July 31, 2011

Daily News August 1, 2011

Apple Overtakes Nokia as Biggest Smartphone Maker With 18.5% Market Share

Sprint confirms $9B LTE network-hosting deal with LightSquared

USA Carriers Ask Government to Release its Radio Spectrum Below 3 GHz

Spanish LTE auction dominated by FT Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone

Telefonica secures new spectrum in Spain for €668.3m

France Telecom to withdraw from several European markets

AT&T Rides Smartphone And Data Boom To $39

AT&T to Curb Browsing Speed for Heavy Users

Motorola Mobility reports strong Q2 but weak Q3 view

Samsung Electronics Profits Drop on Weak Semiconductor and Display Shipments

HTC expects Q3 revenue up 80%

Baidu Launches Mobile App Ad Union

Sina Weibo Testing New SNS Functionality

NTT DoCoMo Q1 net profit up 12% as smartphone users lift revenue

PT Telekom 1H net down 1.5%

July 29, 2011

Daily News July 29, 2011

France Telecom Begins Swiss Division Sale, Posts Lower First-Half Profit
France Telecom solid first-half results and 2011 outlook confirmed in line with the strategic plan “adapt to conquer”

France Telecom to launch low-cost mobile brand in autumn

Telefonica Second-Quarter Profit Falls to $2.2 Billion, Missing Estimates

Telefónica's first-half revenues rose by 6.3% underpinned by the Latin American business and a sharp rise in mobile data revenue

Telesp: 2Q net income up 30% at BRL1.15bn

Verizon Wireless Announces $10 Billion Distribution to Verizon and Vodafone in January 2012

MTR cuts prompt revenue, EBITDA decline for Everything Everywhere

Sprint Falls Most Since 2008 on Customer Losses

Alibaba launches smartphone running its Cloud OS

Youku, China Unicom Launch Mobile Video UGC Platform

China's MIIT Announces June 2011 Telecom Statistics

Turkcell Drops into a Loss on Write-Downs

BT Profit Rises; Wins Broadband Market Share From Virgin Media, TalkTalk

Alcatel-Lucent Posts Better-Than-Expected Profit

Motorola Mobility’s Forecast Misses Estimates Amid Rising Competition

Motorola Mobility Announces Second-Quarter Financial Results

Pakistan considering open 3G auction

Android Tablets to close the gap on iPad in 2015
Tablet market to grow to over 230 million in 2015 from under 20 million in 2010

Demand for iPhones drives Softbank’s profits in fiscal first-quarter

NEC Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2012

Panasonic Consolidated Financial Results for First Quarter ended June 30, 2011

Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2011 First-Quarter Financial Results

SHARP Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2011

Sony Cuts Profit Forecast by 25% as Demand Slump Cripples Television Sales

Toshiba Announces Consolidated Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending March 2012

Nintendo Slashes Profit Forecast 82%, Cuts Price of New 3DS Game Player

July 28, 2011

Daily News July 28, 2011

Orange and Google partner to speed up the spread of innovative SMS-based services in Africa

Nokia Debt Cut to Two Grades Above Junk by Moody’s With Negative Outlook

Vodafone Said to Near Deal to Buy Koc’s Internet Unit in Turkey

Samsung GALAXY S II Reaches New Heights with 5 Million Global Sales

Five Italian operators apply for 4G auction

MIIT Considering 3400-3600 MHz Spectrum for TD-LTE

Everything Everywhere adds 236,000 new contract customers in Q2

Verizon and U.S. Energy Dept.’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to Collaborate on Energy-Saving Technologies

LG Electronics Shares Jump as Mobile-Phone Results Beat Analyst Estimates

LG Announces Second-Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Brazil mobile subscriptions rise 1.06% in June

TTSL to combine CDMA and GSM services

KT resubmits 2G switch-off plan to KCC

Mobile Gaming Revenues Will Exceed $16 Billion in 2016, as In-App Payments Grow

4G Wholesale Subscribers to Break 100 Million by 2016, Says ABI Research

TP reports 206% increase in net income

Handset makers get Windows Phone update 'Mango'
Microsoft says OS update has 500 new features, IE9; KDDI unveils first Mango handset.

