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Japan's Largest Mobile Carrier Invests US$14 Million in Eye-Fi

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, said Wednesday it had invested US$14 million in Eye-Fi, the maker of Wi-Fi-enabled memory cards....
Japan's Largest Mobile Carrier Invests US$14 Million in Eye-Fi

Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

9 in 10 Londoners will soon have free Wi-Fi in Tube stations

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From June, almost all Londoners should be able to get free Wi-Fi access in London Underground stations, after O2 became the latest major carrier to sign up as a wholesale customer of Virgin Media. Virgin Media has been providing internet access in Tube stations since the Olympics in mid-2012. The...
9 in 10 Londoners will soon have free Wi-Fi in Tube stations
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Orange exec says developing markets can't sustain 'gas guzzlers' iOS, Android, Windows Phone

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Vice President of Devices Yves Maitre of European mobile operator Orange likened the iPhone, Android handsets and Windows Phones to fuel-inefficient cars, saying that the "gas guzzlers" aren't good choices for developing markets the carrier plans to enter....
Orange exec says developing markets can't sustain 'gas guzzlers' iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

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Latin American VOD platform Totalmovie is planning to venture into live online content early next year, Mexican newspaper El Economista reports. The company also unveiled a partnership with Sony, which will start offering a Totalmovie app across its devices, including connected TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and cell phones – presumably in...
Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

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NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile operator Orange took a step that could see some of that potential realized: it has announced that it will...
Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

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T-Mobile USA’s parent Deutsche Telekom today reported earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, with revenues and earnings in slight decline compared to a year ago: sales for the carrier came in at €14.4 billion, a decline of 1.1 percent; and earnings of €4.48 billion ($5.8 billion) were down...
Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. At a recent presentation in front of international wireless operators at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, wireless industry analyst Whitey Bluestein claimed he thinks Apple will soon move to provide wireless service directly to users of its iOS devices. Specifically, he thinks Apple will...
Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

Sprint says Dish's offer for Clearwire is illegal

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Sprint has gotten the lawyers involved in its ongoing fight with Dish Network over who will control Clearwire. On Monday Sprint sent a letter to the Clearwire board claiming that the terms of Dish’s bid to take over part or all of Clearwire violate state laws in Delaware, where the...
Sprint says Dish's offer for Clearwire is illegal

France Télécom officially changes name to Orange

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France Télécom is finally switching its official name to Orange after the name change was approved at its annual general meeting.That France Télécom isn't called Orange may come as a surprise to many, since it has used Orange as the brand name for its consumer and business services since...
France Télécom officially changes name to Orange

Sprint will use the biggest vendors to build its smallest cells

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If the growing number of small cell specialists is hoping to break out big in the United States, they should probably look at other carriers than Sprint. The country’s third-largest mobile operator revealed two vendors for its small cell rollout, and they happen to be the same companies that are...
Sprint will use the biggest vendors to build its smallest cells

VIDEO: '4G could be 20 times faster'

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Technology expert Paul Vlissidis discusses the likely impact of 4G access for the UK, as mobile operator Everything Everywhere is expected to announce a rollout of the service....
VIDEO: '4G could be 20 times faster'

420,000 U.S. Cellular customers soon must make a choice: Join Sprint or find a new provider

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In the next few months, 420,000 U.S. Cellular customers in the Midwest will find themselves without a mobile network. Sprint on Friday closed a $480 million deal with U.S. Cellular that will hand all of the latter’s spectrum in Chicago, St. Louis and the surrounding regions into Sprint’s waiting arms....
420,000 U.S. Cellular customers soon must make a choice: Join Sprint or find a new provider

France Télécom May Raise Egypt Stake

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France Télécom said that it is in advanced discussions with Egyptian mobile operator OTMT to increase its stake in their Egyptian telecom joint venture, a deal which could be worth up to $1.98 billion....
France Télécom May Raise Egypt Stake

T-Mobile USA becomes the first operator to offer Square credit card readers

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T-Mobile USA has become the first mobile operator to offer Square payment readers to its customers, allowing smartphone owners on its networks to buy the payment accessory direct from its stores from today. Square’s attachments are already on sale in Apple Stores and other retailers including Best Buy and Target,...
T-Mobile USA becomes the first operator to offer Square credit card readers

