December 28, 2012

Daily News December 28, 2012

Samsung aims to sell 510 million phones

Motorola Mobility Looking to Close French Office with 170 Job Losses

Samsung India has sold 10 million Galaxy devices

Samsung Seeks Ericsson Ban

ZTE officially unveils high-end Nubia Z5

December 26, 2012

Daily News December 26, 2012

China market: November mobile phone users grow to 1.104 billion, says MIIT

Asiacell Seeks $1.3 Billion in Top Mideast IPO Since 2008

NEC Establishes Branch Office in Myanmar

December 25, 2012

Daily News December 25, 2012

AT&T Receives FCC Approval for Acquisition of NextWave Wireless, Other WCS Transactions; Approval Sets the Stage for WCS Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Use

Nokia Siemens Networks Wins UK LTE Network Contract

Orange selects Ericsson for Managed Services in Switzerland

China market: 3Q12 mobile Internet user base grows to 489 million, says

Verizon responds to AT&T, adds 29 LTE markets

NEC signs mobile backhaul contract with Tele2 for expansion and upgrade across Europe and Russia

ZTE Avid 4G Adds to MetroPCS’s Lineup of Affordable LTE Phones

Huawei to go jumbo with 6.1-inch Ascend Mate

December 21, 2012

Daily News December 21, 2012

Deutsche Telekom finance chief to replace CEO Obermann

Deutsche Telekom defining succession early on and securing continuity

Ericsson Hit by $1.2 Billion Write Down of Subsidiary Company

Nokia to resume development of 10-inch Windows RT tablet, say Taiwan makers

Google sells Motorola TV set-top business for $2.35 billion

FCC: DISH must roll out 40% of its LTE network in four years

Samsung preps 5.5-inch flexible phone screen for CES demo

Nepal Considers Licensing Third Mobile Network Operator

Indosat selects Alca-Lu for mobile broadband boost

December 20, 2012

December 19, 2012

Daily News December 19, 2012

Telefonica transfers shares of Peru unit to LatAm co

Google Maps for iOS nabs 10M downloads in first two days
India's GSM Networks Lose 9.4 Million Customers in November

Ring in the Holidays with Sprint 4G LTE: Available in Six New Markets, Including Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Southern Puerto Rico

Contactless Payments in Europe Expand with MasterCard PayPass

Nokia Switches to Faster Memory Chips for Select Smartphones

Volvo teams with Ericsson on connected cars

December 18, 2012

Daily News December 18, 2012

Sprint to Acquire 100 Percent Ownership of Clearwire for $2.97 per Share

France concerned about Alcatel loan deal: paper

EU5 Smartphone Penetration Reaches 55 Percent in October 2012

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 3 Percent in 2012

MasterCard buys into NFC wallet provider C-Sam

Anatomy of the GALAXY Note II: A closer look

Bridge Loan for Sprint Acquisition

Boingo to Provide Global Roaming and Data Offload Solutions for NTT DOCOMO

December 17, 2012

Daily News December 17, 2012

Exclusive: Softbank caps how much Sprint can pay for Clearwire

New global telecoms treaty agreed in Dubai

MIIT to tighten app regulations

China Warns Europe Against Imposing Sanctions on Huawei and ZTE

Huawei Cutting 100 Jobs from US Infrastructure Division

KPN Scraps Dividend to Finance Purchase of Web Spectrum

Orange Spain acquires Simyo

Dutch 4G frequency auction raises more than expected

SKT hits target of seven million LTE subscribers by end-2012

Hello Axiata to buy Smart Mobile

December 14, 2012

Daily News December 14, 2012

Sprint offers $2.1 billion to buy rest of Clearwire

BT joins UK LTE spectrum auction as doubts surface over £3.5B target

Bouygues Telecom sues Free Mobile over smears and 'unfair competition'

Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market, Led by Samsung and Apple, Grew 27.1% in the Third Quarter, According to IDC

Galaxy Note III rumored to feature a 6.3-inch AMOLED Display

Press Release: Mobile VoIP Users to Reach 1 Billion by 2017, or One in Seven Mobile Subscribers

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Sales to Reach $311 Billion in 2013, a 4.5 Percent Increase from 2012

Worldwide Smart Meter Shipments Surpass 15.4 Million Units in 3Q 2012, According to IDC Energy Insights

December 13, 2012

Daily News December 13, 2012

European Commission Approves Acquisition of Orange Austria by Hutchison 3G

Sprint Nextel in Talks to Take Full Ownership of Clearwire

Half of Smartphones Sold in 2017 Will Be Priced Below US$150

UK makes next move toward 4G

Ofcom welcomes applications for 4G auction

Moody's: Vodafone Has Stronger Credit Profile Than Telefonica and Telecom Italia

1800 MHz is the most widely used band for 4G/LTE systems deployments worldwide

Apple could make bid for map firm TomTom, analyst says

TeliaSonera to Receive $525 Million from Kazakhstan Listing

Verizon sells Samsung Galaxy Camera on December 13 for $550

Vodacom Deploys 500th LTE Enabled Base Station

First Ericsson LTE network built in Africa

Maxis allocates $164m for LTE rollout

December 12, 2012

Daily News December 12, 2012

Spanish Mobile Operators Launch Nationwide Joyn Services

Ericsson: Ericsson starts negotiations on ownership of ST-Ericsson

STMicro to quit ST-Ericsson mobile chip venture

Huawei Announces EUR 70 Million Investment in R&D in Finland

KPN Close to Sale of Spanish MVNO

Motorola Mobility to leave South Korea, cut jobs

North America: LTE Adds 19 Million Subscriptions Year-over-Year at 3Q 2012

AT&T opens four new LTE markets, covers 160 million

Telecom New Zealand Starts LTE Trials

Telecom NZ launches flat-rate data roaming

China Mobile launches mobile TV in HK

Intel says on track to launch smaller mobile chips

U.S. Online Holiday Spending Approaches $27 Billion for First 37 Days of the November-December Shopping Season, up 13 Percent vs. Last Year

December 10, 2012

Daily News December 10, 2012

Deutsche Telekom invests almost EUR 30 billion over three years in the future of telecommunications

T-Mobile USA plans to ditch phone subsidies, sell iPhone in 2013

NTT Docomo loses record 40,800 subscribers in Nov, as iPhone gains

Amazon Launches Brazil Kindle Store and Free Portuguese Kindle Reading Apps for Android Phones and Tablets, iPads and iPhones—R$299 Kindle Available in the Coming Weeks

Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G comes to MetroPCS for $169

December 7, 2012

Daily News December 7, 2012

Deutsche Telekom Said to Weigh More Job Cuts in Germany

China Mobile to develop own-brand smartphones

Nokia announces its first Windows Phone 8 in China and the new Lumia 620

Nokia’s ‘affordable’ Lumia 620 comes with NFC

A closer look at Xperia E

AT&T raises 2012 smartphone sales target

Qualcomm Atheros Introduces Ultra-Low Power Near Field Communication Chip for Mobile Devices

TeliaSonera Chairman to Retire Next April

U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion for First 32 Days of the November-December Shopping Season, up 14 Percent vs. Last Year

December 6, 2012

Daily News December 6, 2012

Nokia announces its first Windows Phone 8 in China and the new Lumia 620

IDC Raises Tablet Forecast for 2012 and Beyond As iOS Picks Up Steam, Android Gains Traction, and Windows Finally Enters the Market

Qualcomm Technologies Expands Line of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processors with
Quad-Core CPUs for High-Volume Smartphones

Optus planning to deploy TD-LTE infrastructure in Canberra next year

China Mobile readying TD-LTE for Hong-Kong

Nokia Siemens Networks Jumps Up the LTE Infrastructure Sales Rankings

MetroPCS expands joyn messaging service to more smartphones

Nokia Sells its Head Office Building

Samsung Names Lee as Vice Chairman in Succession Plan

DOCOMO to Launch Global M2M Platform

December 5, 2012

Daily News December 5, 2012

Worldwide Mobile Phone Growth Expected to Drop to 1.4% in 2012 Despite Continued Growth Of Smartphones, According to IDC

Telefonica Moving Closer to Stock Market Listing for Latin American Networks

Analyst: AT&T to launch LTE Advanced in second half of 2013

U.S. Cellular testing VoLTE, will launch 'at some point in the future'

Qualcomm Rides Wireless Wave to Take Third Place in Global Semiconductor Market in 2012

Ofcom, Latest customer service satisfaction levels revealed

iPhone 5 snags 100,000 preorders through China Unicom

China Unicom Expects to Sell 140 Million 3G Phones in 2013

Nokia Siemens to close German services unit: sources

Sharp, Capital Alliance with Qualcomm, Inc. and Display Technology Development Agreement with its Subsidiary Pixtronix, Inc.

