January 31, 2011

Daily News January 31, 2011

Nokia's US performance a 'pattern of disappointments' – CEO

GVT to invest $1.04bn in Brazil
Increased competition has helped bring ICT access to billions
Mobile Phone Market Grows 17.9% in Fourth Quarter, According to IDC

China Mobile chairman eyes US, Europe investments
China Unicom expects 2010 net profit down over 50%
Viettel wins fourth mobile contract in Peru
Samsung Q4 net profit rises 12.6% on smartphones
France Telecom says won't bid for Telekom Srbija stake
KT Corp swings to Q4 profit, smartphones brighten outlook
LinkedIn eyes $175 million IPO; investors eye financials
China PC Market Grew by 4% in 4Q10, Says IDC

January 28, 2011

Daily News January 28, 2011

AT&T Reports Record 2.8 Million Wireless Net Adds, Strong U‑verse Sales, Continued Revenue Gains in the Fourth Quarter
Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform
4G to be trialled extensively, commercial launch set for 2012
China Mobile May Purchase Belgian 4G License
France Telecom signs with 28 banks a 5-year EUR 6 billion syndicated revolving line
Orange and Barclaycard set date for UK’s first commercial NFC service
HSPA+ is now mainstream, says GSA: 103 operators launched in 57 countries
Survey shows potential for 25 million Verizon iPhones in 2011

Apple becomes No. 3 global PC maker with 241% growth, if iPad is included
Ericsson to supply Unicom with GPON solution
True-CAT pull rabbit out of hat: Hutch CDMA becomes HSPA

China Mobile says Apple to support TD-LTE
Apple releases iTunes 10.1.2 with fixes, support for CDMA iPhone

1.4 billion people to acces both fixed and mobile broadband by 2015
Microsoft's Windows disappoints on lukewarm PC sales
Amazon margins squeezed by costs, shares plunge

January 25, 2011

Daily News January 25, 2011

Telefónica and China UNICOM strengthen their strategic alliance and agree a new mutual investment
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KDDI books net income of JPY65.7bn in Oct-Dec

Orange seen eying stake in Dailymotion: report

Smartphone under US$100 will help open up China market, says Qualcomm exec

UAE to launch number portability by end-Q1

Du to select vendor for LTE network rollout

Huawei Opens 3 Mobile Product Experience Stores

Sina Releases Payment Tool

Facebook to unveil financials, raises $1.5 billion

NTT DOCOMO to Reduce Interconnection Fees

Tesco celebrates Christmas by reaching 2.5 million customer milestone

Verizon Recognized as a Leader in the U.S. Enterprise Mobility Market

Motorola Launches MILESTONE™ XT800 - India’s First Android™ - Powered Dual Mode/Dual-SIM(CDMA + GSM) Touch Screen Smartphone

Nvidia Tegra 2 3D and quad-core Tegra 3 chips rumored for later this year
European online spend to jump 18 percent in 2011: study

Research firm sees Twitter's ad revenue tripling

Groupon CEO says exploring IPO; no decision

TI posts higher profit, revenue but shares fall

Intel sets aside $10 billion to buy up lagging shares

January 24, 2011

Breaking News on Telefonica-China Unicom Deal

Telefónica and China UNICOM strengthen their strategic alliance and agree a new mutual investment
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KDDI books net income of JPY65.7bn in Oct-Dec

Daily News January 24, 2011

Music industry working on global copyright database

TRAI to start consultation process on 4G by June (India)

China Telcos Announce December 2010 Subscriber Totals

T-Mobile USA eyes potential $2 billion tower sale

Apple's App Store hits 10 billion downloads (update: we have a winner)
HTC sees quarterly revenue and shipments more than double
Nokia is the "Most Trusted" Brand in India - Report

Apple tightens the screws on iPhone 4: sources

Apple adds Taiwan suppliers for iPhone 5, says paper

Samsung Gem (SCH-I100) appears on Samsung US site
KT aims for revenues of KRW20.5 trillion in 2011
Lenovo, NEC in talks to combine PC businesses: sources

January 21, 2011

Daily News January 21, 2011

Google co-founder Page takes over, shares climb

Anatel reports 29m new mobile connections in 2010

Brazil mobile subscriptions rise 16.66% in 2010

MNP available nationwide in India from today

Ofcom reveals wholesale broadband pricing proposals

Verizon Files Appeal in Federal Court Regarding FCC Net Neutrality Order

T-Mobile USA back on course for growth and challenging the dominant players with its 4G strategy

