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Cisco CEO John Chambers Slams His Chinese Competitor, Hints It Steals Stuff (CSCO)

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Cisco CEO John Chambers says the company he is most worried about is not Juniper or HP. It's Chinese network gear maker Huawei Technologies. In an interview during a Wall Street Journal event, he then all-but-accused Huawei of being a thief. "They don't always play by the rules," he...
Cisco CEO John Chambers Slams His Chinese Competitor, Hints It Steals Stuff (CSCO)

EC Says Telco Standards Could Make €110 Billion New Digital Content Market

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The European Commission reckons it could unlock €110 ($147.99/£93.27) billion a year in new digital business by harmonising rules for the bloc’s telecoms market. A study it commissioned from Ecorys, published on Tuesday, says the gain would come to content and telco operators from telecom rules that were revised...
EC Says Telco Standards Could Make €110 Billion New Digital Content Market

December 2011: India has 13.30M Broadband Connections; 646.78M Active Mobile

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Another month of slow growth for Indian broadband: the connection base was up only 1.30% to 13.30 million at the end of December 2011, from 13.13 million at the end of November, according to the Indian telecom regulator TRAI. The mobile connection base increased to 893.84 Million in December as...
December 2011: India has 13.30M Broadband Connections; 646.78M Active Mobile

iPhone pricing said to draw scrutiny in Taiwan

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The country's Fair Trade Commission says it will investigate charges that Apple has been interfering in how Taiwan's telecom operators are setting iPhone prices [Read more]...
iPhone pricing said to draw scrutiny in Taiwan

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7 in China, but handset makers, operators hold the details

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Microsoft has officially launched its Windows Phone 7 platform in China at an event in Beijing, where it revealed that it will partner with no fewer than four handset makers. The event saw a China Telecom executive speak as a number of Windows Phone devices were exhibited and discussed. The...
Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7 in China, but handset makers, operators hold the details
China's Efforts To Rapidly Build Its 4G Network Is A Boon For Struggling Telecom Gear Makers

Google Might Stop Violating 'Search Neutrality' If Anybody Knew What That Actually Meant

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Given Google's position on network neutrality, white space spectrum, competition and other topics, it's not too surprising that they've drawn the ire of the larger telecom operators like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast. All three companies have massive lobbying operations, and have been busily engaged in pressuring Uncle Sam to investigate...
Google Might Stop Violating 'Search Neutrality' If Anybody Knew What That Actually Meant

Japan's Softbank offers to buy 70 percent of US operator Sprint for $20 billion

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Japan's Softbank said Monday it has reached a deal to acquire a 70 percent stake in U.S. mobile operator Sprint Nextel for US$20 billion, forming one of the world's largest telecom operators....
Japan's Softbank offers to buy 70 percent of US operator Sprint for $20 billion

Dish Network to Roll Out Satellite-Broadband Service

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Dish Network Corp. plans to roll out a proprietary, satellite-based broadband service that would reach subscribers across the U.S., a person familiar with the matter said. The move will help Dish Network compete more directly with cable and telecom operators that offer broadband, including in packages bundled with television service....
Dish Network to Roll Out Satellite-Broadband Service

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

Vietnam’s two state-owned operators set to merge in line with new regulation

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Vietnam’s two largest telecom operators are merging together in response to new government regulation that limits the influence of investors in the country’s telecom space. Vinaphone and MobiFone — both of which are 100 percent state-owned — will merge together in what senior officials have called a restructuring move to...
Vietnam’s two state-owned operators set to merge in line with new regulation

U.S. misses early win on Internet regulations

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The U.S. and Canada had hoped to limit Internet regulations to telecom operators, and not Web companies. [Read more]...
U.S. misses early win on Internet regulations

ITU will consider broader powers to regulate internet companies

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The ITU hasn't updated its rules since 1988. Thankfully the telecommunications arm of the UN is currently meeting in Dubai to rewrite its hopelessly outdated regulations. The US and Canada quickly sought to place limits on any new rules and keep the international body's focus on telecom operators and...
ITU will consider broader powers to regulate internet companies

China's Going To Build Massive 4G Mobile Networks--Snubbing European Companies In The Process

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STOCKHOLM/PARIS (Reuters) - Chinese telecom operators will start awarding contracts for super-fast mobile networks this year, kicking off the third wave of a global investment cycle that is reshaping the competitive landscape among telecom equipment makers. China, the world's biggest mobile market with 1.1 billion subscribers, is likely to further...
China's Going To Build Massive 4G Mobile Networks--Snubbing European Companies In The Process

ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

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ZTE is honing in on increased investment in 4G networks by China’s major telecom operators as it struggles to catch up with domestic rival Huawei Technologies, reports Reuters. ZTE and Huawei are expected to compete for most 4G network contracts with China’s three major carriers (China Mobile, China Unicom, and...
ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

$20 Billion Alcatel-Lucent Just Ousted Another CEO (ALU)