Windows Phone “Mango” – Released to Manufacturing

July 27, 2011

Daily News July 27, 2011

BNP Paribas and Orange partner to launch the first entirely mobile banking offer in France

Verizon Q2 revenues rise 2.8% to USD27.54 billion

KPN posts 11% fall in 2Q profit, revenues down 1.9%

Portugal Telecom Q2 revenues slump 6.5%; wireless revenues plummet 10.7%

Japan gearing up for Mango press event, live on 27th via UStream

Baidu Q2 2011 Profit Up 95% YoY

China Online Shopping Market Reached 179.2 Billion Yuan in Q2

Amazon.com Tops Profit, Sales Estimates

Mobile VoIP grew faster than video in 1H

Tata Teleservices posts sizeable net loss

China Mobile names former regulator as vice chairman

Govt looks to sell Rwandatel by year-end

Mobistar’s 1H11 revenue flat, as smartphone sales offset impact of MTR reduction

Maroc Telecom’s EBITDA falls 7.4% as domestic sales slide

Tesco Mobile Ireland breaks 100,000 subscriber barrier

Street View cars grabbed locations of phones, PCs

July 25, 2011

Daily News July 25, 2011

Telefonica, Etisalat ink partnership deal

Samsung Smartphone Sales May Pass Apple

Nokia reports big Q2 losses, but CEO notes progress

Nokia’s China Dominance Under Threat as Sales Plummet on Android Handsets

Verizon Names Lowell McAdam as CEO; Ivan Seidenberg to Remain Chairman

Verizon Reports Accelerated Revenue Growth, Expanded Margins and Strong 2Q Earnings Performance

AT&T Tops Verizon in IPhone Activations in First Head-to-Head Quarter

Vodafone revenues grow in 1Q11, despite difficult conditions in southern Europe

Vodacom Q2 revenues increase 8.1% to ZAR15.6 billion

T-Mobile and Orange ShArE! their NetWorkS!

Japan Ends Analog TV Broadcast After 58 Years, First in Asia

Intel braces for rival ARM, Windows 8

AMD: Finding a CEO a top priority, the timeline isn't

Apple seeds iOS 5 beta 4 as over-the-air update

2.1 Billion HTML5 Browsers on Mobile Devices by 2016 says ABI Research

Apple Said to Consider Making an Offer for Hulu Online Television Service

Raku-Raku PHONE Series Reaches 20 Million Unit Sales in Japan

July 22, 2011

Daily News July 21, 2011

Nokia abdicates smartphone crown to iPhone

France Telecom-Orange passes an important milestone in its FTTH fiber-optic program outside very-dense areas

China Mobile App Store Announces Revenue Share Policy

HTC, Sina launch Weibo phone in China

Ofcom tells BT to reduce rural wholesale broadband prices

EBay's PayPal going offline, targets big retailers

AT&T Q2 profit falls 10%, subscriber additions slow

AT&T Delivers Double-Digit Earnings Growth in Second Quarter, Raises Full-Year Outlook

Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

America Movil Q2 net profit up 14%

Solid revenue growth for Telenor in 2Q11 as subscriber numbers increase

Vodacom posts 8% rise in revenue driven by customer, data use growth

Thailand's DTAC profit up 24.5% y-o-y, down 9.2% q-o-q

Malaysia's DiGi Q2 profit shrinks 15%

Google looking at InterDigital after patent bid loss

July 21, 2011

Daily News July 21, 2011

T-Mobile USA to offer unlimited data plans

Verizon COO expects AT&T/T-Mobile deal approval

Morocco confirms 7% Maroc Telecom stake up for sale

Vodafone in talks with private equity over sale of stake in Indian unit

TeliaSonera’s Q2 net profit falls 26%

Tele2’s profits dip by a third

Bangladesh GrameenPhone’s H1 sales rise 21%, welcomes state SIM tax cut

Opera and Vodafone extends global frame agreement

Thai CAT’s HSPA ‘My’ 3G service launching softly

MIC revenue increases 14.6% in Q2

Turk Telekom H1 revenues reach USD3.5bn

Telmex Q2 net profit down 11.8% to $269m

Thai Total Access Q2 net profit up 24.3%

EBay shares dip on acquisition costs, profit view

July 20, 2011

Daily News July 20, 2011

Apple sells 20.3M iPhones, 9.25M iPads in another record quarter

Samsung ups smartphone shipments forecast

Baidu in landmark deal with record labels

Everything Everywhere appoints new CEO

Report: Fujitsu set for Windows Phone Mango first

Verizon to dominate Q2 wireless growth

Korean SME organisation unveils plans to apply for wireless licence

Korean cellcos to partner for Wi-Fi rollout

Etisalat Q2 net profit down 16% as competition crimps revenues

VNPT H1 revenue reaches VND48 trillion

20 EU states fail to implement new telecoms legislation

MTNL plans to buy 51% stake in Zimbabwe's TelOne

ITC denies Apple's appeal in Kodak patent suit

PLDT calls foul over Globe’s ‘illegal’ use of Altimax spectrum

Charts: China 2011 Q2 Search Engine Market Update

China Groupon War: Taobao 12MM vs. Groupon 2MM

New Survey: Consumer Smart Phones – Apple vs. Google Android

Cisco cuts 6,500 jobs in streamlining

July 19, 2011

Daily News July 19, 2011


DT completes OTE stake increase to 40%

France Telecom Weighs Deal to Buy Congo China Telecom Stake

Telefonica's layoff plan will cost it €2.7 billion

Apple debuts App Store volume purchase program

App Store Volume Purchase Program for Business(PDF)

China Telecom president and COO steps down

Total China Internet Users Exceeded 500 Million by H1 2011

Baidu Officially Enters China Browser Market

Orange launches new partnership with Dailymotion to offer most accurate localised advertising in the online video-sharing market

Sony Ericsson reports second quarter 2011 results
-Supply chain constraints from the Japan earthquake significantly impact Q2 results
-Smartphones account for more than 70 percent of total sales
-Android-based Xperia™ volume up 150 percent year-on-year

Investors toast Google results, shares surge


Hacker group claims Vodafone femtocell still vulnerable

Huawei opens a Network Operations Center in Madrid to provide services to operators in Spain and Western Europe

Tencent Challenges Apple’s Facetime with Weishi, a cross-platform video calling app

China Mobile to Launch Mobile Social Gaming Network

Apple fixes security flaw in iPhone, iPad software

Guatemala Regulator paves way for 4G

PCs turn the tide; shipments up in second quarter - IDC

July 15, 2011

Daily News July 15, 2011

Telecom CEOs press EU on boosting broadband investment

Motorola Mobility Named Exclusive Mobile Device and Tablet Launch Partner of Digital Music Service Spotify in the U.S.

US welcomes Spotify

PayPal Uses NFC to Make Peer-to-Peer Payments Easier than Ever

China's Alibaba.com in deal with Western Union for AliExpress

AliExpress, Western Union Partner on Online Payment

Google now activates 550K Androids per day. 135 million devices sold. Market reaches 250,000 apps

GSMA calls for Taiwan to favor LTE

Etisalat signs MoU with Huawei, Export-Import Bank of China

Airtel, Vodafone and Idea reportedly ink 3G roaming deal

T-Mobile doubles HSPA+ speeds in 56 additional markets

Chinese Smartphone Shipments Continue to Rise

China: 1.3 million websites shut in 2010

ZTE seeks to become household name in UK

AT&T to be broadband carrier for Sony two-screen tablet

PC Market Returns To Positive Growth in Line with Expectations, Though Gains Remain Small, According to IDC

July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

Daily News July 13, 2011

AT&T unveils devices for LTE launch

Nokia Planning $128 Million Ad Spend to Promote Windows Smartphones

UK govt to support opposition motion on BSkyB

China Telecom to launch MVNO in UK

Italy's Wind Would Consider a Merger with a Rival - Eventually

Pandora's user count grows to 100 million

Mobile Advertising Agency Secures $6.5 Million Investment

Smart Meter Penetration in Europe Will Reach 52% by 2016

Qualcomm Appoints Matt Grob as Chief Technology Officer

Apple chief patent lawyer leaving: sources

IBM to provide help-desk services to Bharti Airtel in Africa

Bharti Infratel plans to raise $1bn by selling 10% via IPO

Etisalat Enables Carrier Billing for Nokia's Ovi Store

Telecom Cambodia hopes to list on bourse by year-end

“TVcheck”, the new app which aspires to revolutionize the social TV experience

Microsoft Windows 7 license sales reach 400 million

Cisco reportedly plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs

Groupon offers first car deal, targets bigger items

July 12, 2011

Daily News July 12, 2011

Bouygues Telecom and Telefónica enter in a partnership

U.S. Internet providers to act against online pirates

Apple files fresh patent complaint against HTC

Telecom Italia boosts Brazilian presence

Top three players drive mobile growth in India

BSNL Invited Tenders to Expand its Mobile Network

Samsung Mobile CTO Resigning from the Company

ZTE Achieves World's First TD-LTE and 2G/3G Handover Interoperability Test

TOT and AIS agree new roaming deal

Pew study: 35% of U.S. adults own a smartphone

Android Overtakes Symbian in Spanish Smartphone Market

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Teardown

Orange and Samsung sign a European partnership agreement to launch an Orange portal on new Samsung Smart TVs

July 11, 2011

Daily News July 11, 2011

Global Certification Forum Starts Working With TD-LTE Handsets

France Telecom CEO concerned over search engine market shares

HTC ThunderBolt Provides Insights into Rumoured LTE iPhone 5

German Regulator Starts Preperation for GSM900 License Renewals in 2016

Ericsson to Manage Field Operations for Vodafone Italy

NTT DoCoMo plans to generate solar, wind energy business

Ethiopia's Monopoly Provider Signs Up 10 Millionth Customer

Baidu unveils management changes to boost sales efficiency

Baidu, DoCoMo to set up China mobile content JV

Facebook, Skype, and Microsoft's savvy investment

Verizon Wireless Introduces the Next Generation Droid Delivering Power and Performance: The Droid 3 by Motorola

HTC Buys Graphics Company to Boost Patent Portfolio

July 8, 2011

Daily News July 8, 2011

Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 15 Billion

TeliaSonera joins the M2M Service Cooperation Agreement of France Telecom-Orange and Deutsche Telekom

Telekom Austria forms new M2M subsidiary

Telefonica, unions agree deal to cut up to 6,500 jobs

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

Sony Ericsson Developing 4G Smartphone for China Mobile

Samsung estimates Q2 profit down 26 percent

LG Electronics revises down 2011 smartphone sales target

Report: Microsoft wants $15 per Android handset

Apple reportedly slashes iAd mobile advertising rates

EBay Pays $240 Million for Mobile Payments Provider, Zong

GSA updates Evolution to LTE report

GSA - Infomation Papers

Rogers Launches Canada's First LTE Network

Tencent to Acquire 16% Stake in Kingsoft

Japanese and Malaysian WiMAX Networks Ink Cooperation Agreement

Face to face with Xperia neo and Xperia pro

July 7, 2011

Daily News July 7, 2011

EU's Kroes proposes 'profound' shake-up of roaming market

Italy to auction 4G mobile frequencies

Apple Escalates Samsung Fight With ITC Case

KDDI and Ruckus detail Japanese Wi-Fi offload plans
Huawei Raises Smartphone Sales Target to 20 Million for This Year

