January 31, 2012

Daily News January 31, 2012

T-Mobile UK “Full Monty” plan offers true unlimited voice, calls, data,

Apple Could Sell 40M iPhones In China In 2013, Analyst Says

Rumor: China Telecom, Apple Reach iPhone 4S Agreement

Create, Capture And Share In New Ways With The SAMSUNG Galaxy Note, Available From AT&T Feb. 19

January 30, 2012

Daily News January 30, 2012

Samsung Electronics Announces Fourth Quarter & FY 2011 Results on
- Achieves full year net income of 13.73 trillion won on sales of 165 trillion won
- 4Q consolidated revenues reach 47.3 trillion won, operating profit of 5.3 trillion won

Apple Regains Smartphone Lead From Samsung

Samsung ships 31-36M smartphones in Q4 2011. Loses top smartphone maker spot
to Apple

Nokia still top vendor as global handset shipments reached 1.6 billion in

SFR chief blames Orange for enabling Free Mobile's low-cost service

French telco regulator to inspect Free's network

New research: Global surge in smartphone usage, UK sees biggest jump with
15% increase
(PDF)Mobile Internet & Smartphone Adoption

Intel to Acquire Patents from RealNetworks

Facebook to file IPO documents as soon as Wednesday: report

DoCoMo to ask for changes in Android -Nikkei

NTT DOCOMO, 3Q FY2011 Earnings Release

DoCoMo’s Q3 net profit slumps 29%; plans JPY160bn spend by 2015 to
strengthen network

Japan's KDDI net profit falls 17%

Nintendo to Bring Online Game Network, NFC to New Wii

Microsoft and Asus may be working on Kinect-enabled Windows 8 laptops

January 27, 2012

Daily News January 27, 2012

Nokia reports huge EUR 1 billion Q4 loss, says over 1 million Lumia phones

Nokia Q4 2011 net sales EUR 10.0 billion, non-IFRS EPS EUR 0.06 (reported EPS EUR -0.29) Nokia 2011 net sales EUR 38.7 billion, non-IFRS EPS EUR 0.29 (reported EPS EUR -0.31)

Apple's Gain Is ATT's Pain

Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $20.9 Billion in Second Quarter

Motorola Mobility Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results
The European Commission proposes a comprehensive reform of data protection
rules to increase users' control of their data and to cut costs for

AT&T Reportedly To Launch Nokia Lumia 900 For $99.99

Samsung Galaxy Nexus now just $99.99 from Amazon

January 26, 2012

Daily News January 26, 2012

Nokia hits 1.5 billion sales of revolutionary Series 40 mobile phones

Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale extend successful 4G LTE trial

Ericsson takes hit in 4Q but full year bounces back

Apple Pips Android to the Top Slot in the USA

LG Electronics Rises on Optimism of Profits From Handsets: Seoul Mover


Motorola Solutions Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Financial Results

Take that, Apple. Dutch court cool with Samsung Tab design

Sawiris targets 25% Telekom stake through Pecik partnership

January 25, 2012

Daily News January 25, 2012

Apple Reports First Quarter Results, Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings Ever, All-Time Record iPhone, iPad and Mac Sales

Verizon Reports Record Revenue Growth in 4Q, Fueled by Strong Demand for Wireless, FiOS and Strategic Services

Verizon's iPhone, LTE activations soar in Q4

Verizon forecast disappoints, shares down

Orange to Offer Free Access to Wikipedia's Mobile Website
Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation partner to offer Wikipedia in Africa and the Middle East at no extra cost

KPN Profits Slump on Impairment Charges

Gartner Says Apple Became the Top Semiconductor Customer in 2011

Yahoo revenue slips in Q4

Etisalat: “We went to LTE to be prepared ? before the traffic comes”

STMicro Q4 Revs Light; Loss Smaller Than Forecast; Shrs Up

ST-Ericsson Posts Deeper Losses on Lower Sales

STMicroelectronics Predicts Sales Decline

Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in the UK in June

Tablet ownership nearly doubled during the holidays

YouTube surpasses 4 billion video views per day

January 24, 2012

Daily News January 24, 2012

AT&T, T-Mobile file request for AWS spectrum transfer

Telefónica boosts cloud capabilities with strategic investment in Joyent, Inc.

Nokia Siemens secures 1.2 billion euro loan: source

Ofcom outlines spectrum plans during Olympics

KT inks LTE rollout deal with NSN

Carl Icahn acquires USD300m LightSquared debt; is troubled LTE start-up close to collapse?

