November 30, 2011

Daily News November 30, 2011

FCC to let AT&T pull merger application

Samsung to be APAC's top LTE BTS vendor

Nokia Siemens Networks Sells its WiMAX Businesses

EU to make final call on Google's Motorola buy in January

MIIT Drafts SIM Card-Based Contactless Payment Standards in China

RIM to offer enterprise security for iOS, Android devices

Smart starts public LTE trial in Manila

Telefonica mobile app allows users to add second number

OTE seeks to sell Serbian stake

November 29, 2011

Daily News November 29, 2011

Skype ‘Impatient’ With Mobile Operators Pushes for U.K. Access

Apple beats Android in British market in October

Belgium Auctions off 4G License Spectrum

NSN's new strategy sharpens focus on mobile

Bangladesh 3G auction set for June

TEPCO mulling USD2.4bn KDDI sale plan

Vodafone New Zealand Starts NFC Mobile Payments Trial

Bharti Airtel expands Ericsson managed services deal

Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta for iPhone, iPod touch and iPads to developers

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus pre-orders said to begin tomorrow

AT&T to launch LG Nitro HD 4G LTE phone on December 4th for $250

Baidu to invest 3 billion yuan to help Chinese SMEs

Twitter acquires mobile security start-up company

Black Friday Boasts $816 Million in U.S. Online Holiday Spending, Up 26 Percent vs. Year Ago

Best Black Friday Ever for Kindle Family: Kindle Sales Increase 4X Over Last Year

November 25, 2011

Daily News November 25, 2011

AT&T and Deutsche Telekom Continue to Pursue Sale of DT's U.S. Wireless Assets
Companies Withdraw FCC Applications; AT&T Expects to Recognize $4 Billion Charge; Companies Focus on Gaining DOJ Approval

AT&T to Book $4B Charge on T-Mobile Risks

Nokia applies for delisting from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

BNP Paribas Mobile, the first mobile banking offer in mainland France

Orange Money reaches 3 million customers and plans to extend its offer in cooperation with Western Union

European Commission Presses 16 States to Implement New EU Telecoms Rules

Gartner Says Indian Mobile Handset Sales To Reach 231 Million Units in 2012

China market: Third-party e-payment transaction generates over CNY564 billion in 3Q11

Alibaba Third-Quarter Profit 410 Million Yuan; In Line With Estimates

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Releases 35 National Standards for Public Review

Etisalat to install 1,000 BTS in 2012

PCCW Hong Kong IPO raises USD1.2bn, below original expectations

Vodafone chosen as European provider for Sony PlayStation Vita 3G

DOCOMO Again Earns Highest Marks in Customer-Satisfaction Study

NTT, NTT Com implement 100Gbps and 40Gbps plug-and-play field tests

November 24, 2011

Daily News November 24, 2011

AT&T/T-Mobile merger “not of public interest” says FCC

AT&T Comments on FCC Action

HTC cuts Q4 revenue growth forecast; shares tumble

First Mirasol-enabled device on sale in South Korea

Smartphone Health Applications Will Exceed $400 Million Annually by 2016

November 22, 2011

Daily News November 22, 2011

American Movil and AT&T Sign Strategic Accord to Expand Relationship, Deliver Advanced Solutions to Multinational Companies

Verizon has no objections to AT&T, T-Mobile merger

China Telcos Announce October 2011 Subscriber Totals

DoCoMo Plans to Boost Operating Profit While Curbing Spending, CFO Says

RIM adds two more NFC BlackBerrys

Japan gets NFC Expresspay test

NTT delves deeper into Europe

Denmark Planning 800Mhz Radio Spectrum Auction

MTS Profits Plunge on Foreign Exchange Losses

Telkom South Africa Revenues Drop on Regulatory Impacts

Japan mobile gaming firm Gree files lawsuit against rival DeNA

Facebook IPO: It's coming, but when?

November 21, 2011

Daily News November 21, 2011

US House of Representatives seeks to cage Chinese telecoms ‘gorilla’

Swedish Networks Set Up Mobile Payments Joint Venture

VimpelCom Plans Europe Stock Listing in Second Half of 2012, Lunder Says

China Mobile to Deploy 10-20K TD-LTE Base Stations in H1 2012

China Mobile says total subscribers rose to 638.89 million in October

Amazon may launch a smartphone in Q4 2012: report

Thailand may relax foreign ownership rules for the nation's telecom sector

Market Scale of China Mobile Internet Grows to 10.83 Billion Yuan in Q3 2011, Showing Huge Development Potential

Orange to host the MVNO Ortel Mobile on its network in France

Express from Sprint now available for $19.99, it’s a QWERTY candybar and 

Virgin Mobile Grants License to Operate MVNO in Mexico

Malaysia to Host Southeast Asia’s 1st TD-LTE 4G Experience Centre and Test Lab

Q3 2011 Market Scale of China Online Payment Reaches to 615.5 Billion Yuan

iTunes App Store Begins Accepting RMB Payment

November 18, 2011

Daily News November 18, 2011

Motorola Mobility Stockholders Approve Merger with Google

Telenor, Google to offer localized apps, direct billing

Press release - Apps get legs as Telenor introduces a global Android Market initiative

Telefonica Considers Asset Disposals to Cut Debt, Protect Dividend At Risk

AT&T in Talks to Carry Nokia Windows Phone

China Mobile says iPhone deal likely after 4G launch

NTT DOCOMO Subsidiary net mobile Partners with DeNA Subsidiary ngmoco to Expand Social Mobile Games Network Mobage

JG Summit Sells Stake in Philippines PLDT to NTT DoCoMo

November 17, 2011

Daily News November 17, 2011

Google launches music service

Google unveils enhanced Google Music service for Android, Web

Mobile NFC Gains Momentum as Operators Worldwide Pledge Support for SIM-based Solution

Global Mobile Connections To Reach Six Billion Milestone, With Asia Pacific Accounting For Half, Reports GSMA

Google: 200 million Android devices activated worldwide; 550,000 activations daily

Orange launches widest range of exclusive affordable phones with dedicated Facebook® functionality in Africa and Europe

Nokia to launch Windows tablet mid-2012: report

Huawei says focus has shifted fully to margin

Ericsson, Alcatel dominate LTE market: Dell'Oro

NEC and Deutsche Telekom Drive M2M Solutions across Europe

Strong demand for LTE prompts SKT to push up rollout plans

SFR 9M revenues down on VAT and MTR cuts

GVT 9M11 revenues jump 47%, driven by broadband sales

Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon Mobile Processors Across All Tiers of Smartphones and Tablets

Japan's Softbank to hard-launch LTE in early 2012

BT inaugurates commercial FTTH offering

NTT DoCoMo Still in Talks With Apple Over iPhone Launch

November 16, 2011

Daily News November 16, 2011

France Telecom-Orange and SFR announce agreement to deploy optical fiber beyond very dense areas

AM boosts Telmex stake to almost 93%

Gartner Says Sales of Mobile Devices Grew 5.6 Percent in Third Quarter of 2011; Smartphone Sales Increased 42 Percent

KPN Close to Selling Spanish MVNO to Vodafone

Bouygues: Nine-month 2011 results

Samsung’s New Secu-NFC Chip Enables Secure Mobile Payment by Enhancing NFC with Security Features

SingTel Launches E-Book Service

November 15, 2011

Daily News November 15, 2011

UK’s largest LTE trial network launches to explore the technology before national introduction

Telia’s LTE reaches 161 cities

Verizon Wireless to Launch 4G LTE Network across Greater Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday
America’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G Network to Debut November 17 in 22 New Communities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Hong Kong’s Office of the Telecommunications Authority, OFTA, invites bids for 2.3GHz wireless broadband licences

Greece Raises $523 Million from Radio Spectrum Sale

Qualcomm exec promises 'roadmap' with Nokia on Windows Phone devices

Sprint Launches New 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Plans, Delivering More Data at a Lower Price Than Competitors

New 4G LTE Tablet Available for AT&T Customers
Ultra-Thin and Lightweight Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Available Nov. 20 in AT&T Stores and Online. AT&T 4G LTE Expanding to Six New Markets, Total of 15 Nationwide

AT&T bundles an LTE Samsung GalaxyTab with a free smartphone

Google releases Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code

Kindle Fire Ships Today (Nov. 14), One Day Early

Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G Ship Tomorrow (Nov. 15), Six Days Early

HTC to unveil quad-core tablet in February

Telekom Austria Group Q3 revenues drop 6.2%; net income grows 32.5%

Vimpelcom Q3 revenues increase 116%; consolidated customers pass 200 million

China to Continue Using Two Contactless Payment Standards

Huawei buys Symantec stake in JV for $530 million

November 14, 2011

Daily News November 14, 2011

Telefonica Reports Q3 Loss on Sales Slide

Telefónica reports a 5,4% increase in revenue and 11.6% rise in free cash flow in the first nine months of the year

Telecom Italia Group: Board of Directors examines and approves Interim Financial Statements at 30 
September 201

Reliance Communications’ Earnings Drop 43%, Less Than Analysts’ Estimates

India's RCom in Exclusive Talks to Sell 50,000 Towers to Private Equity Groups

Qualcomm Acquires HaloIPT Team and its Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Technology

New in the Android Market: Updated PayPal Mobile App Featuring P2P NFC Capabilities

November 11, 2011

Daily News November 11, 2011

Adobe abandons work on Flash plug-in for mobile devices

Infonetics: Telecom Capex up 6% to $311B in 2011, Revenue up 8% to $1.86T, Driven by Mobile Broadband

