December 29, 2011

Daily News December 29, 2011

Verizon 4G LTE suffering nationwide outage for third time this month [updated]

Samsung Working on Quad-Core Galaxy Smartphone

Windows Phone Tango will hit in Q2 2012, Apollo in Q4, leaked roadmap claims

Huawei's CEO Starts Rumours About Succession Plans

KT Corp Gets Final Approval to Shut-Down Legacy 2G Phone Network

December 28, 2011

Daily News December 28, 2011

NTT Docomo to develop smartphone chips with Samsung, others

AT&T Completes Purchase of Wireless Spectrum from Qualcomm

Turkcell Signs $250 Million Loan to Fund Huawei Orders

MIIT Pushes for Faster, Cheaper Broadband in 2012

Nokia N801T with Symbian Anna and NFC announced in China

Thai Networks Signs 3G Tower Sharing Agreement

SK Telecom Develops Dual-Mode Wi-Fi and LTE Femtocell

Viva Launches First LTE Service in Kuwait

Kaboom! iOS and Android International Installed Base Expansion

December 27, 2011

Daily News December 27, 2011

Foxconn Doubling Down on Zhengzhou iPhone Plant

Samsung Wont Offer Andoid OS to Galaxy S Smartphone Users

LG to start pushing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates during Q2 2012

Samsung Shows Off Dual-SIM Android Smartphones

December 26, 2011

Daily News December 26, 2011

France Telecom-Orange reached an agreement with Apax Partners for the
disposal of Orange Switzerland

Qualcomm Announces FCC Approval Of Sale Of 700 MHz Spectrum Licenses To AT&T

AT&T Receives Regulatory Approval for Purchase of Wireless Spectrum from

ARCEP publishes the results of the allocation procedure for 4G mobile
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TeliaSonera Increases Its Ownership in Kcell and Prepares For IPO

KPN to sell French Simyo business to Bouygues

iPhone Sales: 30.3 Million This Quarter, 111.4 Million in Fiscal 2012

Motorola Mobility Launches the Budget-Friendly Motorola SPICE? XT

Firefox 9.0 for Android launched, it’s optimized for tablets

ZTE Completes World-First TD-LTE CSFB Tests

China tightens rules for microblog publishers: Xinhua


December 22, 2011

Daily News December 22, 2011

Motorola Mobility Loses Patent Dispute with Microsoft

DOCOMO, KDDI and SOFTBANK Establish Consortium to Promote NFC Services Compatible with Multiple International Standards

Daily Android activations top 700,000

Ice Cream Sandwich coming to 2011 Xperia™ smartphones from end March/early April 2012

Amazon, Microsoft and Nokia Mulled Takeover Bids for Research in Motion

OPTA to scrutinise KPN more closely amid anti-competition concerns

Ericsson Wins 5-Year Swiss LTE Upgrade Contract

NEC wins Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) Submarine Cable System

NSN to upgrade PT Telkom submarine connection

December 21, 2011

Daily News December 21, 2011

Statement From FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Regarding AT&T Inc.'s Abandonment of its Proposed Acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.

Justice Department probing Verizon deal with cable companies

Baidu, Dell Launch Smartphone

China Added Over 12 Million New Subscribers in November

China Telcos Announce November 2011 Subscriber Totals

SingTel launches commercial LTE mobile broadband service

Etisalat launches the UAE’s first commercial LTE network

Research and Markets: LTE Mobile Broadband Pricing is Set to Decline by 60% over the Next 5 Years but with 250 Million Users Worldwide by the End of 2016 Says New Study

PayPal tests NFC payments in Stockholm


Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will be updated to Android 4.0 in Q1

Nokia: Software glitch draining some Lumia batteries

December 20, 2011

Daily News December 20, 2011

AT&T Ends Bid To Add Network Capacity Through T-Mobile USA Purchase

KPN CEO calls for Apple, Google to help fund networks

India mobile connections reach 812m

British Telecom sues Google over Android, other services

Samsung expands patent row with Apple in Germany

GSM Association issues new NFC handset requirements

GSMA Wireless Intelligence reports that global rollout of LTE will
accelerate to 2015, but spectrum fragmentation must be addressed

