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    Sony details mobile profitability plans Edit Post

    Sony outlined a number of steps it is taking to return to profit in its mobile business, including effort to boost its position in the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. In a presentation to investors, Hiroki Totoki, president and CEO of the unit, noted that the company is looking to reduce operating expenses by simplifying and ...
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    Tanzanian government takes back 35% of TTCL from Airtel to regain... Edit Post

    The Tanzanian government has agreed to buy back a 35 per cent stake in Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) from Bharti Airtel for TZS14.6 billion ($7 million), with a senior government official confirming the state is now set to “regain sole ownership of the company”. The Economic Times reports that January Makamba, deputy minister for communication, science ...
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    German operators commence 4G spectrum battle Edit Post

    Europe’s first auction of radio frequencies in the sought-after 700MHz band kicked off today (27 May) in the continent’s largest market of Germany. However, anyone expecting the kind of long-running, high-stakes drama seen recently in the US will probably be disappointed since the only bidders are the country’s three incumbents. Disruptive outsiders are notable by their ...
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    Orange gets final green light for Jazztel deal from Spanish watchdog Edit Post

    Having already received approval from the European Commission (EC), Orange has also received authorisation from the Spanish Securities Commission (CNMV) for its €3.4 billion Jazztel acquisition, the final step needed for completion of the deal. “The offer was initially made conditional on Orange obtaining all competition clearances from the relevant authorities. This condition was satisfied on ...
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    Nokia Networks boosts SON portfolio with Eden Rock buy Edit Post

    Nokia Networks, the infrastructure arm of Nokia, reached an agreement to buy US-based Eden Rock Communications, a specialist in multi-vendor self-organising networks (SON). According to Nokia, SON is “one of the fastest growing segments in the mobile broadband industry”. Financial details were not disclosed, but the transaction is expected to be completed in Q3. Nokia, in a statement, ...

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    Smartphone growth set to slow on China, Android weakness – IDC Edit Post

    Smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 11.3 per cent in 2015, compared with 27.6 per cent in 2014, but despite the slowdown “many markets will experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond”, according to research firm IDC. The company said that it expects the year to bring “two notable milestones”. Firstly, this will be the first ...
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    Mozilla revamps Firefox OS strategy Edit Post

    Mozilla is refocusing its Firefox OS efforts, acknowledging that it has “not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone”, and that instead it will “focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone”. Its new strategy was announced in a memo from chief executive Chris Beard, which was subsequently published ...


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    Ofcom reveals plan for upcoming UK mobile auction Edit Post

    UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom today revealed an update to its plans to release mobile airwaves in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum bands, kicking-off a consultation with potential bidders on the best way to proceed with the upcoming auction. In a statement, it said the spectrum auction will be used “to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband ...