September 30, 2011

Daily News September 30, 2011

DOJ asks Google for more data about Motorola deal

Nokia to cut 3,500 jobs, close Romania plant

Nokia, Siemens to inject €1bn into Nokia Siemens

Nokia says IPO is option for Nokia Siemens Networks

T-Mobile lines up against Apple in Samsung lawsuit

SK Telecom omits unlimited from LTE plans

Orange Switzerland bids due 10 October

Bharti Airtel Awards African Network Upgrade Contract to Nokia Siemens Networks

Rogers expands LTE to Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver

Samsung Unveils its Next Application Processor for Smartphone and Tablet Devices

Softbank to launch 100Mbps PHS mobile data service

DOCOMO and Orange to Procure Smartphone from Sharp

September 29, 2011

Daily News September 29, 2011

Linux Groups to Collaborate on New Smartphone OS Tizen

Visa Announces Two New Mobile Payment Services

Microsoft and Samsung Broaden Smartphone Partnership

Samsung to pay Microsoft royalties on Android device sales

China's Mobile Browser Users Up 4% YoY in H1 2011

Amazon unveils $200 Kindle Fire tablet; $99 Kindle touch eReader, $79 Kindle

Amazon Kindle Fire hands-on! [video]

Amazon Kindle and Kindle touch hands-on!

September 28, 2011

Daily News Septemeber 28, 2011

Telefónica and Sunrise Communications AG enter into a broad partnership agreement

Telefonica and O2 Debt Downgraded to BBB+; Loses Their A Rating

Apple holding iPhone 5 event on October 4

HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile, Sony Ericsson and DeviceFidelity to Implement Isis NFC and Technology Standards

Report: Sprint to launch LTE service in early 2012

China's MIIT Announces Jan-August IT Industry Investment Statistics
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update begins

Hands-on with the HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Omnia W and ZTE Tania

Qualcomm Announces Leadership Change in Latin America

September 27, 2011

Daily News September 27, 2011

Samsung Says Apple Infringes Its Third-Generation Patents ‘Structurally’

Verizon takes Samsung's side in spat with Apple

California governor signs Amazon sales tax bill

NTT DoCoMo says India venture won't turn profitable for 'several years'

China's MIIT Announces August 2011 Telecom Statistics

Apple Trims Orders for IPad Parts, JPMorgan Says

Samsung intros Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II HD LTE in South Korea

Samsung Shows Off First Windows Phone Mango Based Smartphone
KDDI goes WiMAX with new handsets

KDDI introduces the Kyocera DIGNO a new Super-Slim Waterproof Smartphone with WiMAX

EU opens antitrust probe into e-payment market

Global mobile market update and outlook for GSM, WCDMA-HSPA/HSPA* and LTE

Telia reaches 153 LTE locations; 231 by end-year

PCCW Says Spin-Off of Its Telecom Assets Into Trust May Raise $1.3 Billion

Brazil August mobile phone subscriptions up 1.67% from July

September 26, 2011

Daily News September 26, 2011

French telecom regulator ARCEP publishes the results of the awards procedure for 4G licences in the
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Samsung Galaxy S II global sales surpasses 10m units

SFR and Nokia Siemens Networks test LTE in Marseille

SFR offers customers free femtocells

India Department of Telecommunication(DoT) rejects Qualcomm’s concession application

BT Planning 500,000 Wi-Fi Hotpsots in London by 2012 Olympics

FT launches round one of Swiss sale, CVC’s involvement unknown

OTE Staff Agree to Wage Cuts to Save Jobs

Etisalat Launches LTE Network in UAE

Rumour Mill: Google running MVNO test-bed in Spain
Gartner Says Apple Will Have a Free Run in Tablet Market Holiday Season as
Competitors Continue to Lag

NTT DOCOMO to Increase Investment in Germany’s net mobile AG
Enhancement of net mobile’s payment platform in Europe through acquisition
of Bankverein Werther

FT Orange cool to Google Wallet, calls for m-commerce openness

Nokia’s CTO swap could be its turning point

September 22, 2011

Daily News September 22, 2011

Orange aims to rollout Europe-wide NFC ecosystem by 2012

Orange and Stade Malherbe Caen introduce e-ticketing for stadiums with the M-Stadium mobile contactless project

U.S. judge sets February 13 for AT&T antitrust trial

Samsung may make Bada open source

Twitter Launches Photo Sharing Over MMS

A big week for LTE

Over 1.7 Billion Mobile Social Networking Users in 2016 Means Facebook Needs Its Own Operating System

Open Mobile Alliance API Standards Expose Unique Operator Resources in an Open and Programmable Way

Vivo secures BRL3bn loan from BNDES to increase coverage

HP's board may oust CEO, hire eBay vet: source

September 20, 2011

Daily News September 20, 2011

AT&T Switches on LTE in Five Cities, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Anton

In France, Orange launches a contactless version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the first NFC Android mobile sold in Europe

Report: Russia's AFK Sistema in talks with FT for ownership swap

Google and Visa team up on mobile payments

Google Wallet with MasterCard now available on Sprint Nexus S 4G [video]

Seven US states join DoJ lawsuit against AT&T/T-Mobile merger

ARCEP has received applications from Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange France and SFR for the award of a 4G licence in the 2.6 GHz band

ACMA Announces Choice of Auction System for the Sale of Digital Dividend Spectrum

Germany's regulator gives go-ahead for more 800 MHz LTE deployments

Telefónica picks Alcatel-Lucent for Spanish LTE pilot

China Mobile chairman has no iPhone launch timetable

Huawei inks deal to renovate Telenor Global Services Voice & IP network

September 16, 2011

Daily News September 16, 2011

Clearwire to Work with China Mobile on TD-LTE Devices

Rumor: China Mobile to Begin TD-LTE Commercial Trials in 2011

Apple sues Samsung in the U.K. over Android

Verizon Wireless further expands US LTE network

Telefonica launches LTE tariff plan for business users

Optus Plans LTE Network Launch in Early 2012

France Telecom-Orange to Become Just Orange from 2012

Bharti Airtel aims for USD5 billion in revenue from Africa by May 2013

Zain launches third Saudi LTE network of the week; due diligence expected to conclude by end-September

Google Buys Over Thousand Patents from IBM

SOFTBANK invests in InMobi, A global Mobile Advertising Network

Global Chip Sales to Decline This Year, Gartner Says in Forecast Reversal

September 15, 2011

Daily News September 15, 2011

Bell launches LTE in Toronto, four other areas

Telenor Shakes Up its Organisational Structure

Android OS under attack from new trojan variant

IDC: Tablet market up 303.8% in Q2; Apple iPad dominates with 68.3% share, Android slides

China Telecom readying $235M iPhone 5 ad blitz; pre-orders start end of September

Microsoft to give away 5000 Samsung Windows 8 tablets

Qualcomm Working with Microsoft on Windows Compatibility for Snapdagon Chipsets

Sony’s Playstation Vita To Hit Japan On December 17

DOCOMO Unveils Xperia™ PLAY SO-01D Smartphone
— PlayStation™Certified Android Smartphone with Real Game Controller —

Samsung Group shake-up seen with Everland stake-sale plan

Facebook to delay IPO until late 2012

September 13, 2011

Daily News September 13, 2011

Verizon dividend setback for Vodafone: FT

Broadcom’s $3.7 Billion NetLogic Purchase Is Bet on Web Traffic for Mobile

Telefónica appoints Luis Miguel Gilpérez head of the business in Spain and Paulo Cesar Teixeira top executive in Brazil

DoCoMo, others to make smartphone chips with Samsung: report

HTC may buy its own smartphone OS

IDC: More Mobile Internet Users Than Wireline Users in the U.S. by 2015

Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile

AT&T intros three Windows Phone Mango handsets: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash

Three Firms Bidding to Buy 4,000 Towers from Indosat

Fighting Backlog in Patents, Senate Approves Overhaul

Smartphone sales boom in Vietnam

September 12, 2011

Daily News September 12, 2011

Sprint Said to Plan Unlimited Data With IPhone

Smartphones Outstrip Feature Phones for First Time in Western Europe as Android Sees Strong Growth in 2Q11, Says IDC 

Ovum: Mobile app downloads to grow 144% this year, top 18B

Buyster, the payment solution for mobile operators, will revolutionise Internet payment methods and free up mCommerce

3 UK takes m-commerce case to EU
Mobile firms O2, Everything Everywhere and Vodafone accused of 'freezing out' market challenger

Amazon in talks to launch digital book library: WSJ

Alibaba to release English mobile OS this month: executive

Exclusive: Evernote considers IPO as growth picks up

Vodafone unveils Silicon Valley R&D centre

Former Chairman of China Mobile sentenced to death for bribery (China)

Google Acquires Zagat Restaurant-Rating Service to Reach Local Advertisers

September 9, 2011

Daily News September 9, 2011

UK Government Plans $7.2 Billion Smart Meter Deployment Across the Country

Apple taps Japan court to ban sales of Samsung phones

Google Hands HTC Patents to Use Against Apple

In brief: Samsung mulls buying MeeGo

LG Electronics cuts 30 percent of overseas mobile staff: report

RIM launches first TD-SCDMA BlackBerry

Bharti Airtel wins 2G, 3G licence in Rwanda

Microsoft and Acer Sign Patent License Agreement

Microsoft to demo Windows 8 on a Samsung tablet next week

Panasonic to build smartphone component plant in Vietnam

Apple takes top spot in sixth consecutive J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey

