February 28, 2011

Daily News February 28, 2011

Telefónica’s net profit up 30.8% in 2010, to 10,167 million euros
Deutsche Telekom brings the 2010 financial year to a successful close and expects almost stable development in 2011.
Deutsche Telekom Annual Report 2010

DT’s Q4 loss widens on Greece, Romania impairments
Vivo’s 4Q net income quadruples on strong operational performance
Telecom Italia FY revenues rise 2.5% to EUR27.6 billion
NEC cuts profit forecast by 40 pct, IT business drags
Verizon Wireless iPhone sales mostly online
Nokia affirms Symbian commitment
China Telecom forms Taiwan alliance

February 25, 2011

Daily News February 25, 2011

France Telecom 2010 results
Thanks to its solid commercial performance, France Telecom-Orange achieved its 2010 objectives and confirmed its commitment to organic cash flow of 8 billion euros in 2011 (1)
France Telecom 2010 results, released meterials
2010, annual results, France Telecom
Everything Everywhere adds 300,000 contract customers in Q4
Rumor: China Mobile Begins 12 Mln TD-SCDMA Handset Tender
Deutsche Telekom, M2M service portal: Easy-to-operate real-time control for mobile machine communication
Google faces new French antitrust claims
Telefonica increases 2011 dividend by 14.3%
India revives proposal of BSNL, MTNL merger
TIM Brasil reports a sharp rise in Q4 net profits
96% of Brazilians can now access broadband, Telebrasil reports
Asustek announces 4 TD-SCDMA smartphones
Pakistan ends 2010 with 102.78 mln mobile subs
Google releases final Honeycomb SDK
Sony Ericsson in-house production remains at 40-50%, says paper
Motorola Mobility Invests in Catch Media
DOCOMO Unveils Three New Smart Mobile Devices for Japanese Market
The 2010 Mobile Year in Review, comScore

Apple takes wraps off new MacBook Pro lineup

February 24, 2011

Daily News February 24, 2011

Stephane Richard named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom-Orange
Orange makes purchasing Windows Phone 7 applications and content easier for customers by enabling payment on their mobile phone bill
GSMA backs NFC interoperability
China Telecom to procure 60 million end-use devices for 2011
Telekom Austria FY revenues drop 3.1%; Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia all witness slump
Etisalat & Huawei Sign Agreement to Deliver the Middle East's First LTE Network
In Brazil, Mobile Phones Increasingly Important to the Young

Amazon takes on Netflix with free movie streaming to members of its $79-per-year Prime service
A disappointing debut: HP shares drop on weak forecast, marring new CEO's first full quarter

February 23, 2011

Daily News February 23, 2011

Apple iPad launch due on March 2: source
Apple iPhone 5 could be delayed to September. iPad 2 “not delayed”
TeliaSonera Makes Bid to Buy Poland's Polkomtel
HP to start selling WebOS 3.0-based TouchPad in April
HTC to set up service platform instead of own application store, says CEO
Reliance Communications to finish pan-India 3G rollout this year
Aircel launches 3G services in India
Telecom Argentina Q4 profit up 28%

February 22, 2011

Daily News February 22, 2011

Movistar launches 100Mbps FTTH package; fibre coverage expansion due this year
Oi to sell $7.2bn in new common, preferred shares
GSA Confirms 63 LTE User Devices have launched

Obama talks R&D, exports with Facebook, Apple CEOs
Nokia Siemens CEO confident on progress in 2011
Lenovo's founder vows tablet challenge to Apple
GSM subscribers’ base at 556.6 mn
China mobile subscriber total rises to 853 million in January
In brief: Huawei confirms bid for London Underground phone network
Apple outlines differences between CDMA and GSM phones

HTC Thunderbolt’s price to be $249 or $299 (on contract)
Samsung Pads DRAM Market Lead in Q4

February 21, 2011

Daily News February 21, 2011

Sony launches Music Unlimited in the US
Ten bucks a month for all you can eat music
LTE-Advanced specification expected in 2H11, says NSN regional head
Indian regulator to send proposals on 4G by June
Alcatel-Lucent sees LTE in India by 2012
Digital divide apparent as NTIA unveils national broadband map

Yoigo reveals trial of international VoIP service
Renren owner eyes $500 million from U.S. IPO: report
Lenovo to release tablet PCs in 1Q11
China Mobile, Xinhua to Launch Search Engine This Month

February 18, 2011

Daily News February 18, 2011

Ofcom to auction 2010MHz band for mobile broadband use; sale likely next year
China Mobile Signs Co-operation Agreement with Vodafone
Telenor crosses 100 million subscribers in Asia
Intel says will find new MeeGo partners
Sony Working on S1, a 9.4-inch Android Tablet with Honeycomb?
Dell smartphone roadmap leaks, powerful new Android and WP7 handsets on the way

 Qualcomm Announces Next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset Family
MWC 2011: Samsung Unveils Bada 2.0 Supporting NFC, WAC
MobiFone to hold IPO this year
LTE activity in Asia: more than you think

