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    VimpelCom agrees to sell African assets Edit Post

    Operator group VimpelCom is to sell its interests in operations in Burundi and Central Africa Republic (CAR) for a combined $65 million. Its subsidiary Global Telecom Holding is to sell Telecel Globe Limited, which owns all of Burundi operator U-COM and Telecel in CAR. It is being acquired by Econet Wireless Global Limited, a South African telecommunications group which ...
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    Microsoft warming-up for wearable launch Edit Post

    Microsoft will launch its anticipated smartwatch in the coming weeks, according to Forbes. The device will feature many of the standard smartwatch features and sync with smartphones powered by Android and iOS as well as Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform, the report said. But one of its stand-out features will be battery life, offering more than two ...
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    EC puts pressure again on Germany’s BNetza over MTRs Edit Post

    The European Commission requested Germany’s telecoms regulator amend or withdraw a proposal on mobile termination rates (MTRs) for the fifth time — the latest example of a falling out between Brussels and a German regulator. Bundesnetzagentur, or BNetza, proposed MTR rates for VoIP provider Sipgate Wireless that are up to 80 per cent higher than in most ...
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    Pantech files for US bankruptcy protection Edit Post

    Ailing South Korean device maker Pantech is reported to have filed for bankruptcy protection in the US, as it undergoes a restructure at home – with hopes that it may be acquired. According to Bloomberg, the company said it has debts of $1 billion, compared with assets of $500 million. While Pantech is based in South ...
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    FCC reiterates plan to scope high-band spectrum as part of 5G drive Edit Post

    The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Friday it is looking into whether radio frequencies above 24GHz hold potential for future mobile services. The move backs up recent comments made by FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to Mobile World Live on the same subject. The regulator said Friday it has taken note of how industry and technical groups ...

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    EU ends Chinese infrastructure probe Edit Post

    The European Commission said it “no longer considers it necessary” to continue an investigation into the practices of Chinese vendors in EU markets, having reached an “amicable settlement” with the Chinese government. With regard to the telecoms sector, the settlement includes appointing an independent body to monitor the Chinese and EU telecoms networks markets; guaranteeing access ...
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    China Mobile sees 4G subscriber growth but profit falls Edit Post

    China Mobile said it had 41 million 4G customers at the end of September 2014, compared with around 14 million at 30 June, as it “substantially leveraged its first-mover advantages in 4G (TD-LTE) services.” But this has come at a price. In a statement, it said that “the demand for resources from 4G network construction and ...


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    Google’s Q3 hit by mobile advertising shift Edit Post

    Google said the number of clicks on adverts during the third quarter grew by 17 per cent over the same period in 2013, although the price of ads – the so-called average cost per click (CPC) – fell by two per cent, a reflection of the greater share of advertising on mobile phones. The number of ...