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LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

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South Korea’s three mobile operators were hit by a cumulative $40.1 million dollar fine for illegal mobile subsidies last month, and now the country’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its second course of action, suspending the carriers from signing up new customers for fixed periods. LG Plus is the first...
LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

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Vodafone has complied with Indian government orders forcing the country's mobile operators to restrict text-messaging services, part of India's effort to curb mass panic that riled parts of the country in recent weeks....
Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

Qualcomm calls for shared in-home cells to handle mobile demand

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Consumers will have to share small, inexpensive cells in their homes with nearby mobile users to affordably meet the growing demand for mobile data in the next decade, a Qualcomm executive said Tuesday."There really is no alternative," said Matt Grob, Qualcomm's executive vice president and chief technology officer, during...
Qualcomm calls for shared in-home cells to handle mobile demand

Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

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Mobile operators in Brazil are now forbidden to sell phones that are tied to a one-year contract, the Brazilian tech blog Conteúdo Nerd reports. This is the result of a court decision announced last Friday, which will see disobeying companies pay a hefty daily fine of R$50,000 (US$25,100). According to...
Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)

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An independent study released this morning by neutral app store GetJar indicates that the market for mobile apps should grow to a whopping $17.5 billion within the next three years. This would basically mean that the value of apps sold would be greater than the value of CDs sold...
GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)
Vobi Raises $1.5 Million For Online Collaboration That's Kicked Off By Phone Calls

It looks like Korean mobile operators are throttling free call service Kakao Talk

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Telecom operators in Korea appear to be throttling a recently introduced mobile VoIP (mVoIP) service from popular messaging application Kakao Talk, less than three weeks after it was launched with some controversy. Initial comments from SK Telecom, KT Telecom and LG Telecom were initially ‘hostile’ to the free calling service, which...
It looks like Korean mobile operators are throttling free call service Kakao Talk

Major European operators label Nokia smartphones expensive, unoriginal and buggy

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European mobile operators appear to have dealt Nokia a fresh blow in its bid to overturn its flagging smartphone business, with its latest devices receiving a lukewarm response from four of the continent’s major carriers, Reuters reveals. Nokia, which signed an agreement with Microsoft to power its new smartphones with...
Major European operators label Nokia smartphones expensive, unoriginal and buggy

Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers' cloud services

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Funambol just got a $5.75 million vote of confidence that it can help mobile carriers that want to challenge the likes of Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. The later-stage funding round was led by previous investors HIG Growth Capital, Nexit Ventures and Castile Ventures. Funambol won’t just get the...
Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers' cloud services

Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

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In a webcast today,  Japanese operator Softbank has acquired a 70 percent stake in US operator Sprint, financing the deal with $8 billion in new capital and shares and $12 billion in existing shares. Softbank says that it will allow the company to “establish an operating base as one of...
Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

How Apple will become a mobile carrier

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What’s next for Apple? Apple will provide wireless service directly to its iPad and iPhone customers. First, Apple will sell data packages bundled with iPads. Then it will sell data and international roaming plans to iPhone customers through the iTunes Store. And in time — sooner than many think — Apple...
How Apple will become a mobile carrier

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. According to the Commission, these questions have emerged as key issues in the “net...
Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

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BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it’s not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency, announced that it has provided a €200 million ($256 million) working capital facility to Telefonica, one of...
BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

Why This CEO Moved His Startup From Silicon Valley To Singapore

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Instead of fighting for talent in Silicon Valley, one entrepreneur decided move to Singapore and set up his social network there. Bubble Motion is bringing social media to developing countries by allowing customers to send messages on their phones. The messaging service called Bubbly is a voice version of...
Why This CEO Moved His Startup From Silicon Valley To Singapore
Exent launches Android game subscription service for TVs (exclusive)
Why Does Apple Announce iPhone Pricing And Availability But Other Phone Makers Don't?
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue – what gives?

Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

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SoftBank sweetens its bid for the third-largest US phone carrier Sprint Nextel, as it looks to become one of the world's largest mobile operators....
Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

Unlocked Galaxy S II to be last to get Android 4.0

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UK Samsung Galaxy S II owners, who bought unlocked versions of the Android smartphone, may have to wait a while longer to get the Android 4.0 (ICS) update. The phone vendor has confirmed that the update will be made available to them, but only after all mobile operators have finished...
Unlocked Galaxy S II to be last to get Android 4.0

Alcatel-Lucent Offers Managed Service to Improve Mobile Network Performance

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Mobile operators that want help keeping their subscribers happy can get it through a new managed service from Alcatel-Lucent, the company said on Monday....
Alcatel-Lucent Offers Managed Service to Improve Mobile Network Performance

Report: Under-fire Chinese telecom firm Huawei sees “exceptional” growth

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Telecom firm Huawei may be subject to concerns over national security in Australia and investigation in the US, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese firm continuing its impressive growth across the world. Huawei’s infrastructure business, which sees it supply equipment to allow mobile operators, fixed-line ISPs and others to provide...
Report: Under-fire Chinese telecom firm Huawei sees “exceptional” growth

LG A290 with triple-SIM support arrives in Russia in late February for about €75

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Dual-SIM phones have been all the rage in many emerging markets for years now. And big phone makers were very late to this game, which at first consisted primarily from unknown Chinese vendors. But time has passed and some of the big names in mobile are slowly warming up to...
LG A290 with triple-SIM support arrives in Russia in late February for about €75

4G bidders prepare for complex auction

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Government may raise £3.5bn from sale of biggest chunk of mobile data bandwidth ever auctioned in BritainSeven bidders will vie for the biggest chunk of mobile data bandwidth to be auctioned in Britain in January when Ofcom sells off 4G spectrum that is expected to raise £3.5bn for the government's...
4G bidders prepare for complex auction

New EU deal to let consumers choose new mobile roaming contracts for their travels, keep their number

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A new deal between the European Parliament, European Council and the European Commission could change the way mobile phone owners use their devices when travelling across the continent. Under new rules, travellers will be able to select a separate roaming contract from an overseas operator before they travel and keep...
New EU deal to let consumers choose new mobile roaming contracts for their travels, keep their number

Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

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Mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Japan’s SoftBank are set to launch a joint mobile Internet portal later this month in India, becoming the second service to be introduced from the duo’s joint initiative, Bharti SoftBank (BSB). The new service — called BSY — will lean on the expertise and know-how of...
Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

Nokia shuts its biggest store in the world in Shanghai

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Nokia has shuttered its flagship store in China, and is looking to mobile operators and others to pick up the slack....
Nokia shuts its biggest store in the world in Shanghai

Developing-market Carriers Call for Sub-$50 Smartphone

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Executives of mobile operators that serve developing countries called on the GSM Association on Tuesday to kickstart the development of a sub-US$50 smartphone....
Developing-market Carriers Call for Sub-$50 Smartphone

Carrier CEOs Focus on Partnerships

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Mobile operators highlighted cooperation with developers and other partners, while emphasizing things only they can do, in a keynote session on the opening day......
Carrier CEOs Focus on Partnerships

What do we mean when we talk about "messaging" services?

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The recent news that more messages are being sent over mobile chat apps than through SMS was, I think, quite significant. Not necessarily in terms of straight numbers — the analyst figures that sparked the story were certainly conservative, so the shift must have happened a while ago — but...
What do we mean when we talk about "messaging" services?

Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile review

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More Info Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300) review Samsung Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) hands-on If three's a crowd, the Samsung Galaxy S III party in the US is about to get pretty stuffy. Having already reviewed AT&T and Sprint's variants...
Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile review
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