Japan's Top Carrier Eyes Videogames

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Japan's largest mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, will introduce a gaming service that features social aspects to allow users to communicate with each other, while providing a platform for video game publishers....
Japan's Top Carrier Eyes Videogames

O2 Wallet targets contactless payments market

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Smartphone app, which aims to simplify online shopping and money transfers, is open to mobile users across all networksMobile operator O2 has become the latest firm to offer a mobile payments service, allowing consumers to use their handset to send money to other people and shop more quickly online.Following in...
O2 Wallet targets contactless payments market

RT @chrismessina: NTT docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, turns on OpenID for ~50% of the Japanese population: http://bit.ly/aGgIsf

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RT @chrismessina: NTT docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, turns on OpenID for ~50% of the Japanese population: http://bit.ly/aGgIsf

T-Mobile USA agrees to come clean about 'uncarrier' service plans

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T-Mobile USA's "radical" service plans promising no annual contracts aren't quite as radical as consumers might think, and the mobile operator will change its advertising and offer refunds in a settlement with the state of Washington....
T-Mobile USA agrees to come clean about 'uncarrier' service plans

Vodafone Mulls Euro Break-Up Plans

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Vodafone is reviewing its billing systems in Europe in case the mobile operator needs to start billing customers in a currency other than the euro....
Vodafone Mulls Euro Break-Up Plans

Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app downloads by 100% and paid app revenue to developers by 140%

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Microsoft on Friday revealed rather interesting statistics in regards to Windows Phone growth. The company says that between Windows Phone 8′s launch and today, it has seen more than a 100 percent increase in app downloads and nearly a 140 percent increase in paid app revenue. Naturally those figures need...
Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app downloads by 100% and paid app revenue to developers by 140%

SK Telecom unit reportedly set to invest $9.15 million in Indonesia joint venture

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SK Telecom will soon start offering mobile and online services in Indonesia in a joint venture worth $18 million, as it seeks to make inroads into the Southeast Asian nation’s growing population of connected users, according to Global Post, which cited a Yonhap news agency report on Tuesday. SK Planet,...
SK Telecom unit reportedly set to invest $9.15 million in Indonesia joint venture

Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D, Led By NTT DOCOMO

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Eye-Fi, the maker of those nifty, wireless memory cards that automatically sync digital camera photos to your devices as well as to cloud services like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and YouTube, is today announcing it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The round was led by NTT DOCMOCO, the...
Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D, Led By NTT DOCOMO

Sprint to sell 70% stake to Japan's Softbank for $20bn

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US mobile carrier given much-needed cash boost as Softbank makes biggest overseas acquisition by a Japanese companyThe third largest mobile operator in the US is falling into Japanese hands, in the latest multibillion deal in an increasingly concentrated industry. Japanese telecoms company Softbank will buy up to 70% of Sprint...
Sprint to sell 70% stake to Japan's Softbank for $20bn
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US government sues AT&T over claims it “improperly billed” the FCC for fraudulent calls

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US mobile operator AT&T has found itself the subject of a lawsuit filed by the United States over government claims that it improperly billed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its provision of Internet Protocol (IP) Relay services, the Justice Department announced today. The United States believes that AT&T violated the...
US government sues AT&T over claims it “improperly billed” the FCC for fraudulent calls

Has Europe fallen out of love with the mobile phone?

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Forget the fact that it’s summertime: it must feel pretty chilly right now if you’re a mobile operator in Europe. Across the continent, evidence is mounting that people are starting to change their relationship with the mobile industry — and it has operators worried. A few days ago, it was...
Has Europe fallen out of love with the mobile phone?

Orange brings Baidu's speedy Android browser to Africa, Middle East and Asia, starting with Egypt

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Chinese Internet giant Baidu is beginning a big push into emerging markets with the Egyptian launch this week of its Web browser for Android handsets, in partnership with mobile operator Orange. The exclusive deal will see the two companies collaborate on rolling out a co-branded version of Baidu Browser in...
Orange brings Baidu's speedy Android browser to Africa, Middle East and Asia, starting with Egypt

South Korean government beefs up online security with dedicated cyber policy department

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Responding to the growth in online threats, particularly from North Korea and a recent malware attack that affected banks and broadcasters, South Korea’s ministry of defence is to establish a new department dedicated to cyber security. The Yonhap News Agency reports that a ‘cyber policy department’ will be established to...
South Korean government beefs up online security with dedicated cyber policy department
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