Nokia Lumia Sales Seen Topping 1 Million Since Debut in Respite for Stock

Anatel launches consultation on 450MHz, 2.5GHz spectrum tenders

Bharti Airtel extends managed services deal with NSN for five years

Vodafone moves closer to Indian IPO
Source claims earliest a listing could take place is start of 2013.

AT&T’s Pantech Element and Burst with LTE available now

Telco Pay-TV Subscribers Approaching 100 Million

January 23, 2012

Daily News January 23, 2012

PayPal Will Expand In-Store Payments

Europe to issue tough new data-protection rules soon

Windows Phone Marketplace passes 60,000 published apps

T-Mobile USA Could Raise Up to $3 Billion from Towers Sale

Samsung Galaxy S II sales surpass 5 million units in South Korea

Quad-core LG X3 phone may debut with Android 4.0 at MWC next month

LG Optimus Net Dual Sim (P698) launched in India

Amazon setting up first "fulfillment center" in India

Deutsche Telekom and Lattelecom Set up a New Telecommunications Route
between Western Europe and Russia via the Baltic States

ASSC-1, Huawei Marine Networks team up for Perth to Singapore cable

ZTE and Ericsson Settle Patent Lawsuit

First ZTE Windows Phone arrives in UK

PLDT agrees to pay Digitel minority shareholders PHP600m; raises stake to

iResearch Released Data of China E-commerce Market in 2011

China market: Third-party e-payment services generate over CNY2.203 trillion
in 2011

2011 Top Twenty Internet Brands in China

iResearch released Data of China Internet Advertising and Search Engine
Market in 2011

Softbank - Issue of the 38th Unsecured Straight Corporate Bond

January 20, 2012

Daily News January 20, 2012

Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad
New iBooks Author Lets Anyone Create Stunning iBooks Textbooks

Apple's Market Cap Hits $400 Billion; Shares At New High

EU to decide on Google, Motorola Mobility deal Feb 13

Smart ‘LTE-ready’ by mid-2012

Verizon Wireless LTE Network Coverage Expanded to Over 200 Million People

China's MIIT Announces December 2011 Telecom Statistics

Sina Microblog to Launch Paid Service

Microsoft charges partners $20-$30 per Windows Phone license according to ZTE
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results

Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $20.9 Billion in Second Quarter
Vimpelcom abandons mobile TV project

Accenture and NTT DOCOMO to Offer Remote Testing for Smartphone Content

January 19, 2012

Daily News January 19, 2012

IMT-Advanced standards announced for next-generation mobile technology
Specifications for ITU-R recommendation agreed by Radio Assembly

Exclusive: EU moves early on Google antitrust probe


Huawei to deploy TD-LTE network for Zoda Fones

AT&T Raising Monthly Data Plan Prices, but Throwing in More Data

China Ends 2011 With 128 Million 3G Subscribers

Everything Everywhere mulling brand revamp?

Fitch: Teliasonera Is Currently A Safer Credit Than Telenor

Verizon drops price of Motorola DROID RAZR to $199.99

China Accounts for 32% of Qualcomm Revenue

Chinese banks support RCom with US$1.2B financing

Rumor: Sina to Launch Smartphone in 2012

Samsung may have teased Galaxy S3 at CES 2012

More US Consumers Choosing Smartphones as Apple Closes the Gap on Android

eBay Q4 Tops Estimates; But Q1 Outlook Comes In Light

Pakistan dates 3G auction for March 29

Subtel launches MNP, 1,190 ports in first day

International VoIP licensing by April, says BTRC

January 18, 2012

Daily News January 18, 2012

Clearwire to Collaborate with China Mobile on TD-LTE Device Testing

Apple files new design lawsuit against Samsung in Germany

Global Cellular M2M Connectivity Services Market to Rise to $35 Billion by 2016, Led by Automotive Telematics and Smart Energy

China Telecom Targets Sales of 45 Mln Smartphones in 2012

Microsoft said to be strong-arming Pantech into patent licensing deal for Android devices

Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang resigns

RIM reportedly prepping two new PlayBook tablets for 2012
Video - DoCoMo CEO outlines LTE growth strategy

Nokia: India’s most trusted brand

ZTE sees China, U.S. key smartphone markets

M1 Limited reports 4.5% rise in 2011 net income

Samsung Galaxy Note may be launched by Verizon and Sprint as the Galaxy

ARROWS μ F-07D: Fujitsu’s Android Phone Is Waterproof And 6.7mm Thin,
Comes With 4-Inch OLED

World’s Smallest Wireless Transceivers that have full coverage of the
60-GHz band - NTT

