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    Poland draws six bidders for 4G auction Edit Post

    Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) said six firms have submitted preliminary bids for 4G spectrum — the country’s four biggest operators, plus two newcomers. The bidders are competing over 19 blocks of radio frequencies in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz parts of the spectrum. Leading operators Orange, P4, T-Mobile and Polkomtel are all among the bidders, confirmed ...
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    Tablet market faces sharp fall in growth – IDC Edit Post

    IDC has said that the worldwide tablet market is expected to see a “massive deceleration” in growth for the full year 2014, slowing to a 7.2 per cent increase from 52.5 per cent in 2013. For the full year, market shipments are expected to reach 235.7 million. And looking further out, the company expects even further ...
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    Spectrum scarcity could drive up Indian auction prices — Morgan S... Edit Post

    A lack of available spectrum in the 900MHz band is likely to see operators overbid for licences in India’s spectrum auction in February, leading to a rise in call prices, according to Morgan Stanley. In a research note cited by The Economic Times, the investment bank forecast that premium bandwidth could cost as much as four ...
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    TI’s Metroweb bid faces regulatory setback; may open door to Voda... Edit Post

    Telecom Italia’s (TI) plan to acquire fixed operator Metroweb would only be allowed under very strict conditions according to Giovanni Pitruzzella, chairman of AGCM, the country’s competition authority — an intervention which could open the door to rival bidders thought to include Vodafone. Pitruzzella’s comment was reported by Reuters. TI, which is already Italy’s leading fixed operator, ...
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    5G – Deciphering the hype Edit Post

    4G mobile networks – based on LTE technology – are being deployed globally, giving users access to superfast mobile broadband speeds. But it’s the next generation of technology – 5G – that is really causing a buzz. Everybody seems to have an opinion on what exactly 5G could be, and what services it could support. The ...

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    BT, EE talks have potential to create European powerhouse Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom and Orange have confirmed they are in talks with BT over the sale of their EE operation — potentially creating one of the largest integrated fixed-mobile operators in Europe. The German and French operators said they are having “highly preliminary exploratory discussions” and it is “too early to state whether any transaction may occur”, unsurprising ...
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    AirWatch chairman warns industry it has duty of care over IoT data Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alan Dabbiere, chairman and co-founder of mobile device management specialist AirWatch, is an enthusiast about the life-changing convenience of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, but stresses the importance of ensuring personal data use is transparent to the consumer and, above all, secure. “It’s our job as an industry to protect the consumer somewhat from ...


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    T-Mobile US doubles down on free music service Edit Post

    T-Mobile US dramatically expanded the number of services included in Music Freedom, its zero-rated music streaming offering. The operator has added 14 new services including Google Play Music, Xbox Music and Soundcloud. The likes of Pandora, Rhapsody and iTunes radio are already on board.  There a total of 27 streaming services now on offer via Music ...