December 4, 2012

Daily News December 4, 2012

Ericsson seeks U.S. import ban on Samsung products

Nokia Siemens to sell optical networks unit

Nokia Siemens Networks Closing Factory in Germany

iPhone 5 Arrives in South Korea & More Than 50 Additional Countries in December

[Orange press release] Today, Orange announced the first 4G offer for its corporate customers, and will launch its 4G offers for the wider public in February 2013

ITU members define a new era for ITU’s standards sector

Vatican unveils Pope's Twitter handle: @pontifex

December 3, 2012

Daily News December 3, 2012

Bharti Airtel May Bid for South African Network

Telefonica and MasterCard partner to offer mobile payments in Brazil

T-Mobile USA Completes $2.4 Billion Towers Sale to Crown Castle
T-Mobile USA closes deal with Crown Castle

Zain Names Former Wataniya CEO As New Group CEO

comScore Reports October 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

November 30, 2012

Daily News November 30, 2012

T-Mobile May Announce US Deal for Apple's iPhone Next Week

Glo Mobile—22.0m subscriptionsCellular Penetration in Africa Expected to Surpass 80% in 1Q-2013 

Microsoft Surface With Windows Pro to Go on Sale in January

Swisscom Launches its LTE Network in Switzerland

Tele2 Estonia launches LTE

DOCOMO to Establish Wholly Owned Subsidiary in Singapore
— Will Provide Communication Services to Local Japanese —

November 29, 2012

Daily News November 29, 2012

China's tablet market grows 63 percent in third quarter; Apple is king

Spanish Mobile Operators Launch Nationwide Joyn Services

Vivendi's SFR telecom unit to cut 856 jobs

Italian tax police probe Google Italy again

Germany Regulator to Lower Mobile Voice Termination Rates

ZTE trials eSRVCC VoLTE in Hong Kong

Brazil to get NFC in 2013

Worldwide Kindle Device Sales More Than Double Last Year’s Record Over Holiday Shopping Weekend

November 28, 2012

Daily News November 28, 2012

Ericsson takes action for fair and reasonable patent licensing

MegaFon IPO Said to Be Oversubscribed at Low End of Range

India's Tata Closing CDMA Network in Three Circles

Telecom Italia picks Gemalto NFC

Microsoft sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in month: executive

November 27, 2012

Daily News November 27, 2012

today, Orange announced the first 4G offer for its corporate customers, and will launch its 4G offers for the wider public in February 2013

Lenovo Expected to Become China's Largest Smartphone Vendor in 2013

China Unicom and China Merchants Bank launch NFC in Shanghai

South Korean LTE Subscriber Base Reaches 22% of Mobile Users

Samsung announces Galaxy Note II has moved 5 million units worldwide

Sprint 4G LTE Lights Up in 11 New Cities and Counties in Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

Zain Launches LTE Services in Kuwait

November 26, 2012

Daily News November 26, 2012

Orange launches smartphone app for free calls, texts

Orange launches ‘Libon’ an all-in-one communication app: free HD calls, messaging and personalized visual voicemail

Black Friday Billion: Kick-Off to Brick-and-Mortar Shopping Season Surges Past $1 Billion in E-Commerce Spending for the First Time

Orange Bets Spain Bargains Will Beat Telefonica

Telekom Austria Weighs Eastern Europe Spinoff, WiBlatt Reports

NFC will Come Out of the Trial Phase in 2013 as 285 Million Enabled Devices are Expected to be Shipped

November 22, 2012

Daily News November 22, 2012

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to surpass that of notebooks in 2013

Smartphones Set to Overtake Feature Phones in Flash Memory Consumption Next Year

Samsung to ship more than 60M smartphones in Q4, says analyst

China Mobile Looking to Sell 100 Million Phones in 2013
Cosmote launches first LTE network in Greece

HP Hit by $8.8 Billion Write-Down - Alleges Fraud by Subsidiary

Motorola Mobility and China Mobile Blow Your Mind With Motorola MT788: Intel Inside® and Speed Up to 2GHz

November 21, 2012

November 20, 2012

Daily News November 20, 2012

Telefonica Sees No Need for Share Sale of British Unit

Telefonica keen to retain TI stake despite Sawiris stake scheme

U.S. Cellular offers unlimited 4G LTE plan...for now

USA and Mexico to Co-Operate in Curbing Mobile Phone Theft

Apple approves 1 millionth iOS app, tracker says

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE model

O2 Ireland to start work on 4G rollout in first half of 2013

Cisco to buy cloud-networking start-up Meraki for $1.2 billion

November 19, 2012

Daily News November 19, 2012

France Telecom May Sell Stake in UK Joint Venture to Private Investors

Nokia Siemens Networks and Samsung Stand Out in Stabilizing Q3 2012 Wireless Infrastructure Market

China market: Over 49 million smartphones sold in 3Q12, says Analysys
Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China
Rumor: China Telecom to Shift 2G Handset Subsidies to 3G

Google Nexus 7 on AT&T network sold out

Ruckus Wireless prices IPO at high end of range: market source

Researchers Find Way to Boost Wi-Fi Performance 400-700 Percent

DOCOMO Develops World’s First Small-cell Base Station for 3G and LTE

November 16, 2012

Daily News November 16, 2012

KPN Raises $500 Million From Sale of 2,000 German Towers to American Tower

India's GSM Spectrum Auction Concludes After Just Two Days

Telefonica launches Microsoft video platform

BlackBerry Messenger to Support Voice Calls over Wi-Fi

Qualcomm Atheros and Cisco Announce Indoor Location Technology Collaboration

Ericsson's charging and billing solutions serve 2 billion subscriptions worldwide