NEC Supports O2's Metropolitan 4G Trials

Android app surpasses iPhone on Facebook

RIM to launch UK NFC campaign

December 19, 2011

Daily News December 19, 2011

SKT LTE subscriber base passes 500,000

3 claims first FDD/TDD LTE network in the world

Samsung Takes a Dig at iPhone - YouGov

Foxconn Starts Manufacturing IPhones in Brazil

Galaxy™ Nexus™ By Samsung Now Available On The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

Swedish Regulators Outline Radio Spectrum Auction Plans

Telekom Austria Cuts Dividend by Half as Europe Debt Crisis Trims Spending

AT&T Increases Stockholder Dividend 2.3 Percent

AT&T, Other ISIS Partners Eye Mobile Payments Overseas

35 Million Handsets in 2011 Marks Breakthrough Year for Mobile Near-Field Communications

San Francisco gets NFC parking meters

Verizon Wireless Buys Spectrum From Cox

December 16, 2011

Daily News December 16, 2011

Telstra Granted Licenses in Singapore and Japan

Brussels seeks detail on Google-Motorola deal

ARCEP has received applications from Bouygues Telecom, Free Fréquences, Orange France and SFR for 4G licences in the 800 MHz band.

Customers Purchasing Kindles at Rate of More Than 1 Million Per Week for Third Straight Week

Verizon boosts LTE coverage with addition of seven new markets

Nokia Siemens Networks Deploying LTE Overlay on CDMA Network in Japan

RIM offers dismal outlook, shares tumble

Microsoft and Orange join forces to offer orange tv on the xbox 360

Joint UK LTE trial takes new rural approach

LG Announces New Prada Branded Smartphone

New Mobile Obsession: U.S. Teens Triple Data Usage

Toshiba to Start of Smart Community Demonstration Project in Lyon, France

December 15, 2011

Daily News December 15, 2011

Japan’s Government Starts to Receive Applications for 900 MHz LTE Spectrum. (The Announcement below is in Japanese)

In brief: NTT DoCoMo mulls raising Tata Teleservices stake

GSMA announces details of NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2012

France Telecom receives fives offers for Swiss business

Telefonica cuts dividend target to focus on debt

Google Voice calls within U.S. and Canada free for another year

Global smartphone penetration nearing 10%

Nokia Reentering U.S. Smartphone Market With a $50 Windows Phone for T-Mobile


Clearwire rakes in USD715.5m from shareholders

Rogers shutting down WiMAX service in March

December 14, 2011

Daily News December 14, 2011

European Regulators Seeking More Information About Google/Motorola Takeover

EU telecom ministers aim to end bandwidth favoritism

NSN sheds broadband access unit

Rumor Mill: Verizon, AT&T testing LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia 800

China to start phase-2 TD-LTE trial

NDRC requests China Telecom and China Unicom for more detailed reform plans

Microsoft appoints new head of phone group

Six Million Kindle Fires Sold in 2011? It Could Happen.

O2 starts an Apple Iphone 4S rental scheme

China Mobile Tops Chinese Brandnames by Valuation

Brazil to auction LTE spectrum in April 2012

Bharti Airtel partners with Samsung in Africa

French 3G Network Allowed to Secure National Roaming Agreement

Microsoft adds NFC to tag platform

IBM to develop NFC payments solutions in Moscow

Apple Launches iTunes Store in Brazil & Latin America

Indonesia threatens again to ban BlackBerry

December 13, 2011

Daily News December 13, 2011

Isis picks Gemalto for NFC mobile commerce platform

Unicom unveils new mobile internet strategy

Justice Department, AT&T Agree to Halt Court Proceedings Until at Least January

American Tower Corporation Announces Acquisition of Tower Sites from Telefonica in Mexico

3 Hong Kong and DoCoMo Launch Mobile Service Platform

Xperia™ PLAY is ready to celebrate: 200 games and a new blog!

