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    Lenovo focuses on innovation at inaugural Tech World conference Edit Post

    Lenovo’s first Tech World conference, held in Beijing this week, was hailed “as a celebration of innovation”, by CEO Yang Yuanqing after the company gave an insight into a number of new research projects the company is working on. The most notable advances included demos of a new dual screen smartwatch, a smartphone inbuilt with laser ...
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    Jolla kicks off African Sailfish push Edit Post

    Jolla announced plans to “build a Sailfish OS ecosystem in Africa”, as part of its strategy to drive growth of the OS across emerging markets. The company is focusing its efforts on South Africa, creating a consortium (Sailfish Africa) with partner Sello Rathete, one of the co-founders of operator Cell-C. Rathete said in a statement that ...
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    Vodafone investors open to Liberty Global deal – report Edit Post

    Some of the biggest shareholders in Vodafone indicated they might favour a deal with John Marlone’s Liberty Global, as the UK company appears to be in a stronger position to strike a deal with the cable group. A Reuters report found support among Vodafone investors, following John Malone’s comments last week stating that it would be ...
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    Argentina approves break-up of Telecom Italia investor group Edit Post

    Argentina’s antitrust watchdog CNDC has approved the break-up of the Telco investor group’s 22 per cent ownership of Telecom Italia, saying it does not infringe competition law, according to a document seen by Reuters. This means France’s Vivendi has a clear path to becoming the Italian operator’s biggest shareholder. Vivendi has a 8 per cent stake ...
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    Telecom Egypt appoints new CEO; raises questions over mobile stra... Edit Post

    Following the appointment of new government representatives onto the board of state-controlled Telecom Egypt (TE), the incumbent voted for a new CEO – existing board member Osama Yassin – sparking speculation that a change in mobile direction might be on the cards. Ousted CEO Mohamed el-Nawawy, who appeared keen on pursuing a mobile path through a ...

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    Europe strikes 5G R&D deal with Japan Edit Post

    The European Union (EU) joined forces with Japan to work towards a “common understanding of 5G”, identify “new harmonised frequencies” for the next-generation technology, and cooperate on future 5G applications. “Our agreement with Japan is a milestone on the road to a global definition of 5G, its service characteristics and standards,” said Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner ...
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    German auction sails past €1.5B reserve in two days; 900MHz more valued than 700MHz Edit Post

    Two days into Germany’s multi-band spectrum auction, total bids reached nearly €1.9 billion – so eclipsing the €1.5 billion floor set by BNA, the telecoms regulator – with operators apparently valuing 900MHz spectrum much more than frequencies in the 700MHz ‘digital dividend’ band. By Friday morning (29 May), the auction had already seen 27 rounds of ...


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    Avago confirms $37B Broadcom buy Edit Post

    Semiconductor company Avago Technologies is to acquire rival Broadcom in a $37 billion deal, in a move which the acquirer said will give it “the most diversified communications platform in the semiconductor industry”. Hock Tan, president and CEO of Avago, said in a statement: “Today’s announcement marks the combination of the unparalleled engineering prowess of Broadcom with Avago’s heritage of ...