Deutsche Telekom confirms its guidance for the full year 2011

Wi-LAN Claims Victory in LTE Patent Review

Google Drops Gmail Application for BlackBerry Smartphone

Apple releases iPhone battery drain software fix

China Telecom, Unicom under antitrust probe

Telefonica Brasil Reports Steady Rise in Revenues and Profits

Globe Telecom Unveils $790-Million Network Upgrade And IT Modernization

StarHub Q3 profit dips 8%

First Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging Trial Announced for London

November 10, 2011

Daily News November 10, 2011

China Telecom Plans to Offer Wireless Service in U.S. in 2012

Singtel's financial result of 2011.Q3, Resilient performance across the Group

SingTel Group’s mobile customer base expands to 424 million

AIS increases net profit by 26%

Google vows to support Android vendors in lawsuits

Barnes & Noble wants DOJ probe into Microsoft patent tactics

Huawei heads into fight with MS

American Express to Invest US$100 Million in Mobile Payments Suppliers

New in the Android Market: Updated PayPal Mobile App Featuring P2P NFC Capabilities

Cisco Q2 beats cautious Street view

Sina swings to Q3 loss, cautious on 2012 ad spend outlook

Tencent reports 13.6 percent rise in Q3 net profit

Smartphone and Tablet Adoption Expected to Drive 350% - Increase in Global Wi-Fi Hotspots by 2015

Softbank tops pile in net mobile gains in October, KDDI rises to second in Japan

NTT reports fall in second-quarter net income, but raises outlook on smartphone sales

Rakuten acquires e-book platform Kobo for $315M

November 9, 2011

Daily News November 9, 2011

India Internet users top 100 million

Solid first half for Vodafone Group prompts updated guidance on full-year operating profit

Greece's National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) has set for its auction of 900MHz, 1800MHz auction begins on 14 November, 2011

Swisscom deploys pilot LTE networks

Sony Ericsson says components shortage hits feature phones

AT&T to deploy LTE-Advanced in 2013

PCCW launching IPO tomorrow, say sources

Telecommunications observatory (mobile market) in France - September 30th, 2011 - provisional results (November 4th, 2011)

Taiwan to auction 4G spectrum in 2013

Huawei to Open Smartphone Design Centre in London

Telecom Capex Up 6% to $311 Billion in 2011

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

Gartner Says Worldwide Online Music Revenue from End-User Spending Is on Pace to Total $6.3 Billion in 2011

GSMA Announces NEW Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2012

November 8, 2011

Daily News November 8, 2011

New Windows Phones Hit Store Shelves Today, HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash, HTC Titan

France Telecom-Orange and Publicis Groupe decide to launch a venture-capital fund to boost development of the digital economy

B&N unveils $249 Nook Tablet, $99 Nook Touch, to offset Amazon

Motorola wins preliminary ban vs Apple in Germany

Verizon doubles data allowance in promotion

LG to spend more than 50% of capex on handsets next year

Apple security expert finds apps-software bug

Chile to get new regulator with greater powers; domestic long-distance charges ended

France Speeds Up Mobile Number Portability Processing

KT’s third quarter net profit falls amid lower interconnection revenues, new discount plans

SingTel ups direct stake in AIS by 2%

Here come Google+ Pages for business, at last

Telus grows revenues by 7%, helped by mobile, IPTV

November 7, 2011

Daily News November 14, 2011

TRAI proposes easing of M&A regulation

EU Commission probes Samsung, Apple over patents

Orange acquires a 34% minority interest in Skyrock’s web operations

Africa is world’s second most connected region by mobile subscriptions

Sprint Announces Pricing of $1 Billion of Notes Due 2021 and $3 Billion of Notes Due 2018

Bharti sees seventh straight profit drop as financing costs and forex losses bite

eAccess to launch LTE data services in March 2012 in Japan, report claims

Telecom Argentina Q3 net profit up 36%

November 4, 2011

Daily News November 4, 2011

Telefonica to Slash Handset Range Offered by its Networks

Telstra set for Indian excursion in early 2012

Everything Everywhere is Cutting 600 Jobs in the UK

Nokia adds ST-Ericsson as Windows Phone chipset supplier

Singapore made simple with SingTel deF!ND digital concierge
More than 150,000 local businesses and 7,000 hawker locations launches digital book library service

Oi teams with Fon to launch Wi-Fi project in Brazil

Qualcomm Posts Sharp Jump in Revenues and Profits

Filipino regulator cuts SMS interconnection rates

PLDT says 3Q net income down on weaker mobile revenue, strong peso

Bell launches LTE handsets, expands coverage to Halifax and Belleville

Turkcell Quarterly Profit Slips Slightly

TIM Brasil’s Q3 net income climbs 116%

DOCOMO reports 16% fall in Q2 profit, but raises outlook on strong demand for smartphones

DOCOMO Releases Medium-Term Vision 2015 “Shaping a Smart Life”

DOCOMO targets 30m LTE subs by 2015

Angry Birds tops 500 million downloads