Ericsson tees up ‘Hetnet’ launch with Antenna Integrated Radio
Huawei to Demonstrate Heterogeneous Network Solution at MWC 2011

February 17, 2011

Daily News February 17, 2011

TD-LTE commercial use to take off in 2011, says China Mobile chairman
Expect Nokia Windows phones in 2012: chairman
Schmidt: More than 300K Androids Activated Each Day, 150K Apps in Market
Telefonica O2 selects NSN as LTE partner; will be renamed Telefonica Germany on 1 April
China Mobile wants Wi-Fi as default broadband option
Etisalat to deploy LTE network in Q1 with Alca-Lu
HTC Unveils HTC FLYER™, The First Tablet

HTC’s Flyer Android tablet priced in Germany: EUR 669
Verizon Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet gets priced, $600 Wi-Fi-only, $799 with 3G
DOCOMO & Nissan, ICT for Nissan LEAF wins GSMA Award 2011
— Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive and Transport —
January 2011: Top U.S. Web Brands and News Sites

February 16, 2011

Daily News February 16, 2011

Clinton to lay out U.S. Internet freedom plan

E-Plus to launch TD-LTE field test in Q1 2011
Apple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store

Deutsche Telekom plans to launch "Mobile Wallet" in 2011

Telefonica and eBay launch first global app deal
Telefonica’s O2 customers in the UK will be first to have the eBay app ‘ready to go’ on new smart and feature phones
America Movil eyes Polkomtel
Apple's next iPhone could have 4-inch screen with next-gen A5 processor
Orange strengthens its tablet portfolio with launch of the Orange tablet

Adobe spells out Flash-y plans for Android
HTC Unveils Two Social Phones With One-touch Facebook Access

Samsung Galaxy Mini, Fit and Gio hands-on (video)

February 15, 2011

Daily News February 15, 2011

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange to explore potential areas of cooperation for customer benefit

Orange accelerates the deployment of mobile contactless services with launch of the Samsung Wave 578 in Europe
Orange Launches Data Roaming Safeguard and expands Travel Data Daily range for high usage customers
RIM and Telefonica to introduce Blackberry App world with integrated carrier billing
Telefónica to take eDNI to mobile SIM cards
Telefónica unleashes apps across all devices
Telefónica announces BlueVia developer community
Nokia's turnaround risks 5,000 Finnish jobs: union
With Opera, WAC is right here, right now
Qualcomm Announces Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next Generation Tablets and Computing Devices
Qualcomm Introduces 28nm Mass Market LTE/DC-HSPA+ Chipsets for Mobile Broadband Products

Motorola Mobility Acquires 3LM
China Unicom App Store Reaches 1 Mln Registered Users
Game Developers on Xperia™ PLAY

February 14, 2011

Daily News February 14, 2011

Nokia surrenders and enlists Microsoft in smartphone war

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P7100) announced at MWC, coming soon on Vodafone

China sees 3G user base grow by over 36 million in 2010, says media

HP hires former Apple exec to pitch webOS to developers

SingTel’s 3Q profits surpass expectations driven by Singapore, Ozzie units
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Officialized at MWC. Available in March 2011, on Verizon Early Spring

Samsung Makes Galaxy S II Truly Official at MWC

Samsung Wave 578 with NFC gets official [Updated: Full specs]
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Reaches 8000 App Milestone; Quickly Approaching 10K

Opera to roll out iPad browser
Apple's CDMA iPhone 4 components cost $171, $16 cheaper than GSM phone
CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone App User Worth More Than An Android App User

Telus profit surges on data and wireless revenue
AIS' annual net profit rises 19%
Bell’s Q4 wireless service revenues up 9.1%, wireline sales down 2.5%
Etisalat FY 2010 revenue up 2%, net profit falls 13.6%

February 10, 2011

Daily News February 10, 2011

America Movil Q4 net down 4.7% to $2bn
America Movil sees mobile subs flagging in 2011

America Movil sees 16m-17m wireless subscriber adds in 2011
Apple's New iPad in Production
HP unveils TouchPad tablet, WebOS headed to PCs
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users Reached 1.6 Billion Units in 2010; Smartphone Sales Grew 72 Percent in 2010

SingTel mobile subscribers rise 34% in 2010
Cellcos ink 3G network sharing deal
TRAI reveals first MNP figures
Globe Telecom Q4 net profit down 16%
Cisco sales beat Street but margin disappoints
Qualcomm to Demonstrate New Peer-to-Peer Technology at Mobile World Congress
mimoOn and Tensilica Demonstrate Atlas LTE Platform for Mobile SDR Baseband at MWC 2011
Enabling LTE and 4G Handsets and Basestations

February 9, 2011

Daily News February 9, 2011

FCC proposes moving phone subsidy focus to Internet
France's Orange ditches Google's DoubleClick for startup OpenX
India government hit by new telecom scandals
Sharp Establishes R&D Base in China
Google Android widens lead on Apple's iPhone in US smartphone market
comScore Reports December 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
Number of Smartphone Users Up 60 Percent Versus Year Ago

