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    Altice chairman “seriously considered” KPN takeover bid – report... Edit Post

    Patrick Drahi, chairman and founder of Altice – an increasingly acquisitive European cable and mobile group – reportedly weighed up a bid for Dutch incumbent KPN, but eventually pulled out because the price was too high. News of Drahi’s apparent interest in the Dutch operator surfaced in L’Echo, a Belgian newspaper, but KPN strenuously denied that ...
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    Indonesia to engineer 4G migration with 2G tax hike Edit Post

    The Indonesian government has backed a mobile industry proposal to increase the tax on 2G handset sales. According to the Jakarta Post, the government wants to see a majority of the country’s users moving to 4G in the next three or four years. Communications and information minister Rudiantara is hoping a decrease in 4G pricing will encourage ...
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    Indian government looks to revive BSNL and MTNL Edit Post

    After completing a first full year in office, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now keen to revive the fortunes of struggling state-owned telecoms operators BSNL and MTNL. Economic Times reports that Modi’s government sees “the revival of BSNL and MTNL as priority concerns”, citing quotes from the country’s telecoms minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. India’s telecoms market remains ...
  • Shailesh CES Asia

    Twitter cites T-Mobile CEO's social behaviour as way forward for ... Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Shailesh Rao, Twitter’s head of Asia, urged corporates to start an open conversation with their customers and stakeholders to better understand their needs, using the example of goverment leaders and mobile industry CEOs who are driving commercial and economic change via the social platform. “To be distributed, you have to be relevant and authentic,” Rao ...
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    Docomo joins FIDO Alliance, launches biometric authentication Edit Post

    Japan’s NTT Docomo has joined the board of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, the organisation driving the effort to standardise password-less online authentication based on cryptography and biometric technologies. The operator, the country’s largest, said starting tomorrow it will use the technology to make many of its online services – including d book, d game, ...

  • Ofcom

    Ofcom reveals plan for upcoming UK mobile auction Edit Post

    UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom today revealed an update to its plans to release mobile airwaves in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum bands, kicking-off a consultation with potential bidders on the best way to proceed with the upcoming auction. In a statement, it said the spectrum auction will be used “to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband ...
  • WeDo 3

    Managing risk key to supporting enterprise disruption Edit Post

    WEDO WORLDWIDE USER GROUP 2015: Panelists from SAP, Lisbon City Hall, PWC and Microsoft discussed the need to accept – but manage – risk as the nature of business changes, with Joao Couto (pictured, right), general manager of Microsoft Portugal, warning that “the biggest risk is not doing anything”. Luiz Ponzoni, partner at PWC Brazil, echoed ...


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    BlackBerry subject to takeover speculation – again – following latest job cuts Edit Post

    BlackBerry was again the subject of takeover speculation, shortly after the company announced more job cuts in its latest reshuffle. According to reports, Microsoft is among the potential suitors for BlackBerry, as it looks to bolster its position in the mobile market. Following its acquisition of the bulk of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it seems ...