Russia's MTS Sees Profits Jump on Lower Costs and Currency Gains

AM Launches Mexico's First Commercial LTE Network with Huawei

Vodacom Using Satellite for Backhaul Services

Amazon Cloud Drive Comes to Japan

November 15, 2012

Daily News November 15, 2012

Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Declined 3 Percent in Third
Quarter of 2012; Smartphone Sales Increased 47 Percent

Visa officially launches its digital wallet

GSA confirms 1800 MHz as the most popular LTE band; LTE1800 used in over 37%
of networks

Nokia Buys Earthmine for 3-D Ability in Map Fight With Apple

Verizon will offer free WP8 phone by end of year

SingTel, Resilient performance across the Group in the second quarter

Texas Instruments to cut 1,700 jobs to reduce costs

Intel, Qualcomm in talks to invest up to $300 million in Sharp: Jiji

ASUS VivoTab RT Windows 8 Tablet Available on AT&T's 4G LTE Network Beginning Nov. 16|mobile-devices

VimpelCom Quarterly Profits Nearly Triple to $538 Million

Verizon and HTC's latest twist: The $199 Droid DNA

ZTE's Sprint Flash launches, has 12-megapixel camera

November 14, 2012

Daily News November 14, 2012

Verizon Wireless Announces $8.5 Billion in Distributions to Verizon and
Vodafone by Year-End 2012
Verizon Wireless Pays Another Big Dividend, Avoids a Tax Hike

Vodafone announces results for the six months ended 30 September 2012

[PDF]Vodafone announces results for the six months ended 30 September 2012

Cisco Profit Exceeds Estimates as Price Cuts Spur Sales

Telecom Italia Confirms Investment Offer from Egypt's Naguib Sawiris

Africa's Mobile Subscriber Base to Cross 750 Million Mark by Year End

France Sees Fastest Mobile Subscriber Growth Rate in a Decade

Google、Nexus 4とNexus 10を発売 Nexus 7のAndroid 4.2アップデートも
AT&T Puts Hefty $499 Price Tag on Samsung’s Android-Based Galaxy Camera

NFC Forum publishes NFC Controller Interface specification

Vodacom Posts Sharp Rise in First Half Profits

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II blasts off to Verizon 

November 13, 2012

Daily News November 13, 2012

Microsoft's Surface tablet has "modest" start: Ballmer

RIM to introduce new BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30

DTAC Aiming to Offer Both 3G and 4G Services

Telus Reports Stable Rise in Revenues and Profits

November 12, 2012

Daily News November 12, 2012

MegaFon Is Said to Resume Marketing for $2 Billion IPO This Week

MegaFon Posts Strong Increases in Revenues and Profits

HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute

China Unicom expects to start selling iPhone 5 by year-end

T-Mobile USA loses 492,000 contract customers in Q3

Gartner Says PC Market in Western Europe Declined 15 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2012

November 9, 2012

Daily News November 9, 2012

Deutsche Telekom reports stable development in operations in the third quarter of 2012 at the same time as a considerable book loss

Samsung Galaxy S3 Becomes World's Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q3 2012

Sprint to Acquire Spectrum and Customers in the Midwest from U.S. Cellular for $480 Million

Telcel partners with Ericsson for 4G/LTE launch in Mexico

AT&T to Invest $14 Billion to Significantly Expand Wireless and Wireline Broadband Networks, Support Future IP Data Growth and New Services|consumer

China Mobile Hong Kong’s LTE goes dual-mode FDD/TDD in December

Ericsson demos LTE Advanced for TDD using Carrier Aggregation

Telefonica Brasil’s Q3 net profit slumps 29.8%

Now in the Store: Angry Birds Space

Lenovo Profit Rises 13% as Share Overtakes Hewlett-Packard

November 8, 2012

Daily News November 8, 2012

Telefónica’s net profit to September up by 26.4% at 3,455 million euros

[Presentation]Telefonica, Results January-September 2012

Five left in India's 1800-MHz auction

Gartner Says 821 Million Smart Devices Will Be Purchased Worldwide in 2012;
Sales to Rise to 1.2 Billion in 2013
Gartner: Smartphone, tablet sales to top 1.2B in 2013

Smartphones Overtake Laptops for Wi-Fi Hotspot Usage

Apple adds Android 4.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 to Samsung lawsuit

Philippine Companies Given 5 Years to Comply With Foreign Shareholding Rules

Telefonica O2 Germany Posts First Financial Results Since Listing

Belgacom introduces commercial 4G services

PLDT reports flat Q3 on rising costs