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    Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Edit Post

    Microsoft said that its next-generation Windows 10 will “adapt to the devices customers are using – from Xbox to PCs and phones to tablets”, as it also indicated it is seeing growing momentum for its current mobile platform. In a blog post, Terry Myerson, EVP for operating systems, reiterated Microsoft’s “mobile-first, cloud first” mantra, while noting ...
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    Linux Foundation unveils open source NFV platform Edit Post

    The Linux Foundation announced its Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), backed by a host of big-name operators and suppliers, which promises a carrier-grade and open source platform (based on Linux) to accelerate the introduction of new products and services. Among the founding platinum members are AT&T, China Mobile, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Networks, NTT Docomo, ...
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    Indonesia's XL Axiata slims down tower portfolio Edit Post

    Indonesian operator XL Axiata is to sell around 3,500 of its telecoms towers to infrastructure player Solusi Tunas for IDR5.6 trillion ($460 million). The towers have been sold for cash with XL Axiata leasing them back for 10 years, according to a statement. The transaction is due to close by the end of the year. The deal ...
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    Brazil's 4G auction fails to ignite as Oi keeps powder dry Edit Post

    Brazil’s auction of 4G spectrum in the 700MHz band generated less revenue than expected after just three of the four nationwide operators bid for licences. According to Reuters, the combined bids amounted to BRL5.85 billion ($2.39 billion), significantly below the BRL8 billion that officials hoped to raise. The smallest national mobile operator Oi said last week it ...
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    Norway’s Tele2 signs Ice deal to allay network duopoly fears Edit Post

    Mobile Norway, owned by Tele2, signed an agreement with newcomer Ice in the hope it might allay competition concerns surrounding TeliaSonera’s bid for Tele2’s Norwegian unit. As part of the agreement, Ice – backed by privately-held Access Industries – will acquire part of Tele2’s mobile infrastructure (in the event TeliaSonera wins regulatory approval for its Tele2 ...

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    New EU digital chief looks to industry for 5G heavy lifting Edit Post

    Incoming EU digital chief Guenther Oettinger urged caution about the level of public sector support the mobile industry can expect in deploying 5G networks. “5G is the future. We believe that is the technology for coming decades and we must now take the necessary preparatory steps. In the commission we want to avoid any delays as ...
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    iPhone 6 approved for 17 October sale in China Edit Post

    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced today it has approved licences for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – almost three weeks after Apple launched the larger-screen device. Reuters reported that the approval came after the MIIT conducted “rigorous security testing” and negotiations with Apple over potential security risks related to personal data. There ...


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    Deutsche Telekom considers putting US sale on hold for a year — report Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom might hold off selling its stake in T-Mobile US — at least until the dust settles on forthcoming US spectrum auctions and the regulatory mood shifts more positively, said Reuters. Only one bid sits on the table for T-Mobile US — and that’s from France’s Iliad, about which Deutsche Telekom is lukewarm. Iliad has given ...