Gartner Says Western Europe PC Market Declined 4 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2010
Cellphone security threats rise sharply: McAfee

Revenue growth for Telenor in 4Q and FY 2010
Tele2’s 2010 sales, EBITDA, profits grow; new mobile users 90% Russian
GrameenPhone’s sales reach USD1bn as it prepares for licence showdown

Vodafone will launch the Google Nexus S “around the world”, white version included
Rumours, rumours: Optima, Metronet seeking Swedish, Austrian partners
Google wants to fight smartphone battle on Web
Dell unveils 10-inch Windows 7 tablet

February 8, 2011

Daily News February 8, 2011

With new executive, Google steps up mobile ad efforts
Toshiba Starts Delivery of Commercial UIM Card
supporting Near Field Communication (NFC)
DOCOMO Begins Field Experiments of 4G LTE-Advanced System
Android Rises, Symbian^3 and Windows Phone 7 Launch as Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Increase 87.2% Year Over Year, According to IDC

Vodafone Essar may sell 7,000 towers to Bharti, Indus
Softbank adds more mobile users in January
Google and EU in antitrust resolution talks: source

February 7, 2011

Daily NEWS February 7, 2011

Nokia likely to sack several executives: report
Speculation That Nokia May Announce Windows OS Based Phones Next Week
France Telecom says Egypt, Tunisia unrest doesn't diminish interest in region
French mobile subscribers up 4.6% on year
Country ended 2010 with 64.4 million mobile subscribers, according to Arcep.
Telecommunications observatory (mobile market) in France - December 31st, 2010 - provisional results - Publication at 3rd February 2011
NTT net profit up 4.6% in Q3
Japanese telco's numbers boosted by fibre broadband business, enterprise services.

Visa Europe Inks Mobile Payments Deal with Monitise
Verizon iPhone 4 preorders sell out on first day
TeliaSonera Profits Rise - Announces 800 Job Cuts
OTE ready to sell Telekom shares
Slim's Telcel pitches new fee proposal to rivals
Telmex posts decline in 4Q net profit as tax bill increases
CHART OF THE DAY: The Android Effect On HTC
Samsung Galaxy S2 coming with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display?

LG Optimus 3D coming to the UK via Vodafone

February 4, 2011

Daily News February 4, 2011

Orange reinforces its Very High-Speed Broadband ambitions with a commitment to deploying solutions in every region of France
Buyster: a new association offering a payment service adapted to latest Internet practices. From now on you can pay over the Internet just by using your cell phone
Vodafone revenue rises on increased data usage

Vodafone - Interim Management Statement for the Quarter Ended 31 December 2010
News Corp bets on iPad for future of news
Google announces Web-based Android Market
Verizon may restrict heavy iPhone data users
iOS 4.3, AT&T's Personal WiFi hotspot may be set for release Feb 13
iPad 2 specs said to include HD video, 3MP camera, DisplayPort

February 3, 2011

Daily News February 3, 2011

Ofcom to extend UK spectrum trading
New Vodafone chairman brings emerging markets focus

Vodafone Names Kleisterlee Chairman to Replace Bond
French telecoms to launch Internet payment: report
Korek, France Telecom to close deal soon
Bharti Airtel's Profit Drops 41%
Airtel, Mastercard launch mobile payments card in Africa

CHART OF THE DAY: Hopefully You Invested In Baidu When Google Left China
Among Mobile Phone Users, Hispanics, Asians are Most-Likely Smartphone Owners in the U.S.

T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G may be fastest phone
Samsung is developing a portrait-QWERTY Android device

Bharti Airtel ends Q3 with 207.8 mln customers
Amazon to launch film streaming service: report

February 2, 2011

Daily News February 2, 2011

Nokia May Be Downgraded by S&P on Declining Margins (Update1)
UK Regulator to Consult on Offering 12-Month Mobile Phone Contracts
Slim to fatten investment in telecoms in 2011
Apple Spending $4 Billion Over 2-Years to Secure LCD Display Supplies
LG Planning European NFC Trial Next Year
NEC collaborates with Aricent as its Femtocell Services Partner in India
ARM Holdings Profits Jump on Smartphone Semiconductor Sales
Intel completes acquisition of wireless solution business from Infineon
Thai Operator Seeks $7 Billion in Compensation from Other Networks
SingTel senior executives meet Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
Thai firm to deploy mobile broadcast network
NTT Com plots new $430m APAC subsea cable
More than 2% of world's Web traffic comes from Apple's iOS devices

Samsung Galaxy Tab has 16% return rate, Apple's iPad just 2%
European telcos seen reporting data revenue spike
Qualcomm Congratulates NTT DOCOMO on Launching LTE Service With Qualcomm Solution
Ericsson Gets 168Mbps Download Speed out of a HSPA 3G Network
Optimus, Huawei achieve 150Mbps speeds with 2.6GHz LTE trial