June 30, 2011

Daily News June 30, 2011

T-Systems and Beyondsoft strengthen collaboration in China

Vodafone starting LTE city rollout

Belgacom launches LTE trials

Supreme Court asks commission to examine PLDT’s foreign ownership

Oracle Seeking $2.6 Billion from Google for Android Patent Royalties

O2 plans fibre-optic broadband

VAS Represents 18% of Brazilian Mobile Operators' Net Sales

Microsoft and Velocity Micro, Inc., Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android-Based Devices

June 29, 2011

Daily News June 29, 2011

KT Corp Aiming for LTE Launch in November

Ericsson Runs Live Trials of LTE-Advanced in Sweden

Ericsson expects commercial LTE-Advanced services by 2013

Over 180 Billion Annual Mobile App Downloads by 2015

Mobile Payments Users to Grow by 40% to Reach 2.5 Billion Globally by 2015

India Mulling Radio Spectrum Sharing

BSNL expects to be profitable this fiscal year

Google now activates 500,000 Android devices each day

Google removes paid Android apps from Taiwan

Google faces new antitrust suit from French rival

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Globally

Gartner Says Consumers On Track to Spend $2.1 Trillion Globally on Digital Information and Entertainment Products and Services in 2011

June 28, 2011

Daily News June 28, 2011

Bharti Airtel unveils restructuring plan

NSN expects Indian BWA spectrum winners to start signing network rollout deals soon

Bouygues finds problem in French 4G licence auction

Nokia and Siemens May Pour More Money into Infrastructure Joint Venture

Telefonica expands Brazilian FTTH coverage

Belgium Awards Fourth 3G License to Cable TV Networks

Vinaphone 3G subs grow to almost two million

Airtel signs five millionth Bangladeshi customer

DOCOMO to Become Japan’s First Mobile Operator to Offer Phone-to-Phone Service for Overseas Mobile Remittances

June 27, 2011

Daily News June 27, 2011

TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and 3 ink m-payments JV

Apple files patent suit against Samsung in South Korea

Telefonica and America Movil pick up Costa Rica clearance

PayPal expecting US$3B mobile transactions in 2011

Yoigo CEO: Spanish tariffs to plummet 30%

Iliad aims to boost Free Mobile service with free femtocells

GSMA Mobile Media Metrics Report Issued on UK Mobile Applications Usage

Indosat launches tower sale; aims to raise USD500m

Axiata Group Berhad, ZTE sign global framework agreement

Alca-Lu sets sights on Ghana for LTE rollout

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 2 [updated]

First Nokia Windows Phone handset leaked?

Mobile broadband market worth USD3.6bn by 2016, report says

Mobitel Starts Testing LTE Services in 1800Mhz Bands

Baidu Invests USD 306 Mln in Travel Search Engine Qunar

Foursquare raises $50 million in new round

June 24, 2011

Daily News June 24, 2011

Nokia and Accenture finalize Symbian software development and support services outsourcing agreement

PT Telkom to buy Telkomsel stake back from SingTel

Malaysian WiMAX Network Signs LTE Deal with Qualcomm

By 2016, Mobile Advertising Outlay Will Equal Current Total Online Ad Spending

MTN Group Says Global Subscriber Base Has Reached 150 Million Customers

DoCoMo shares NFC expertise in bid to drive global standards

Femto Forum Announces Winners of the Femtocell Industry Awards 2011

June 23, 2011

Daily News June 23, 2011

Isis plans mobile payments launch in Austin
KCC aims to net KRW1.15 trillion from mobile spectrum auction
Anatel reports rising 3G, broadband growth
SingTel targets 4G launch by year-end
Australia's $38 billion broadband plan clears last major hurdle
Report: Apple launching new iPhone in September
3G femtocells now outnumber conventional 3G basestations globally
AT&T eyes Q1 2012 approval for T-Mobile merger
GSMA Mobile Media Metrics Report Issued on UK Mobile Applications Useage
Google eyeing further display ad acquisitions
CommunicAsia – New Xperias, Feature Phone and Smart Extras
Energy Efficiency Mandates Drive Smart Meter Deployments above 100 Million in 2011

June 21, 2011

Daily News June 21, 2011

UK gives the green light to spectrum trading
Eleven bidders in line for Spanish LTE spectrum
AM to invest USD1.2bn in Brazil’s Claro this year
Qualcomm nears Indian LTE launch (and exit)
M1 readies for LTE launch in city-state
China Telcos Announce May 2011 Subscriber Totals
China Telecom to Procure 40 Mln CDMA Terminals
MNP a flop in China

