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    European Council pushes back on roaming Edit Post

    A new proposal by the European Council calls for a review of the wholesale roaming market that should be completed by mid-2018 — in contrast to the European Commission’s proposal to finish with the charges by the end of this year. The Latvian presidency proposes a review to take place by 30 June, 2018. The European Commission’s ...
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    Kuwait's Zain may sell towers Edit Post

    Kuwait’s largest operator Zain is considering selling its transmitter towers in several markets where it operates, Reuters has reported. “Partnering in a newly formed tower sharing company or selling networks to enhance cash positions and then leasing them back are several considerations that Zain, like many other operators across the region, has been deliberating for several ...
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    India delays auctions, cabinet yet to clear 3G price Edit Post

    India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has pushed back spectrum auctions by a week to give it more time to respond to questions raised during a pre-bid meeting held two weeks ago. The cabinet has not yet approved the 3G pricing recommended by a DoT commission (which was sent a week ago), but the Economic Times said ...
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    AT&T feels mobile pressure in Q4 Edit Post

    AT&T may have beaten Wall Street expectations during Q4 2014, but stiffer competition in the US mobile market is squeezing margins and making it more difficult for the company to hold onto customers. Wireless service revenue was down 3.7 per cent during Q4, year-on-year, to $15.1 billion. AT&T attributed the drop to the growing popularity of ...
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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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    Apple’s world-record Q1 reflects growing iPhone reliance Edit Post

    Apple reported the largest net profit ever for a public company in the three months to December, powered by 74.5 million iPhone sales. Strikingly, the contribution of the iPhone to Apple’s total revenue leapt to 69 per cent in Q1 2015 from 56 per cent a year earlier. However, the quarterly numbers also told another story – ...
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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 ...