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    India moves to nationwide mobile number portability Edit Post

    India’s mobile operators today have launched national mobile number portability (MNP) to meet the government’s deadline for offering the service, which allows customers to keep their existing mobile numbers when they move to another region. The country has had MNP within regions since 2011. India is divided into 22 telecoms service areas or circles, which generally match ...
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    Facebook plans revenue sharing model to monetise videos Edit Post

    Facebook will share ad revenue with video creators in the hope of attracting better content and more advertising, a move aimed at smartphones on which 75 per cent of its videos are watched. In total, videos are watched around four billion times a day on the social network. The new feature, called suggested videos, will likely put ...
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    Bharti Airtel raises $1.3B from African tower sales Edit Post

    India’s Bharti Airtel today announced the sale of tower assets in five African countries for $1.3 billion, which it said will be used to reduce debt. The company also confirmed it is in the process of further divestment in six other countries, as part of its previously announced intentions to divest tower assets in 13 African countries. In ...
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    PayPal buys P2P money transfer firm Xoom for $890M Edit Post

    PayPal bought Xoom, a US firm that enables remittances either via mobile or online, as it tries to build an international presence ahead of its 17 July spin-off from parent eBay. Xoom’s target market is migrants in the US who want to send money to friends and family internationally. The firm’s major payment corridors are from ...
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    Xiaomi’s H1 shipments rise 33%, but full-year target in doubt Edit Post

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is facing a slowdown in growth as H1 shipments rose just 33 per cent year-on-year, in contrast to 227 per cent full-year growth in 2014. According to a tweet by Hugo Barra, the company’s VP of international operations, it shipped 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of the year, which will make ...

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    Huawei CEO continues European charm offensive Edit Post

    Huawei’s rotating CEO Guo Ping continued his charm offensive in Europe, suggesting in a blog post on its European website that EU-China cooperation holds huge potential for enabling the continent’s industrial sector to take a leadership role in the digital economy. Guo (pictured), who was in Europe in May to announce the launch of its European ...
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    Orange reveals EMEA strategy, launches separate holding entity Edit Post

    Orange yesterday reaffirmed ambitions to grow its presence across Africa and the Middle East via acquisition, as the company established a separate holding company for its operations in the regions, effective from this month. The move, which has been mooted for over year, will see Orange launch a holding company for all its assets in both regions under a single ...


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    Xiaomi announces Brazil launch; names new CFO Edit Post

    Chinese handset maker Xiaomi took its first major steps outside of Asia after announcing the launch of its smartphones in Brazil, and vowed to expand further across Latin America. Five year old Xiaomi, which was valued at $46 billion in its latest funding round, is thought of as the world’s most valuable start-up, and will sell ...