Chinese blogger claims there’s potential in Chinese internet community

  • July 31st, 2012

Freedom of information in China has been – and will for some time remain – a contentious issue for us out here in the west, but most of us tend to agree that the situation is dire, with internet in the country being heavily monitored and censored by the government. What’s less often suggested is […]

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Hackers steal 9m customers’ details from KT Telecom

  • July 30th, 2012

Where once you had rugged outlaws wandering the scrublands of the American mid-west, in this day and age we have hackers. What’s worrying is that many of them seem to have little trouble extracting money and information from companies and organisations that we think of as being secure. The latest large-scale hack attack has occurred […]

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ZTE being investigated by FBI over dodgy dealings with Iran

  • July 13th, 2012

It’s rare that you get to write about mobile phone news with a headline that features the contentious words ‘FBI’ and ‘Iran,’ but when it involves a major phone manufacturer from one of the world’s most contentious countries, it’s not quite as surprising. According to the FBI, Chinese phone giant ZTE gets up to more […]

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ZTE to head wireless network project in Peru

  • July 11th, 2012

Here in the UK, ZTE has wisely shifted its focus towards providing decent-quality handsets at ridiculously low prices. In other parts of the world, meanwhile, the Chinese phone giant is undertaking projects much grander and more ambitious in scale. One such project is in Peru, where ZTE have just won a project that’ll see them […]

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Smartphone shipments overtake feature phones in China

  • July 9th, 2012

China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and one of the consumer markets that’s most indicative of this progress is mobile phones. For some time now, China has been the world’s leading country when it comes to both feature phone and smartphone use. Within that, however, another landmark has been reached. According […]

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Finnish Telecoms prices keep on falling for Finnish consumers

  • July 4th, 2012

Here in the UK, we can’t complain too much about getting bad deals on our mobile networks. The prices aren’t escalating rapidly, and there is such a variety of weird and wonderful tariffs out there that we’re bound to find something perfect for our needs. But it wouldn’t be bad if the prices we pay […]

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MasterCard and Deutsche Telecom team up for NFC payments

  • July 2nd, 2012

As NFC is starting to gain momentum as a legitimate technology with which we can make payments and other financial transactions using our phones, MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom announced a huge forward-step for the technology today. The two companies spoke of the importance of NFC technology at a press conference in Berlin, and their aim […]

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Turkcell Board Meeting called off due to Shareholder’s absence

  • June 29th, 2012

Turkish mobile network Turkcell has been going through a tumultuous time of late, withs its board of shareholders constantly failing to come to a concise agreement over control of the network. Turkcell’s three main shareholders, Altimo, Cukurova and TeliaSonera, have been in a dispute for several years over how the company should be managed. TeliaSonera […]

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Orange deploying NFC SIM cards in France

  • June 28th, 2012
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For now, the shift towards potential-tech-of-the-future NFC has been a tentative one, with no network or manufacturer willing to go all out by fully integrating it into everyday life. Samsung are giving it a wide-scale test at the London Olympics, but aside from that it seems that most are happy to just have NFC sitting […]

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Korean network providers throttle VoIP service Kakao Talk

  • June 25th, 2012
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VoIP services and network providers have always had a bit of a tumultuous relationship. While smartphones are a great platform for services such as Skype to provide their users with free phone calls, the savings customers make on these naturally have an effect on network providers’ profits. While there has been talk and rumours of […]

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