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Verwaayen stepping down as group sinks to hefty 2012 loss PARIS (AP) -- Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen is leaving the loss-making French-U.S. telecommunications gear maker after a failed four-year bid to turn the business around. Verwaayen said in a statement Thursday that it was "clear to me that...
$20 Billion Alcatel-Lucent Just Ousted Another CEO (ALU)

iPhone 4S sales see Apple’s market share in China rocket to 16%: Report

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The first analyst data evaluating China’s smartphone industry in Q1 2012 is out, with Apple reported to have more than doubled its market share, according data from Woori Investment and Securities, reported by Yonhap. Woori’s report concludes that Apple’s sales between January and March 2012 hit 6.2 million devices, up from 2.1 million...
iPhone 4S sales see Apple’s market share in China rocket to 16%: Report

India 2G Auctions to Be Lengthy

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Indian expects to take at least 400 days to auction frequency for basic mobile-phone services, quashing hopes of telecom operators hurt by a recent court ruling that revoked their licenses....
India 2G Auctions to Be Lengthy

Huawei: US market no longer focus for its carrier business

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After facing a congressional battering over security concerns, Huawei's carrier networking group is no longer focused on the U.S. market, and instead expects to find ample business in other parts of the world."Apparently, due to whatever the geopolitical reasons, we are not focusing on the U.S. market," said Li...
Huawei: US market no longer focus for its carrier business

Singtel and Japan’s Mitsui invest $5m into emerging market-focused General Mobile

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SingTel Innov8, the venture arm of telecom group SingTel, and Japanese software firm Mitsui have invested $5 million in General Mobile, which has closed a new round of funding that will help the emerging market-focused mobile firm focus on new opportunities. The new funding will be used to expand and fund future growth in...
Singtel and Japan’s Mitsui invest $5m into emerging market-focused General Mobile

Ready for Mobile World Congress? We are! Here's where you can find us.

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Next week (actually, this weekend), the madness that is Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona once again. The horrible huge event brings together many of the leading mobile players to the same city for multiple days, from the world’s largest mobile phone and tablet manufacturers to telecom operators, trade...
Ready for Mobile World Congress? We are! Here's where you can find us.

Wireless Executives Decry Regulation and Monopolies

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In the keynote session opening the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, chief executives from some of the world's largest telecom operators predicted continued growth for the wireless industry, yet said that regulations need to be changed to capture those opportunities....
Wireless Executives Decry Regulation and Monopolies

European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

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With networks that typically span the whole country and plans that generally shield U.S. mobile phone users from paying extra roaming fees these days, being outside of your provider's reach isn't much of a problem on this side of the Atlantic (though there may be some changes afoot here, too)....
European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

Korea's operators jump aboard messaging service Joyn to claw back revenue lost to free apps

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Here’s proof of the disruption that mobile messaging services are causing in Asia. Three of Korea’s telecom operators have jumped aboard Joyn, the global Internet-based messaging and calling service, as they seek to claw back income lost to free apps. Bucking the trend for not announcing major news on Christmas Day, yesterday saw...
Korea's operators jump aboard messaging service Joyn to claw back revenue lost to free apps

Pay TV growth keeps slowing: 484K video users added in Q1

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The pay TV business continued to expand in the first quarter, but that growth is clearly decelerating. The top 10 publicly traded operators of cable, satellite and telecommunications-based pay TV services added 494,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, according to data compiled by paidContent from Q1 earnings reports. That...
Pay TV growth keeps slowing: 484K video users added in Q1
Carrier Theories Meets Harsh Reality Of Competing With Amazon

Eidos president: Low broadband speeds are holding the game industry back

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No matter how fast your new graphics card is or how much RAM is in your console, the biggest limitation for your gaming rig (and the gaming industry as a whole) could just be your Internet connection. At least that was the message Eidos President Ian Livingstone delivered to delegates...
Eidos president: Low broadband speeds are holding the game industry back

Free mobile messaging apps will be the death of SMS. Eventually. Just not yet.

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Free mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, WeChat and MessageMe are getting so popular in the developed world that they’re eating away at the telecom operators’ SMS revenues, traditionally a cash cow (and actually a bit of a scam) for carriers worldwide. Unless you’ve been living under a...
Free mobile messaging apps will be the death of SMS. Eventually. Just not yet.

Why China's Biggest Threat To Facebook May Start Charging A Fee

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Users of Tencent Holdings' hugely popular mobile chatting application may have to pay fees in future to satisfy China's three mobile telecom operators, Chinese media quoted a government official as saying on Sunday. Tencent's Weixin, or WeChat, chatting application (app) is currently free and has more than...
Why China's Biggest Threat To Facebook May Start Charging A Fee

Just under half of US wireless services now owned by foreign multinationals

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With Softbank's majority stake acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corporation, the amount of foreign interest in the United States wireless market is greatly expanded. On the other side of the coin, wholly-American owned wireless companies are beginning to look like an endangered species. The two largest US carriers, Verizon Wireless...
Just under half of US wireless services now owned by foreign multinationals
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