent and app technology under the stewardship of CEO Marissa Mayer. And ...
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    Qualcomm deemed to have monopoly in China — report Edit Post

    Chinese authorities have ruled that Qualcomm has a monopoly in the country, according to a report by the state-run Securities Times newspaper. However, it is not clear whether the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has concluded that the chipmaker is abusing its dominant position. In February, China’s Communications Industry Association (CCIA) reportedly filed a complaint against ...

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    Vodafone claims signs of stabilisation in Europe, following tough Q1 Edit Post

    Vodafone Group announced a weak organic Q1 performance in its core European markets, although it claimed there is “evidence of commercial improvement” in Germany, Italy and the UK. “Through our commercial actions and investment, our performance is beginning to stabilise quarter-on-quarter in several of our European markets, with customer appetite for 4G services clearly growing,” Vittorio ...
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    Facebook continues to see strong mobile momentum in Q2 Edit Post

    Facebook’s focus on mobile continued to pay off in the second quarter as the sector accounted for a record 62 per cent of total advertising revenue. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said it had been a “good second quarter” in which “our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the ...


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    Nokia set for strong year-end, following devices exit Edit Post

    Nokia reported workmanlike numbers for the second quarter of 2014, as it transitioned to being an infrastructure-led business following the sale of the bulk of its loss-making handset business to Microsoft. “This performance, along with the many conversations I have had with customers, partners, employees and others in my first quarter as CEO, gives me a ...