China Mobile's Mobile Video Users Reach 50 Mln

Apple iOS 5.1 beta 2 now available for developers, here’s the change log

iPad 3 said to launch in March or April

Mac App Store downloads reach 100 million

Freemium Cloud Solutions Mobilize Enterprise Social Collaboration Market toward $3.5 Billion by 2016

December 12, 2011

Daily News December 12, 2011

HP opens webOS mobile software to others

Samsung says sells over 300 million mobile handsets in 2011

Second Windows Phone smartphone from Nokia reaches stores today

Panasonic to Expand Smartphone Business to European Market

Nook Tablet shipments total 1 million units, report claims

Motorola wins German patent case ruling vs Apple

Apple Clears Final Hurdle to Start Selling the iPhone 4S in China

Intel takes a seat on the board of NFC Forum

One 3.5GHz county licence sold out of 13 offered; 2.3GHz auction next autumn

AT&T strategy annoys judge in T-Mobile case

American Tower and MTN Group to form Ugandan tower joint venture

December 9, 2011

Daily News December 9, 2011

Everything Everywhere Investing £1.5bn+ in Network Evolution Programme

DT conducts tests of LTE network in Munich

ZTE promises LTE and high-end U.S. smartphones in 2012

Orange joins forces with Evernote to boost its customers' memories

Justice Department investigating e-book pricing

BT and Orange Business Services Collaborate to Extend Telepresence Connectivity

GE, Microsoft to Launch Joint Venture Aimed at Global Healthcare System Transformation

Australia court lifts Samsung Galaxy Tab sales ban

Samsung says French court rejects bid to halt iPhone 4S sales

Thailand's 3G auction likely in late-2012

Qualcomm Brings Snapdragon S4 Processors to High Volume Smartphones and Expands Qualcomm Reference Design Development Platform and Ecosystem Program

Telefónica and NEC Start Cloud Computing Services in Argentina
- First step in promoting cloud computing services in Latin America -

Alibaba seeks $4 billion in financing for Yahoo

Google unveils Flipboard-like Currents for Android, iOS

December 8, 2011

Daily News December 8, 2011

One Billion HTML5 Phones to Be Sold Worldwide in 2013

Everything Everywhere looks to LTE, m-commerce for growth

USA/Canada No. 1 in LTE Connections with 87% Global Market Share

Nokia looks to sell its luxury subsidiary: FT

Telefónica launches "Movistar One" in Latin American to revolutionise the smartphone market in the region

Dutch authorities raid KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone in mobile cartel probe

Apple Loses iPad Trademark Lawsuit in China

AT&T Expects Record Smartphone Sales in 4Q

Indonesia Mobile Phone Shipments Surpassed 12 Million in Q3; Dual-SIM Phones Driving Growth

Motorola Mobility Delivers a Sleek, Slim, and Budget Friendly Smartphone with Incredible Capabilities to Poland - Motorola FIRE™ XT

Brazil airwaves auction raises USD132m

Qualcomm forms e-health subsidiary

Saudi Govt May Ban Smartphones During Working Hours

December 7, 2011

Daily News December 7, 2011

Android Market Passes 10 Billion App Downloads Landmark

Microsoft delays Windows Phone 7 in China until 2012

CMT unveils MTR proposals for 2012-2014

Verizon blocks Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus: report

Clearwire to raise USD 300 mln in share offering

AIS, TOT LTE trial given go-ahead

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Networks Tracker Shows Record Ethernet Switch Results; Router Market Reflects Continued Growth
Worldwide Ethernet Switch Market Grew 10.9% Over Previous Quarter and 6.1% Year Over Year in Third Quarter of 2011

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Introduce Next-Generation DROID XYBOARD Tablets on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

December 6, 2011

Daily News December 6, 2011

Samsung up after Apple's bid to ban Galaxy rejected

Red-Hot Kindle Fire Blazes its Way to Second Place in Media Tablet Market

US Mobile Advertising Spend Will Be Worth $2 Million by 2012 – New adsmobi White Paper Released

Arcep reports strong fibre growth

Verizon: Windows Phone needs to add LTE to truly take off

Spectrum Auctions May Generate Revenues of Up to EUR20 Billion in Western Europe

comScore Reports October 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

Majority of Smartphone Owners in Japan are Males under the Age of 35

SonyEricsson to Drop the Ericsson Brand Name Next Year

Tesco rolls out Wi-Fi in stores nationwide

Telstra to shut off Wi-Fi hotspots

Samsung concept shows the possible future of transparent flexible AMOLED displays

