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    America Movil blames regulators for Q2 blemish in Mexico Edit Post

    America Movil, controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, saw group sales and profits rise during Q2 – largely thanks to strong growth in mobile data and pay-TV – but took a pot shot at Mexico’s regulators for hampering performance in its home market. Group turnover was up 4 per cent, to MXP202.6 billion (US$15.6 billion). Revenue from mobile ...
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    Telefonica ropes in more than 250 partners in its M2M drive Edit Post

    Telefonica is running ahead of schedule with signing up recruits to its M2M partner programme, the company said. Over 250 companies, including device manufacturers, solution providers and distributors, have now joined its M2M Global Partner Programme, it announced. The programme’s original goal was to hit the 250 partner target by the end of 2014, so it is ...
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    Xiaomi expansion plans hit buffers in Indonesia and Brazil - report Edit Post

    Fast-growing Chinese device maker Xiaomi, which has just launched products in India, has been forced to delay launch of its flagship Mi3 smartphone in Indonesia and Brazil. In an interview with the New Delhi, picked up by the Wall Street Journal, Hugo Barra – Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations – said the delays were due to a ...
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    Vodafone Egypt to invest $1.3B on network improvement Edit Post

    Vodafone Egypt’s newly appointed CEO has laid out an ambitious investment strategy for its network, according to Reuters. Ahmed Essam (pictured) said the operator will invest approximately EGP9.5 billion ($1.3 billion) over the next three years on its infrastructure. The operator will pay for the plan through existing funds, said the CEO, who took up his position this ...
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    SK Telecom, Ericsson demo '5G tech' to boost cell-edge performance Edit Post

    South Korea’s SK Telecom and Swedish supplier Ericsson said they had successfully demonstrated so-called ‘elastic cell’ technology to improve data transfer rates by up to 50 per cent – at the boundary areas of cells – compared with existing LTE networks. SK Telecom aims to commercialise elastic cell by 2016. This, says the operator, will bring ...

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    Ruckus boss sees smart cities, big data causing a commotion Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Selina Lo, CEO of WiFi specialist Ruckus Wireless, talked up growing momentum for so-called ‘smart cities’ which combine wireless connectivity with big data analytics. In the city of San Jose, which has deployed Ruckus’ WiFi kit, Lo told Mobile World Live that such a combination is improving quality of lives. Having installed sensors for air quality, San ...
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    Huawei H1 sales boosted by 4G and smartphones Edit Post

    Chinese supplier Huawei said H1 2014 revenues were up 19 per cent year-on-year, to CNY135.8 billion ($21.9 billion), helped by increased LTE investment worldwide and growing brand awareness for its range of consumer devices. In a brief statement, Huawei said it also expected to post an operating margin of 18.3 per cent for the first six ...


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    Bell Labs picks UK for video research; president urges 5G innovation Edit Post

    As part of his drive to “rejuvenate Bell Labs for the new era”, Marcus Weldon, the firm’s president, told journalists yesterday that Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm had opened up a new video research facility in Cambridge, UK, and that 5G innovation was crucial in supporting the work there. “The focus is on real-time video content ...