Samsung picks up KDDI LTE deal
RIM defection triggers fresh slide in share price
830 Million Enterprise Smartphone and Tablet App Users by 2016, ABIresearch
Security Alert: Android Trojan GGTracker Charges Premium Rate SMS Messages
Facebook to take top spot in U.S. display ad market

RIKEN and Fujitsu's Supercomputer "K computer" Takes First Place in World

June 20, 2011

Daily News June 20, 2011

Spain seeks to raise at least EUR1.45bn in main 4G auction
Vodafone signs off on USD11bn sale of SFR stake
Apple and Samsung executives in talks on patent lawsuits
Oracle seeks up to $6.1 billion in Google lawsuit
Exclusive: Google Nexus 4G detailed – 720p display, 4G LTE, Android 4.0
Falcone’s LightSquared, Sprint Agree to 15-Year Network Accord
Microsoft gets antitrust approval to buy Skype
China Mulling a Fourth Mobile Network
EC transfers inquiry into Kabel BW deal to Germany
ZTE Unveils World's First CDMA/LTE Dual-Mode Distributed NodeB System
100 Million Mobile Money Subscribers in India by 2015

June 17, 2011

Daily News June 17, 2011

Everything Everywhere, Telefónica UK and Vodafone UK to form mobile marketing and payments joint venture
Vodafone's German unit shifting away from fixed-line business
German telco focusing on LTE; scaling back marketing of fixed-line services.
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Advertising Revenue Forecast to Reach $3.3 Billion in 2011
Sistema, ZTE ink MoU on future cooperation
Russian, Chinese firms plan to make investments in joint venture by end of this year.
RIM shares to show lots of motion post-earnings
Sony's “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity” App Now Available on Android Market
ZTE, Atos target China smart grid market
Report: Details leaked on next Google Nexus phone
Finland and Russia agree terms over deployment of 3G 900MHz border services
Deutsche Telekom axes 7% of its Dutch workforce
T-Mobile to close offices in Amsterdam and Breda; 150 jobs to go.

June 16, 2011

June 15, 2011

Daily News June 15, 2011

Apple agrees to pay Nokia patent licensing fees

Ericsson announces $1.15 billion Telcordia buy
HSPA-based mobile broadband set to pass 500M connections
Telia and Telenor share Danish networks
Safaricom and Telkom poised to ink tower sharing deal
MegaFon confirms USD270 million acquisition of NetByNet
NCC(Nigerian Communications Commission) switches focus to mobile number portability
TeliaSonera to invest over $1.3bn in fibre networks
Lenovo to sell Android tablets this summer

June 14, 2011

Daily News June 14, 2011

Nomura: Samsung to take Nokia’s smartphone crown this quarter
Free Mobile could launch in October, paper says
South Korea set for NFC push
Samsung tops 1M Galaxy S2 sales in SK
DoT could decide on licence cancellations within a month
Verizon Wireless to offer another mobile payment option
Report: HP to add NFC capabilities to webOS devices
Microsoft: Port your Android apps to Windows Phone
MobileMe is dead. Long live iCloud
Bouygues breaks one million broadband subscribers barrier

Sony to launch next generation FeliCa contactless IC chip
-- New security with AES encryption standard --

June 13, 2011

Daily News June 13, 2011

O2 Warns That Radio Spectrum Caps May Be Illegal
Hutch-PCCW JV hands Huawei LTE deal
EU states agree on tougher sanctions on cybercrime
Google reportedly buys AdMeld for $400 million
ZTE Sues Huawei Over Chinese Patent Infringement
Watchdog fines Turkcell TRY91.94 million for abusing market dominance
European Commission OKs Vivendi's SFR stake purchase
Elop: Nokia will cut its phone development time
Vietnam to license Nokia to build EUR200m phone plant soon
Etisalat to roll out LTE to 80% of UAE by year-end
Mexican regulator slashes Telmex connection fees

June 10, 2011

Daily News June 10, 2011

Nokia CEO denies takeover rumours amid ratings downgrade
Visa buys mobile payment firm Fundamo for $110m
Bharti, carriers in infrastructure sharing talks
RIM is missing targets for new models, Citi says
Verizon Wireless Accused of Breaching LTE Spectrum Conditions
FCC - Applications of AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG for Consent To Transfer Control of the Licenses and Authorizations Held by T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries
Apple now world's largest semiconductor buyer
HP partners with AT&T for TouchPad, Wi-Fi version coming July 1
Nokia replaces CTO for medical reasons
China Mobile to Test IPv6 TD-LTE Data Cards in H2 2011
Sony Ericsson SHows Off Two New Phones

