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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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    Industry group to target 'mobile edge computing' Edit Post

    Several technology companies, together with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), have established a new working group aimed at creating specifications for “mobile edge computing”. Mobile operators NTT Docomo and Vodafone, along with vendors Huawei, IBM, Intel and Nokia Networks, have joined the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) industry specification group (ISG). Mobile edge computing is the extending ...
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    Asia Briefs: SKT and Samsung team on 5G, India delays 8% fee on I... Edit Post

    In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: SKT, Samsung cooperate on 5G R&D SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics signed an agreement today to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development. The companies agreed to share the 5G vision with standardisation groups and technology forums ...
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    Evaluating consumer spending: the need for a revised ARPU metric Edit Post

    NEW ANALYSIS: GSMA Intelligence reviews how multi-SIM offers and bundles dilute the relevance of ARPU. Over the past decade, mobile operators have introduced an ever growing choice of services and offerings to consumers as technology continues to rapidly revolutionise consumption habits. However, some of the indicators traditionally used to evaluate market opportunity, operators’ performance and to ...
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    TeliaSonera's steady Q3 hit by writedowns Edit Post

    Nordic operator group TeliaSonera saw its profit fall, despite stable revenue during the third quarter of the year, as the impact of several writedowns took their toll. Net sales in reported currency increased slightly year-on-year (0.2 per cent) to reach SEK25.46 billion ($3.56 billion). In local currencies net sales actually fell 2 per cent. Service revenue ...

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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 ...