December 5, 2011

Daily News December 5, 2011

Telefónica selects Giesecke & Devrient to deliver seamless NFC solutions across Europe
- Telefónica to introduce mobile services with NFC technology in Europe over the next few months
- Giesecke & Devrient will provide the Trusted Service Manager (TSM) technology

Verizon Wireless Allies With Cable in $3.6 Billion Deal

Polkomtel launches LTE; 22% of population covered at launch

Yota announces LTE rollout covering major regional centres of Belarus

Google’s $400 Million Admeld Purchase Approved by U.S. Justice Department

KPN to Decide on ‘Difficult’ French Business Within 6 Months

Celcom Axiata and PLDT to set up MVNO

NEC and MTS launched SaaS business application store in Belarus

December 2, 2011

Daily News December 2, 2011

EU, tech firms link up to protect children online

AT&T Response to FCC Staff Report

Mobile Hotspot Router Market to Hit $1 Billion, Changing the Mobile Data Communications Landscape

Lowell McAdam Elected Verizon Chairman; Melanie L. Healey, P&G Group President, Joins Board
McAdam Will Be Chairman and CEO Following Ivan Seidenberg's Retirement as Chairman at Year-End

Portugal Telecom, Sonaecom and Vodafone win in Portugal’s 4G auction

Vodafone Buys Unified Communications Consultancy

Airtel Passes 50 Million Customer Landmark in Africa

Samsung announces dual-core Exynos 5250 SoC clocked at 2GHz

December 1, 2011

Daily News December 1, 2011

Telefónica in talks to share German backhaul network

Samsung Defeats Apple-Sought Ban in Australia

China Unicom Awaiting Final Okay to Sell iPhone 4S

FCC says AT&T, T-Mobile merger plan fails to meet public interest

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom eyed fallback venture: report

Dutch banks and carriers to launch NFC in 2013

Vodafone Germany to use LTE for HDTV launch

AT&T, China Telecom agree to expand partnership

Japan Communications to partner Marubeni in MVNO joint venture

Facebook Settles U.S. Regulator’s Complaints Over Violations of Privacy

November 29, 2011

Daily News November 29, 2011

Skype ‘Impatient’ With Mobile Operators Pushes for U.K. Access

Apple beats Android in British market in October

Belgium Auctions off 4G License Spectrum

NSN's new strategy sharpens focus on mobile

Bangladesh 3G auction set for June

TEPCO mulling USD2.4bn KDDI sale plan

Vodafone New Zealand Starts NFC Mobile Payments Trial

Bharti Airtel expands Ericsson managed services deal

Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta for iPhone, iPod touch and iPads to developers

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus pre-orders said to begin tomorrow

AT&T to launch LG Nitro HD 4G LTE phone on December 4th for $250

Baidu to invest 3 billion yuan to help Chinese SMEs

Twitter acquires mobile security start-up company

Black Friday Boasts $816 Million in U.S. Online Holiday Spending, Up 26 Percent vs. Year Ago

Best Black Friday Ever for Kindle Family: Kindle Sales Increase 4X Over Last Year

November 25, 2011

Daily News November 25, 2011

AT&T and Deutsche Telekom Continue to Pursue Sale of DT's U.S. Wireless Assets
Companies Withdraw FCC Applications; AT&T Expects to Recognize $4 Billion Charge; Companies Focus on Gaining DOJ Approval

AT&T to Book $4B Charge on T-Mobile Risks

Nokia applies for delisting from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

BNP Paribas Mobile, the first mobile banking offer in mainland France

Orange Money reaches 3 million customers and plans to extend its offer in cooperation with Western Union

European Commission Presses 16 States to Implement New EU Telecoms Rules

Gartner Says Indian Mobile Handset Sales To Reach 231 Million Units in 2012

China market: Third-party e-payment transaction generates over CNY564 billion in 3Q11

Alibaba Third-Quarter Profit 410 Million Yuan; In Line With Estimates

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Releases 35 National Standards for Public Review