Aircel-Blyk deal to boost India's mobile ad market

Samsung Acquires Display Technology Provider Liquavista

Telefonica's O2 to Close Down 40 U.K. Stores, Cut 400 Jobs, Times Reports

Sony Ericsson Q4 2010 earnings report (PDF)
NEC Aims to Boost Network Equipment Sales as More Phone Carriers Adopt LTE

HP / Palm tablets detailed, one of them may be called HP Touchpad

Hands-on with the Google Nexus S
Samsung to reveal next-gen Galaxy S February 13
iOS 4.3 adds new Photo Stream service, iPad FaceTime and PhotoBooth

HTC’s first Android tablet to be named Flyer, debut in March

Facebook feature phone app comes with no data costs
Verizon iPhone First Take

iPad 2 won’t have retina display, will keep same as original

EBay Forecasts 2011 Revenue That May Exceed Estimates

January 20, 2011

Daily News January 20, 2011

First Android NFC apps begin to appear
European telecoms groups set up smartphone panel
Nokia's market share troubles to hit profits
SK Telecom submits bid for Indonesia's First Media

DOCOMO, China Mobile and KT Form Business Collaboration
Vodafone seeks investigation of Essar’s reverse listin
Spanish competition watchdog examining SMS, MMS wholesale pricing
Ericsson faces margin squeeze as sales improve
MIIT Official Estimates China's 3G User Base at 43 Mln in 2010
Agency: China's Internet population rises to 457 million, still growing rapidly

Smartphones gewinnen an Fahrtwind in Deutschland
Celcom and DiGi ink network sharing deal
BT announces pricing for duct, pole sharing

Cofetel calls for further price reductions from Telmex

France Telecom, Canal Plus to combine cinema channels

Spreadtrum Shows Off Low-Cost TD-SCDMA Baseband Processor
Siemens: No IPO for NSN this year
ZTE hits out at US discrimination
HTC to ship 8.5-9.5 million smartphones for 1Q11, says paper
Rumor: White iPhone 4 finally coming Feb. 27
IBM Reports 2010 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
Why The Verizon iPhone is the Ultimate Threat to Android
FCC Approves Comcast-NBCU Merger

Twitter opens Korean language Website
Two consortia qualify for TOT’s 3G expansion

January 19, 2011

Daily News January 19, 2011

Apple Reports First Quarter Results

Pegatron is expected to ship 12-15 million CDMA iPhones in 2011

China Mobile eyes M&A opportunities in LTE, WiFi technology
China market: China Unicom makes five million inexpensive 3G handsets available

China Mobile eyes M&A opportunities in LTE, WiFi technology

Lenovo forms mobile Internet unit for tablets, smartphones

Total Access CEO Tore Johnsen resigns
Johnsen set to become chief executive of Bangladesh's Grameenphone.

Intel to invest $2.7 billion in Israel chip plant

Firms to buy 10 million tablets in 2011: Deloitte

Chinese supplier floating iPad 2 case with possible SD card and Mini DisplayPort

Goldman to exclude U.S. from Facebook placement

China pledges tougher fight on online piracy

January 18, 2011

Daily News January 18, 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence

Steve Jobs to Take "medical Leave" from Apple

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:


At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.


Vodafone close to SFR stake sale

China Mobile and SK Telecom Complete TD-LTE Trials in South Korea

Fixed and mobile broadband base increases 71% in 2010 to 34.2m

Telekom Srbija privatisation postponed

Mobile doubts weigh on chipmakers Intel, AMD

NEC and China's WRI to Collaborate on LTE Infrastructure Business

Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830) and Galaxy Suit (S5670) image and specs

Airtel Doubles Subscriber Base in Kenya Following Price Cuts

U.S. IT hiring shows gains, but jobs may be shifting
Groupon, Pandora move on IPOs: sources

Goldman's Blankfein pitches for Groupon's IPO: report

Only Now Are We About To See The Real Battle Between iPhone And Android
Nokia pulls plug on free music in most markets

Hong Kong Operators Focus on Innovation in Mature Market

January 17, 2011

Daily News January 17, 2011

Download the 10 billionth App Store app, win $10,000

CDMA iPhone to contribute strong sales to Foxconn and Pegatron in 2011

RIM extending focus to mobile PCs and solutions, says VP

Android 2.4: tasty Ice Cream, due to arrive in May?

