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    Alipay, Huawei leave their fingerprints all over new handset Edit Post

    Handset vendor Huawei has built biometric security into the soon-to-be-released Mate 7 smartphone so that users of the Alipay app can make payments without needing to use their passwords. Users of the mobile payment service just need to leave their fingerprint on the handset’s reader to authenticate a transaction, which should be a speedier process than ...
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    Sale of Telekom Slovenije faces further delay Edit Post

    The privatisation of incumbent Telekom Slovenije is on hold until Slovenia’s new government, which is likely to take power later in September, backs the sale, said Finance. Following parliamentary elections on 13 July, Law professor Miro Cerar become the country’s new prime minister. Parliament must approve his cabinet, a process which is expected within two weeks. Telekom ...
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    Thailand’s regulators fight back Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: Now that the four individual Thai regulators accused of corruption in the awarding of the country’s 3G spectrum have been cleared by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), they have threatened legal action against the Senate subcommittee that called for their indictment. Last month the NACC dismissed the case after it found no grounds to ...
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    Telefonica set to cut TI ties Edit Post

    Telefonica is planning to sell its remaining shares in Telecom Italia (TI) after completing the acquisition of Brazilian fixed operator GVT from Vivendi, according to Reuters. The Spanish company offered Vivendi the rights to its remaining shares in TI, which represent an 8.3 per cent stake, as part of the GVT bid. If Vivendi takes up ...
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    TI’s timetable for Argentina sale suffers again Edit Post

    Telecom Italia put back to 25 September the deadline for completing the $960 million sale of its stake in Telecom Argentina to Mexican financier David Martinez’s Fintech investment fund, as the deal hangs on for regulatory approval. Three weeks ago, the Italian operator pushed back completion of the sale until 1 September from 12 August. Now ...

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    Vodafone UK ditches Phones 4U, strengthens Dixons Carphone partnership Edit Post

    Vodafone UK is to withdraw its products from the stores of Phones 4U, meaning the British retailer will lose a significant portion of its sales next year. From February 2015, EE will be the only UK mobile network operator that offers its devices through Phones 4U, and the UK number one operator is also understood to be ...
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    Brekke named interim CEO for Thai operator dtac Edit Post

    Dtac’s CEO, Jon Eddy Abdullah, has stepped down and the company’s vice chairman, Sigve Brekke (pictured), has been named interim CEO. Brekke served as the Thai operator’s CEO from 2005 to 2008. He will continue in his role as the executive VP and head of Telenor Group’s Asia operations, Telenor said in a statement. Dtac, one of ...


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    EC-backed report sets wireless broadband target for 700MHz band Edit Post

    The 700MHz band in Europe should be dedicated to wireless broadband by 2020 (plus or minus two years), according to a report prepared for the commission’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes. The report, which was written by former commissioner Pascal Lamy (pictured), backs the repurposing of the 700MHz (694-790MHz) band, currently occupied by terrestrial TV broadcasters and ...