Etisalat to install 1,000 BTS in 2012

PCCW Hong Kong IPO raises USD1.2bn, below original expectations

Vodafone chosen as European provider for Sony PlayStation Vita 3G

DOCOMO Again Earns Highest Marks in Customer-Satisfaction Study

NTT, NTT Com implement 100Gbps and 40Gbps plug-and-play field tests

November 24, 2011

Daily News November 24, 2011

AT&T/T-Mobile merger “not of public interest” says FCC

AT&T Comments on FCC Action

HTC cuts Q4 revenue growth forecast; shares tumble

First Mirasol-enabled device on sale in South Korea

Smartphone Health Applications Will Exceed $400 Million Annually by 2016

November 22, 2011

Daily News November 22, 2011

American Movil and AT&T Sign Strategic Accord to Expand Relationship, Deliver Advanced Solutions to Multinational Companies

Verizon has no objections to AT&T, T-Mobile merger

China Telcos Announce October 2011 Subscriber Totals

DoCoMo Plans to Boost Operating Profit While Curbing Spending, CFO Says

RIM adds two more NFC BlackBerrys

Japan gets NFC Expresspay test

NTT delves deeper into Europe

Denmark Planning 800Mhz Radio Spectrum Auction

MTS Profits Plunge on Foreign Exchange Losses

Telkom South Africa Revenues Drop on Regulatory Impacts

Japan mobile gaming firm Gree files lawsuit against rival DeNA

Facebook IPO: It's coming, but when?

November 21, 2011

Daily News November 21, 2011

US House of Representatives seeks to cage Chinese telecoms ‘gorilla’

Swedish Networks Set Up Mobile Payments Joint Venture

VimpelCom Plans Europe Stock Listing in Second Half of 2012, Lunder Says

China Mobile to Deploy 10-20K TD-LTE Base Stations in H1 2012

China Mobile says total subscribers rose to 638.89 million in October

Amazon may launch a smartphone in Q4 2012: report

Thailand may relax foreign ownership rules for the nation's telecom sector

Market Scale of China Mobile Internet Grows to 10.83 Billion Yuan in Q3 2011, Showing Huge Development Potential

Orange to host the MVNO Ortel Mobile on its network in France

Express from Sprint now available for $19.99, it’s a QWERTY candybar and 

Virgin Mobile Grants License to Operate MVNO in Mexico

Malaysia to Host Southeast Asia’s 1st TD-LTE 4G Experience Centre and Test Lab

Q3 2011 Market Scale of China Online Payment Reaches to 615.5 Billion Yuan

iTunes App Store Begins Accepting RMB Payment

November 18, 2011

Daily News November 18, 2011

Motorola Mobility Stockholders Approve Merger with Google

Telenor, Google to offer localized apps, direct billing

Press release - Apps get legs as Telenor introduces a global Android Market initiative

Telefonica Considers Asset Disposals to Cut Debt, Protect Dividend At Risk

AT&T in Talks to Carry Nokia Windows Phone

China Mobile says iPhone deal likely after 4G launch

NTT DOCOMO Subsidiary net mobile Partners with DeNA Subsidiary ngmoco to Expand Social Mobile Games Network Mobage

JG Summit Sells Stake in Philippines PLDT to NTT DoCoMo

November 17, 2011

Daily News November 17, 2011

Google launches music service

Google unveils enhanced Google Music service for Android, Web

Mobile NFC Gains Momentum as Operators Worldwide Pledge Support for SIM-based Solution

Global Mobile Connections To Reach Six Billion Milestone, With Asia Pacific Accounting For Half, Reports GSMA

Google: 200 million Android devices activated worldwide; 550,000 activations daily

Orange launches widest range of exclusive affordable phones with dedicated Facebook® functionality in Africa and Europe

Nokia to launch Windows tablet mid-2012: report

Huawei says focus has shifted fully to margin

Ericsson, Alcatel dominate LTE market: Dell'Oro

NEC and Deutsche Telekom Drive M2M Solutions across Europe

Strong demand for LTE prompts SKT to push up rollout plans

SFR 9M revenues down on VAT and MTR cuts

GVT 9M11 revenues jump 47%, driven by broadband sales

Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon Mobile Processors Across All Tiers of Smartphones and Tablets

Japan's Softbank to hard-launch LTE in early 2012

BT inaugurates commercial FTTH offering

NTT DoCoMo Still in Talks With Apple Over iPhone Launch