Intel reports record 2010

Apple iBooks app indicates iPad 2 will quadruple pixels to 2048x1536

Apple expected to pack ultrafast, dual core SGX543 graphics into iPad 2, iPhone 5

HP to unveil WebOS tablets next month

TeliaSonera mulls Polkomtel acquisition

Deutsche Telekom considers options in Hungary

Telekom Austria close to Croatian fixed-line acqusition

Bouygues to absorb VAT increase; only ADSL customers affected

Philippine NTC scraps broadband caps

AT&T Announces Expanded New Delhi Office in India

Google Acquires eBook Technologies

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Rumor: Groupon Entering China in Tencent JV

January 16, 2011

Daily News January 14, 2011

Slow Growth Forecast for $1 Trillion Mobile Services Market

Evolution to LTE report : 180 operators investing in LTE in 70 countries; 17 networks launched

TD-LTE rollouts gain momentum in Asia

Apple releases iOS 4.3 beta 1 to developers for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

New goodies found in iOS 4.3; multitouch gestures for iPad, more

FCC Issues Open Internet Challenge

New Customer Support Center in Malaysia to Serve Asian Users

Airtel, Vodafone set to offer mobile banking (India)

Exclusive: Apple will remove home button on next iPad and iPhone; Photo Booth and iLife coming?

RIM gives Messenger access, but not email

M6 Mobile registers 1.9 million subscribers (France)

Virgin Mobile puts limits on $40 unlimited data plan; 5GB per month cap starting February 15th

4G Phones are Here, but are U.S. Consumers Ready?

Samsung Forte is QWERTY-equipped LTE Android phone for MetroPCS

IBM and Samsung Announce Joint Research into New Semiconductor Technology

China Goes Green in 2011

January 13, 2011

Daily News January 13, 2011

SFR to include unlimited fixed-to-mobile calls in offer
Fixed-Mobile Convergence to Become Key Competitive Focus in France
Telekom boosts ‘Call & Surf Mobil’ speeds
Anatel publishes new regulations to use 450-470MHz band for national fixed, mobile services
ZTE Claims 7% of LTE Essential Patents
China Ended Last Year with 850 Million Mobile Subscribers
Global mobile broadband subs to reach 1 billion this year

Iliad founder to sell 1.3% stake
Xavier Niel to hold 62.7% of operator's share capital following sale.
South Korean operators look towards 4G; SKT, LG to launch LTE by 3Q 2011
LTE Network Launches in Nigeria
TOT expects to post loss for 2010
Microsoft objects to Apple's "App Store" trademark application
Japanese Mobile Game Platform DeNA to Enter China
Google drops support for H.264 video in Chrome to push WebM
Four consortia join $568m 3G network contract auction - TOT

January 12, 2011

Daily News January 12, 2011

Verizon Wireless & Apple Team Up to Deliver iPhone 4 on Verizon
iPhone 4. Verizon. It begins.
Verizon Wireless ends long wait for iPhone fans
Samsung Galaxy S2 to feature Super AMOLED Plus display. LG readying sub-$200 smartphones for MWC 2011
LG Optimus 2X on pre-order in the UK, £499.99 unlocked
Samsung SCH-R910 4G / LTE Android phone coming to MetroPCS
HSPA+ Passes 100 Commercial Networks Milestone
Qualcomm, Duracell team-up on wireless charging
HTC earnings triple in Q4
Huawei 2010 handset contract sales over $2.1bn
Apple Planning IPad 2 Launch on 1st Feb - Report
Skype safe in VoIP clampdown: China
Huawei and Ericsson Win Norwegian LTE Contracts
Alcatel-Lucent to deliver GPON to Finland
Egypt to spend $4bn on broadband services in 2011
CHART OF THE DAY: Half Of iPhone App Revenue Is From In-App Payments
China Unicom to Procure 5 Mln 3G Handsets

Rumor: China Mobile to Begin 30 Mln Unit 3G Handset Tender
China Mobile: Monthly Mobile Literature Revenue Exceeds RMB 80 Mln
Motorola Xoom WiFi-only version on it’s way a month before 3G version?
RIM agrees to filter porn in Indonesia
 China vows tougher punishments for copyright piracy
31 Chinese Central Government Offices Switch to Legal Software
GAPP Organizes 16 Chinese Gaming Firms into Copyright Alliance