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    LINE acquires music streaming service MixRadio from Microsoft Edit Post

    LINE Corp, the Japanese company behind the messaging app of the same name, announced it is acquiring Microsoft’s MixRadio, a free music streaming service that allows users to create a personal radio station, as part of a strategy to expand and become “an integral part of consumers’ daily lives.” MixRadio, which said it will continue to ...
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    Telecom Italia favours all-stock bid for Oi — report Edit Post

    Telecom Italia (TI) is reportedly favouring an all-stock bid through its Brazilian business to acquire integrated operator Oi — an approach that would enable it to invest in its network in the South American market. According to Bloomberg sources, TI is waiting for the Brazilian government and telecoms regulator to indicate whether or not it would ...
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    CSL rolls out LTE-A in parts of Hong Kong Edit Post

    Hong Kong’s CSL announced today it has upgraded parts its 4G network to LTE-Advanced using carrier aggregation across two 20MHz bands to offer theoretical peak download speeds of 300Mb/s. CSL has 20MHz of spectrum in each of the 1.8 and 2.6GHz bands and aggregates the two blocks to boost the speed of its 4G network from ...
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    Huawei, ZTE plan to join Ericsson with patent lawsuits — report Edit Post

    China’s Huawei and ZTE are reportedly preparing legal action against device vendors Xiaomi, Oppo and Bubugao for patent infringement. The two companies, better known for their telecoms network gear, had sent the companies a warning letter requesting royalty payments, Business Korea reported. Since the three so-called second-generation handset makers failed to respond, Huawei and ZTE said they ...
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    Xavier Niel to snap up Orange Switzerland for €2.3B Edit Post

    French billionaire Xavier Niel agreed to buy Orange Switzerland for CHF2.8 billion (€2.3 billion) from Apax Partners. This deal comes at the end of a year when Niel-controlled Iliad declined to initiate consolidation in the French mobile market, and was unsuccessful in its pursuit of T-Mobile US. The Swiss operator is the country’s third largest and was acquired by ...

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    Nokia-AlcaLu merger talks rumoured again Edit Post

    Infrastructure vendors Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent are reported to have resumed discussions about a potential merger. Manager Magazin, a German publication, cited company sources as saying that the pair could either merge or agree to cooperate closely as a result of the discussions. The sources said the discussions resumed in the autumn. However, a source close to the ...
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    Google may build Android directly into cars Edit Post

    Google is working on an Android version that would be built into cars, enabling drivers to use the internet without the need for plugging in smartphones, as is the case with its current Android Auto software, sources have told Reuters. Thilo Koslowski, vice president and automotive practice leader at Gartner, did not know about Google’s plans ...


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    UK operators pledge £5B rural spend in government deal Edit Post

    The UK government has struck an agreement with the mobile industry whereby the country’s four operators will together invest £5 billion on improving network coverage — but has dropped its previous idea of imposing national roaming on the industry. EE, O2, Vodafone and 3 UK each guaranteed to provide voice and text across 90 per cent ...