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    ZTE unveils Blade S6 at global launch in Hong Kong Edit Post

    China’s ZTE today launched its slimmest Blade model, which it has positioned as an “affordable, premium” 4G smartphone aimed at the mass market. The head of ZTE’s mobile devices unit, Adam Zeng Xuezhong, told the audience of media and ZTE partners that 2015 is a critical year for its transformation as a major global player: “We ...
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    Motorola makes Chinese return Edit Post

    Motorola made its return to the Chinese market, which its head, Rick Osterloh, described as “the biggest and most exciting smartphone market in the world”. “Motorola was the first company to develop and manufacture Android phones in China. We did this back in 2010 with a device called XT800, one of the most popular devices of ...
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    Sunrise IPO pricing gives it market value of $6.76B Edit Post

    Sunrise, the second largest of three operators in Switzerland, has annnounced the launch of its IPO and set a price range of between CHF58 and CHF78 per share, giving it an implied market value of up to CHF3.3 billion ($6.76 billion). The first day of trading on the stock exchange will be on or before 6 ...
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    Huawei talks up “highly successful” dual device brand plan Edit Post

    Huawei claimed its dual-brand Huawei/Honor strategy has been “highly successful, creating synergies which have resulted in raising brand awareness and market share of the Huawei Consumer BG as a whole”, as the company looks to ship 100 million smartphones this year. Shao Yang, VP of marketing for the Chinese giant’s Consumer Business Group, said that the main ...
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    Dutch regulator fines KPN, Vodafone over net neutrality breaches Edit Post

    The Authority for Consumers and Markets in the Netherlands has imposed fines on KPN and Vodafone — the country’s two largest operators —for violating net neutrality rules. KPN has been hit with a €250,000 penalty, while rival Vodafone is worse off by €200,000, following the ruling. The regulator said KPN was guilty of blocking various services, including ...

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    Microsoft reports mixed Q2 results; Lumia gains at low-end Edit Post

    Microsoft announced numbers for the quarter to 31 December 2014 which highlight the challenges it is facing on a number of fronts, with Satya Nadella, CEO, stating it is making “bold steps forward” across its businesses. “We saw success in a number of our strategic areas including cloud adoption; redefining and revitalising the Windows ecosystem; and ...
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    Ericsson takes hit in Q4; North America slows Edit Post

    Swedish network vendor Ericsson reported weaker-than-forecast profit and sales in the fourth quarter, as operators in North America curbed their spending. The world’s largest mobile infrastructure company reported Q4 profit of SEK4.2 billion ($510 million), a 35 per cent decline on a year ago (albeit the Q4 2013 figure was boosted by a one-time gain from ...


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    AT&T doubles-down on Mexico with Nextel bid Edit Post

    AT&T announced a deal to acquire the Mexican business of NII Holdings – which trades as Nextel – for $1.9 billion less outstanding debt, shortly after completing its $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell. Under the terms of the deal, AT&T will acquire all of NII’s assets in Mexico, including spectrum licences, network assets, retail stores and ...