Mobile Internet Offload Grabs the Limelight

Facebook launches video chat with Skype

Portuguese Government to Give Up Veto Rights in Portugal Telecom

LTE TDD: network plans, commitments, trials, deployments

July 6, 2011

Daily News July 6, 2011

Nokia Cutting the Prices of its Smartphone Range

Apple Places Order for 15 Million iPhone 5 Handsets

Deutsche Telekom appoints McKinsey's Nemat as Europe chief

Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG appoints two new members to the Board of Management

Chile to have MNP by year-end

China Telecom chooses Alcatel-Lucent for fibre broadband project

Alibaba Group to launch mobile OS in Q3: report

Viom Networks mulls merger with GTL Infrastructure

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

DoCoMo to open LTE network up to rivals from autumn

South Korea, VoIP passes 10m subscriber mark

GSA - How China built the TD-LTE value chain (login required to read)

July 5, 2011

Daily News July 5, 2011

Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Is on Pace to Grow 7.1 Percent in 2011

EU to cap data roaming services

Samsung to Build Commercial LTE Network for SK Telecom in Korea

Samsung Turns On Commercial 4G LTE Network for LG U+ in Korea

Vodafone Gains Branded Channel in the Android Market

India tribunal asks govt to hand over Delhi bandwidth to Tata Telservices

Evidence increasingly against mobile phone cancer link

Thai govt says Total Access may breach foreign shareholding restriction

China Mobile Microblog Users Reach 66 Mln

Deutsche Telekom mulls appointing three women to supervisory board

Bharti Airtel ups Nigeria investment to $1 billion

Google hires 12 lobby firms in wake of FTC probe

China's Baidu ties up with Microsoft to power English search

Tiny Spanish company launches book-sharing site

July 4, 2011

Daily News July 4, 2011

Samsung GALAXY S II reaches 3 Million global sales

Polkomtel sale finalised

20th Anniversary of First Ever GSM Phone Call on a Commercial Network

Vodafone Looking Forward to Bumper Dividend Payments from Verizon Wireless

Vodafone buys out partner Essar in its Indian unit

Major telcos sign up to government’s broadband plan

In US, Smartphones Now Majority of New Cellphone Purchases - Nielsen

Yankee Group Sees Global Mobile Transactions Exceeding $1 Trillion by 2015

Taiwan's NCC imposes ban on Huawei core network parts, security threat cited

Hutchison’s FTTB reaches 8,000 buildings

Nortel Sells Patent Portfolio for $4.5 Billion


Softbank Annouce Refinancing of Acquisition Finance of Vodafone K.K.

KDDI to roll out 100,000 hotspots to handle cellular traffic

July 1, 2011

Daily News July 1, 2011

Samsung launches ITC complaint against Apple

SK Telecom Confirms Korean LTE Launch on Friday

SK Telecom to launch LTE network, invest $1.87bn by 2014

Telekom Srbija privatisation cancelled

Skype Brings Video Calling to Android Phones

Windows Phone Mango operating system beta available to developers

EU to push long-term plan to lower mobile roaming rates

Data Roaming Prices Continue to Fall Across the European Union

Motorola China Smartphone Sales Hit 1 Mln Units in Q1 2011

Deutsche Telekom is offering M2M Toolkit to developers

MCMC still examining proposals for use of LTE-suitable spectrum

Google Android Leads Acceleration in Smartphone Adoption in Japan

Nokia Sells its Operator Branded Email Services Platform

Rumor: China Mobile to Merge Mobile Internet Businesses

T-Mobile ups Czech 3G coverage to 50.33%

Microsoft and Onkyo Corp. Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android-Based Tablets