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    Airtel claims India lacks mobile towers Edit Post

    Bharti Airtel claims a lack of mobile towers in India is causing an increase in call drops, following comments from the country’s telecoms minister urging operators to improve customer service. Airtel’s Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO for India and South Asia, said the country needs “both spectrum and more sites for mobile towers”, in an interview ...
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    Far EasTone leads consortium to acquire cable TV operator for $2.3B Edit Post

    A consortium of investors led by FarEasTone Telecommunications and Morgan Stanley signed a MoU to buy Taiwan’s largest cable-television operator, China Network Systems, from private-equity firm MBK Partners for around $2.3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. Including several local investors, the agreement will be finalised in the coming days and will allow FarEasTone, Taiwan’s third largest operator, to ...
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    Telekom Srbija up for sale Edit Post

    Serbia’s privatisation agency issued a public invitation for bidders to make non-binding offers for a controlling stake in Telekom Srbija. In a statement, the agency said potential bidders have until 2 August to put in offers for the 58 per cent stake, but only companies with assets of at least €2 billion, or reported revenue of ...
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    Totalplay interested in Mexico's $7B mobile network tender Edit Post

    The CEO of Mexico’s pay TV, Internet and fixed-line operator Totalplay said the company may participate in a tender to build a $7 billion wholesale national mobile broadband network, according to Reuters. CEO Eduardo Kuri added that the company wants to understand the project before making a decision. The network, which is backed by the country’s transport and communications ...
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    Opponents turn on T-Mobile US’ Legere; Claure’s claws are out Edit Post

    The two largest operators in the US – AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have come out fighting against further concessions for smaller rivals in next year’s spectrum auction. Both operators blogged against T-Mobile’s request that a set aside of 30MHz of spectrum for smaller bidders be triggered earlier in the auction process. “Under the FCC proposal, the set aside ...

  • HTC

    HTC's Q2 revenue halved from year ago Edit Post

    HTC, the troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker, delivered poor second-quarter numbers. Revenue was TWD33.01 billion ($1.07 billion) and the company reported a net loss after tax of TWD8.03 billion. A comparison with the year ago period (Q2 2014) is striking when the company reported revenue of TWD65.06 billion – nearly twice as much. Net profit in Q2 ...
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    New iPhone now in production, say Taiwan suppliers Edit Post

    Component suppliers in Taiwan have reportedly started deliveries to Foxconn and Pegatron – the two OEMs that manufacture iPhones — for production of the next-generation device, which is expected to be released in September. Initial shipments of the new iPhone 6S in Q4 are expected to reach at least 50 million units, a source familiar with the ...


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    Huawei CEO continues European charm offensive Edit Post

    Huawei’s rotating CEO Guo Ping continued his charm offensive in Europe, suggesting in a blog post on its European website that EU-China cooperation holds huge potential for enabling the continent’s industrial sector to take a leadership role in the digital economy. Guo (pictured), who was in Europe in May to announce the launch of its European ...