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More firms give backing to Symbian Foundation

Mobile operators 3, TIM and America Movil have given their support to the Symbian Foundation, a move Forbes believes is a blow to competing mobile phone software providers such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

Turkey to award MVNO licenses by November

Around ten unnamed companies have expressed an interest in launching as an MVNO in Turkey, the local regulator said last week. In an interview with Reuters, Turkey’s Telecommunications Board Chairman Tayfun Acarer said it was likely to award licenses before November.

Decline in handset subsidies to hit Japanese vendors

The decision by Japan’s three mobile operators to move away from handset subsidies is putting pressure on the country’s handset suppliers and could lead to consolidation amongst the smaller players, reports the Financial Times (FT) today.