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    China Mobile adds 53M 4G connections in Q1 Edit Post

    China Mobile’s 4G march picked up steam in the first quarter, with the country’s leading operator (and the world’s largest) widening the gap with the number 2 and 3 players as it added 53 million 4G connections. Its 4G connections jumped from 90 million at the end of 2014 to 143 million last month. Rivals China Unicom and ...
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    Huawei set for Chinese public cloud launch Edit Post

    LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2015: Huawei said it plans to launch public cloud services in China in July, but played-down questions over competition issues with the country’s three big telecom players. Eric Xu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating CEO, provided few details of the enterprise-focused service, but said there is little concern from the ...
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    EU reform policy will look at competitive threat from WhatsApp, S... Edit Post

    The European Commission (EC) is reportedly keen to ensure US internet giants are subject to the same regulatory rules as network-based incumbents. “It is necessary to design a fair and future-proof regulatory environment for all services,” writes a draft EC policy document, seen by Reuters, outlining the Commission’s strategy for creating a digital single market. News of the draft ...
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    KPN agrees €1.3B Base sale to Liberty Global subsidiary Edit Post

    Dutch incumbent KPN struck a definitive agreement with Telenet Global Holding, a subsidiary of European cable company Liberty Global, to sell Base, its Belgian mobile unit, for €1.33 billion in cash. Telenet, a cable operator, also runs an MVNO on capacity purchased from Mobistar (Orange) – Belgium’s second largest mobile network operator – but that only ...
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    America Movil pressing ahead with tower sale plan Edit Post

    Shareholders in America Movil have given the green-light to a plan to sell-off tower assets in Mexico, with a “favourable vote of 98.2 per cent” supporting the move. The company said in a statement that it has “been approved to initiate the necessary and convenient processes to implement the spin-off approved today”. America Movil is planning to ...

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    ZTE sees strong upside to Nokia-AlcaLu tie-up Edit Post

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ZTE is upbeat on Nokia’s intention to acquire Alcatel-Lucent and believes the combination will create more opportunity, since operators will have a more limited selection but will still need gear from multiple vendors. David Dai Shu (pictured), ZTE’s assistant to the president and global spokesperson, expects the blockbuster €15.6 billion acquisition to help it ...
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    Google scales up Project Loon balloon initiative Edit Post

    Google claims its Project Loon initiative is on track to provide a realistic alternative to traditional mobile networks in unconnected regions of the world. Loon is an ambitious project that attempts to use helium-filled balloons to provide internet connectivity, and has so far been tested by operators such as Telefonica, Telstra and Vodafone. In a new promo ...


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    Zuckerberg defends Internet.org in face of Indian controversy Edit Post

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was forced to defend Internet.org after a number of prominent Indian firms withdrew from the initiative over net neutrality concerns. He argued in a blog against those who say offering some internet services for free – so-called zero-rating – is counter to the principle of net neutrality. Zuckerberg portrayed himself as net neutrality’s biggest ...