January 17, 2012

Daily News January 17, 2012

Hutchison Whampoa to Buy Orange in Austria

Samsung Group to make record investment in 2012

Swedish Networks Agree on Single Standard for Mobile Payment Services

LTE smartphones to account for 4-5% global shipments in 2012

China government not expected to issue TD-LTE operating license for the time

Nokia sells 350 wireless patents to Sisvel

MegaFon CEO to Step Down Later This Year

Orange enters into strategic partnership with TCL, the leading Chinese TV manufacturer, to launch the Orange portal on all new TCL smart TVs in Europe

China Mobile Starts Work on World's Largest Call Centre

KDDI launches NFC in Japan
ARM's secret to success: Not doing things the Intel way

January 16, 2012

Daily News January 16, 2012

Sosh launches its new range of price plans from EUR 9.90 per month

Spanish Networks Collaborate on Launching RCS-e Services

Apple Lists Suppliers for First Time Amid Criticism of Working Conditions

Supplier Responsibility at Apple

U.S. trade judge: Motorola does not infringe Apple

FTC Said to Expand Antitrust Probe of Google to Social Networking Service

IPad 3 Said to Have High-Def Screen, LTE Access

PayPal doubles m-payment target for 2012 to USD 7 bln

Apple’s Flagship Beijing Store Pelted With Eggs as IPhone 4S Debut Delayed

January 13, 2012

Daily News January 13, 2012

UK Regulator Issues Another Consultation on its 4G License Auction

Everything Everywhere to auction 1800MHz spectrum

U.K. Won’t Reserve Spectrum for Everything Everywhere in Frequency Auction

LG in talks on phone partnerships: executive

AIS aims to start LTE trials on Jan 31

ZTE promises LTE smartphones and tablets for U.S. market in 2012

Microsoft and LG Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome OS Based Devices

Spanish banks prepare Barcelona and Madrid for mobile payments

Fujitsu Seeking Way Into Crowded U.S. Smartphone Market

Ericsson Completes US$1.15 Billion Takeover of Telcordia

Telenor Chooses Verizon Global Wholesale to Serve Norwegian-Based Multinational Enterprises

Using NFC technology to make your life easier: Xperia SmartTags

DoCoMo tops table for net gains in December – breaks 21-month duck

BSNL to outsource tower operations

January 12, 2012

Daily News January 12, 2012

Intel plays smartphone, tablet catch-up at CES 2012

Hands on with Intel’s Medfield Android phone

Lenovo debuts Intel-powered K800 smartphone

Intel: Lenovo Android tablet soon, Windows 8 later

Lenovo K800 Intel Medfield phone hands on

Intel ties up with Motorola on Android devices

CES Live: FCC Chair Genachowski Wants Ubiquitous Broadband

China's Internet users breach half billion mark

Gartner says PC shipments declined 1.4 percent in Q4

Samsung will focus more on profit than handset volume

Nokia Could Sell 37 Million Windows Phones This Year

Sony Music Service Coming to iPhones

T-Mobile eyes new strategy, may sell towers

China Mobile App Store Users Reach 149 Mln

China Telecom Sells Over 16 Mln Smartphones in 2011

Sony Ericsson Asks Game Maker The9 to Manage Its App Store in China

Sony unveils Xperia NFC phones and tags

NFC-support in new Xperia™ devices

Kodak Sues Apple, HTC For Patent Infringement

January 11, 2012

Daily News January 11, 2012

Iliad’s odyssey underway as Free Mobile finally launches

Sony Ericsson Gets Rebranded To Sony Mobile Communications

Samsung confident of outselling Nokia in 2012

Deutshce Telekom and Groupon Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Local Commerce Offerings Across Europe

International Call Traffic Growth Slows as Skype’s Volumes Soar

Orange UK Launches Own Brand Android Tablet

France Telecom offers USD 900 million in 30-year notes

Qualcomm Works with Microsoft to Deliver Snapdragon S4 Processors with LTE Connectivity for Windows 8

LG Spectrum gets official for Verizon, launching January 19th for $199

Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab 7.7 in US with Verizon

Sprint intros Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper LTE Android smartphones

Visa Certifies Smartphones for Use as Visa Mobile Payment Devices

CES: Pantech Element, The Waterproof Android Tablet

Royal KPN switches on 500Mbps fibre service

Telefonica-Vivo boosts 3G coverage to over 2,500 municipalities by end-11

Verizon demos NFC for retailers

Maroc Telecom begins Morocco-Spain cable laying

Viettel overseas revenue more than doubled in 2011

NEC Demonstrates First Terabit/s Superchannel Transmission over 10,000km

January 10, 2012

Daily News January 10, 2012

Xperia ion revealed first LTE smartphone from Sony available exclusively 

First impressions of Xperia ion

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Unveil Thinnest and Most Powerful 4G LTE Qwerty Smartphone: DROID 4 by Motorola

