4G Licenses Rumoured To Be Coming To Chinese Networks

  • November 20th, 2013
New base stations prepared for China 4G services

Rumours have been circulating over the past few days that the Chinese authorities will allow their major networks to start using the 4G spectrum for customers. These rumours have gathered prominence after it was revealed by a company insider that China Mobile’s departments for 4G have been “unusually busy” lately. Liu Dalong, director of the […]

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EE Launch World’s Fastest 4G

  • November 6th, 2013
Everything Everywhere

Speaking at the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, CEO of EE Olaf Swantee announced the launch of the company’s LTE-A signal, (theoretically) capable of 300Mbps download speeds. The launch has only so far been limited to Tech City in London, with the aim of rolling the service out commercially in mid-2014 when LTE-A […]

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Golden Age of Telecoms Nearly Over For All But A Few Remaining Markets

  • October 30th, 2013
Monk using a smartphone

For the past 20 years the telecoms industry has seen its “golden age”, even growing fast enough to catapult its most powerful figure, Carlos Slim, to the head of the Forbes Rich List. This growth is now beginning to slow and industry analysts Ovum predict that by 2018 the market will see its first decline. […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Employees Protest Companies Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs

  • October 23rd, 2013
Alcatel-Lucent Logo

Alcatel-Lucent have been a company in decline since 2006 according to Michel Combes, CEO of the ailing business. That was the last time the company made any money, prompting the company to announce that they will be cutting 10,000 jobs in an effort to reduce costs by €1 billion. This has sparked protests by company […]

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Vodafone and Verizon involved in third biggest corporate deal ever – $130b

  • October 9th, 2013
Vodafone sponsoring F1. Is this where all the money goes?

It’s been a long running feud in the telecoms world, with Vodafone being 45% major shareholders in Verizon. The heads in charge had calmed the storm that was brewing some time ago, based around an unknown answer to a very important question regarding total control. The answer has now been given and it comes in […]

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BlackBerry to be sold for $4.7b

  • September 25th, 2013
A dying BlackBerry

The mobile phone manufacturer owned by parent company RIM is to be sold after announcing that they expect to make a loss of just under $1b for the 2nd quarter of 2013 and will be restructuring the business, starting with an exodus of up to 40% of it’s current workforce. The company swooping in on […]

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Ethio Telecom expanding with $800m ZTE deal

  • August 21st, 2013
Ethio Telecom logo

Mobile subscription rates have been growing for over a decade worldwide. There are now huge opportunities in developing countries like Ethiopia where mobile phones are now becoming more affordable than ever before. This has become the driving force between Ethiopia’s largest network and the Chinese phone manufacturing company ZTE signing an $800m deal. The deal […]

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BlackBerry eyeing potential sale

  • August 15th, 2013
bbm logo

The mobile phone brand could be sold off as the Canadian company struggle to keep it afloat. With share prices dropping from $14.48 to $10.29 in just 24 hours recently, directors are beginning to view their options as to what can be done with the once popular business. BlackBerry were amongst the most purchased smartphones […]

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Myanmar Telecoms Auction Winners Announced

  • July 31st, 2013
Monk using a smartphone

Myanmar is one of the last remaining untapped markets for telecoms companies operating in Asia. We reported in January 2013 about the impending boom set to hit Myanmar’s telecoms industry, and this is now well and truly up and running. Two networks were selected after the auctions to spearhead the countries drive in becoming modernised […]

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European telecoms networks share boost

  • July 24th, 2013
share prices rising equals time for celebrating

As news broke on Tuesday July 23rd that Telefonica had agreed a deal with KPN to purchase their Germany based network E-Plus, telecoms companies around Europe were celebrating as financial markets saw massive increases in stock values. Telefonica, the network that originated in Spain, is building on their established base in the German market, currently […]

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