June 9, 2011

Daily News June 9, 2011

SFR, Orange, Bouygues and NRJ Mobile prep nationwide NFC launch
Sprint Nextel Reduces Clearwire Voting Rights to Below 50%
Orange and T-Mobile UK to Open 30 More Co-Branded Retail Stores
Telefónica launches ‘Movistar Ebook bq’ in Spain
Telefónica signs agreement to purchase Acens, a leading hosting services provider for SMEs in Spain
FT Orange exec: Stopping churn is now No. 1 priority
RIM buys social gaming company Scoreloop
Rogers Confirms Canadian LTE Launch This Summer
Facebook, Microsoft support AT&T, T-Mobile merger
Verizon wants to swap spectrum with U.S. Cellular
Number of U.S. Mobile Display Advertisers More than Doubles in Past Two Years

Gartner cuts 2011 PC forecast, as tablets surge
Mobile Application Downloads to Approach 48 Billion in 2015
Verizon iPhone not yet ready for iCloud
Microsoft reportedly considers launching own-brand tablet PC

June 8, 2011

Daily News June 8, 2011

DT confirmed as 40% OTE owner
Virgin to launch MVNO ops in Latin America
AT&T faces $1B settlement in mobile Internet access fee lawsuit
Virgin Mobile parent inks ‘full MVNO’ deal with SFR
Forecast: Contactless payments to reach $50B worldwide by 2014
Nokia Downgraded by Debt Ratings Agency
HP introduces in-app purchases with webOS 3.0
FT launches Web-based app to work on all tablets
Asia Pacific Mobile Ad Market Grows to 18 Billion Monthly Ad Impressions
RIM introduces BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app
Nintendo lifts lid on Wii U, seeks hardcore gamers
"World IPv6 Day": Orange plans ahead and prepares for the new internet protocol
Verizon Ready to Participate in World IPv6 Day

June 3, 2011

Daily News June 3, 2011

AT&T's de la Vega hints strongly at family data plans
Indian Operators Protest Against $5 Billion for Security Upgrades
Sinofsky shows off Windows 8 at D9
Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99
Listing of PCCW telecom assets approved by HK stock exchange
Vimpelcom Q1 revenues increase 22.9%, net income jumps 54.6%

How secure is your wallet in Google's hands? (FAQ)
Windows Phone Mango: First impressions
Apple still trying to land films, TV shows for iCloud
Groupon files for $750 million IPO

June 2, 2011

Daily News June 2, 2011

Ericsson wins A$1bn TD-LTE contract with Australia's NBN Co

Mobile Network Operator Revenues to Exceed $1 trillion by 2016, but Rising Costs Threaten Profitability, Juniper Research warns

Sweden to Auction Off Additional Blocks of 1800Mhz Spectrum
Regulator launches public consultation on 3.5GHz WiLL services
In campaign for T-Mobile, AT&T spends almost $7M on lobbying in Q1

Huawei Reported to Have Won $400 African Upgrade Contracthttp://www.cellular-news.com/story/49405.php
Android Smartphones Surge in Popularity in Asia
Maxis, Axiata profits fall in Q1
Apple, Jobs to talk iCloud at WWDC
Google Offers to launch tomorrow in Portland, Ore.
Malicious apps removed from Android Market
BlueStacks puts Android apps on Windows

June 1, 2011

Daily News June 1, 2011

France Telecom sets five-year financial goals

France Telecom-Orange presents its strategic and financial ambitions for 2011-2015: adapt to conquer
France Telecom to announce partnerships with US Web firms
Sprint files to block AT&T purchase of T-Mobile USA
Nokia warns on Q2, drops FY targets
China Mobile to get new chairman in industry reshuffle
Telefonica launching 800MHz rural LTE on 1 July
Intel unveils laptops that include tablet features
Google says Chrome to power only notebooks for now
Top 20 global mobile operators by revenue
Swiss regulator affirms mobile spectrum auction for Q1 2012
SK Telecom plans to spin off platform business in October
Telekom Austria Enables Carrier Billing on BlackBerry Apps Store
CAT and TOT agree on HSPA roaming
Twitter acquires online ad team to help with monetization
Digital Signage Revenue to Approach $4.5 Billion in 2016