DOCOMO to Unveil First Tablets for LTE Service

DOCOMO to Offer New Flat-rate and Two-tiered Billing Plans for LTE

Gartner lowers 2011 PC shipment forecast to 3.8%

September 8, 2011

Daily News September 8, 2011

Orange to launch Sosh, A new, 100% digital mobile brand aimed at ultra-connected 18-35s: offering ATTRACTIVE online prices AND WITHOUT ANY commitment REQUIRED

Deutsche Telekom: We are entitled to a breakup fee

French court rejects call to stop wireless auction

DOJ vs. AT&T hearing set for September 21st

India May Need ‘Tens of Billions’ in Broadband Network Spending

Softbank Mobile tops tree for August net additions

Bigger isn’t always better: Nokia Ovi Store apps downloaded 160% more than iOS apps
Nokia Siemens Networks Opens Operations Center in Russia

Regulators raid Google's South Korea office: source

Google Says Its Internet License for China Has Been Renewed by Government

Facebook doubles first-half revenue

Netflix rolls out Brazilian service; looking to expand in LatAm and Caribbean shortly

September 7, 2011

Daily News September 7, 2011

Sprint Files Suit to Block Proposed AT&T and T-Mobile Transaction

UK's largest ever spectrum auction delayed
Sell-off put back following legal threats from larger mobile phone carriers

LTE launches imminent in Spain

Dell and Baidu team up for tablets, mobiles

New evidence links Cisco to jailing and torture of Chinese

Rogers Communications files application to start bank

Samsung LTE Smartphone with QWERTY Keyboard

September 6, 2011

Daily News September 6, 2011

Telefónica transforms its organisational structure to reinforce its status as global leader in the new digital world

Telefonica rules out move into US market

Deutsche Telekom accepting iPhone 5 reservations

AT&T May Be Able to Avoid $6 Billion Penalty Fee if T-Mobile Deal is Blocked

Telecom Italia to invest at least 1 bln euro in 4G

Alipay Acquires OnCard's China Subsidiary

September 2, 2011

Daily News September 2, 2011

GSA Forecasts 93 Commercial LTE Networks by 2012

Verizon Communications Raises Quarterly Dividend 2.6 Percent to 50 Cents per Share

Hulu Goes International With Japan Launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE: Deutsche Telekom brings the first LTE tablet computer onto the market

Justice Dept. to block AT&T's T-Mobile deal

Deutsche Telekom Board Was Unprepared for T-Mobile USA Deal Falling Apart

Everything Everywhere Names New Board of Directors

Iliad posts healthy results ahead of mobile launch

Telefonica to Migrate Czech Republic Mobile Network Monitoring to Germany

Paypal China Applies for Third-Party Payment License

Alipay Offers Free E-Commerce Platform for Websites, SNS

Foxconn expected to ship 20 million iPad 2 units in Q3

Samsung Galaxy Note gets official, comes with 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED Display
Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Tab 7.7
40 Percent of U.S. Mobile Users Own Smartphones; 40 Percent are Android
HTC unveils their new global lineup of Windows Phones

Sony details Android-powered Tablet S and Tablet P
AT&T HTC Jetstream 4G LTE tablet launches September 4th for $700 on contract
Toshiba to Launch "FlashAir™", the World's First SDHC Memory Card with Embedded Wireless LAN Communications

Facebook to launch music service on September 22nd

September 1, 2011

Daily News September 1, 2011

Reaction Over DOJ Block Of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Pours In, AT&T Issues Statement

AT&T Statement on Department of Justice Action

FCC Chairman: ‘Serious concerns’ over impact of AT&T, T-Mobile merger

FCC - Statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn On The U.S. Department of Justice's Complaint Against The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Sprint Jumps After U.S. Sues to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Deal

AT&T to Bring 5,000 Call Center Jobs Back to U.S. Following T-Mobile Merger

Financial Times pulls its apps from Apple store

Four Companies, Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba, and INCJ, Sign Memorandum of
Understanding Regarding Integration of Small- and Medium-Sized Display

NEC Collaborating with Cisco to Build Commercial LTE Networks

Windows Phone Marketplace now home to more than 30,000 apps
Nokia senior exec leaving for venture fund

DOCOMO and KT Share Content for Android Smartphones

Vivendi Profits Jump As Revenues Flatline

SFR posts first half figures

Bouygues Telecom says sales up, profits down

Rogers expanding LTE to Toronto in September; LTE handsets lined up