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    Operators agree $13.1B plan to buy Brazil’s TIM and break it up –... Edit Post

    America Movil, Telefonica and Oi have made a $13.1 billion bid for TIM, Telecom Italia’s Brazilian unit, according to a local newspaper report cited by Reuters. Both America Movil and Telefonica have subsidiaries in Brazil – Claro and Vivo respectively – while Oi is the country’s smallest mobile network operator. According to the report, agreement among the ...
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    SoftBank casts eye over America Movil wireless assets Edit Post

    SoftBank is studying America Movil’s wireless assets that have been put up for purchase as a possible means of entering the Mexican market, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The firm has asked Marcelo Claure, the chief executive of US operator Sprint it acquired last year, to gather more information on America Movil’s assets, which could be ...
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    Telenor eyes 1.8GHz shortcut to 4G in India Edit Post

    Telenor is weighing up the possibility of using its existing spectrum in India to skip straight from 2G to 4G, according to a report from The Economic Times (ET). Uninor, Telenor’s Indian subsidiary, already holds 1.8GHz frequencies that might be used for 4G, provided its gets a unified licence (which allows spectrum to be used for whatever ...
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    Microsoft debuts Band health tracker Edit Post

    Microsoft announced its anticipated wearable device, the $199 ‘Band’, as part of a wider healthcare push from the US giant. The company said that Microsoft Band has 10 smart sensors “for 24-hour heart rate monitoring, calorie burn measurement, advanced sleep quality tracking and more”. It will also offer smart notifications including incoming calls, emails, texts and ...
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    Airtel’s profit rebounds with strong push from data Edit Post

    Bharti Airtel’s net income in Q3 surged 170 per cent to INR13.8 billion ($229 million) as growth in data revenue helped deliver the highest quarterly profit in more than three years. Its overall revenue grew 7 per cent to INR228.5 billion ($3.77 billion), with its core Indian market seeing growth of 12.3 per cent – accounting for ...

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    Mobile proves a drag on Sony profit — to the tune of $1.6B Edit Post

    Sony made a much bigger loss during its fiscal second quarter compared to a year earlier after being weighed down by its Mobile Communications business. The Mobile Communications segment achieved sales and operating revenue of JPY308.4 billion/US$2.76 billion (up 1.2 per cent) during the company’s fiscal Q2. However it recorded an operating loss of JPY172.0 billion, compared to a JPY8.8 ...
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    Sony appoints new head of mobile Edit Post

    Sony has appointed senior vice president Hiroki Totoki as the new head of its mobile division in the hope of reviving its smartphone business, which has been struggling recently. Totoki replaces incumbent Kunimasa Suzuki, on 16 November, who moves to become an executive vice president of Sony Entertainment. Sony had initially set a target of hitting sales ...


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    Mobile phone growth slows in Q3 — Strategy Analytics Edit Post

    Mobile phone shipments reached 459.5 million units globally during the third quarter of 2014, representing a 7.6 per cent year-on-year growth. However, this was down on the 9.4 per cent growth seen in the same quarter a year ago. Strategy Analytics, which published the data, attributed much of the overall growth in the market to healthy ...