CES: Nokia Lumia 900, gorgeous and 4G fast, comes to AT&T

Samsung Shows Off 7.7-Inch LTE Tablet and More of That “Phablet”

Google picks up 200 more patents from IBM

Apple to ship 'iPad 3' in March, 'iPad 4' in October, say Taiwan component

Nokia buys Norwegian startup Smarterphone for low-end push

PayPal tests in-store payments with Home Depot

Apple CEO Cook received stock award worth $376 million
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Announce New Additions to DROID Family at CES

Huawei unveils "slimmest" smartphone

January 6, 2012

Daily News January 6, 2012

China Telecom May Expand to France, Germany Following U.K. Entry This Year

49 Commercial LTE Networks Confirmed by GSA

AT&T Rolls Out 4G LTE to Customers in 11 More Markets
AT&T 4G LTE Now Available in 26 Markets Including NYC Metro, San Francisco, Los Angeles. AT&T's Blazing Fast 4G Speeds, Device Lineup, Apps Will Make for Best Customer Mobile Broadband Experience

Sprint Announces First Major Markets to Receive 4G LTE in 2012

Apple May Have Sold 35 Million iPhones In Dec. Qtr, BTIG Says

Samsung estimates record Q4 profit on strong smartphones

Nokia May Name F-Secure Founder As New Chairman

Vodafone, Orange and Movistar probed by Spanish antitrust authority

FT Orange readies launch of Hotspot 2.0 services

China Unicom Releases Eight Low-cost 3G Smartphones

Samsung announces the affordable Galaxy M with a Super AMOLED display

Verizon to launch 1.5GHz dual-core LG Spectrum on January 19th, report claims

Motorola Mobility Introduces Two Stylish Smartphones That Break Boundaries, but Won’t Break the Bank

Apple hires Adobe officer to lead iAd: report

MetroPCS, Leap Decline After Subscriber Data Miss Estimates

Zynga releases first mobile game since IPO

Gartner lowers global IT spending forecast for 2012

Porsche BlackBerry NFC phone arrives at Harrods

January 5, 2012

Daily News January 5, 2012

China Telecom (Europe) selects Everything Everywhere as UK MVNO partner

iPhone 4S Arrives in China on January 13

Unicom to commence iPhone 4S sales this week: reports

Verizon mobile margins fall on strong iPhone sales

Verizon activates 4.2M iPhones in Q4, warns of margin decline

iPad Hits Three Billion Downloads in Just One Year, Still Outgunning Android Tablets

Yahoo names PayPal's Thompson as new CEO

Microsoft, Nokia pour $200M into Windows Phone push, report says

MTN Confirms $1 Billion Nigerian Network Investment in 2012

Latvian quartet bag 2600MHz spectrum in PUC auction

Kyobo, Korea’s Largest Bookseller, and Qualcomm Introduce Kyobo-Branded Color E-reader Featuring Qualcomm’s mirasol Display Technology

U.S. Online Holiday Shopping Season Reaches Record $37.2 Billion for November-December Period, Up 15 Percent vs. Year Ago

January 4, 2012

Daily News January 4, 2012

KT finally begins introduction of commercial LTE services

Orange to Offer LTE Services in France in 2013

T-Mobile Hungary launches LTE network in Budapest

Armenia’s VivaCell-MTS switches on 4G/LTE network

Half a Million TD-LTE Base Stations Will be Deployed by 2016

Australian Telcos May Have to Pay $1.4 Billion to Renew Licenses

OFTA consults on spare LTE spectrum auction

Verizon Wireless Cancels $2 ‘Convenience Fee’ After Backlash

T-Mobile, H3G to share 3G networks from July 2012

Deutsche Telekom pays $95M to settle bribery case

KPN CFO Smits-Nusteling Quits Over Governance

Chile Bans SIM Locking of Mobile Phones

AT&T to pay TiVo to settle litigation

Amazon customers purchased millions of Kindle Fires and millions of Kindle

HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel 4G LTE Windows Phones will arrive in the US
in early 2012

Pantech Android tablet with LTE to be launched by AT&T next year

Facebook’s 300m app users

HP Tried to Recover $1.2 Billion Investment in Palm Through Sale

Sprint gives LightSquared 30 more days to get FCC nod

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

RIM Offering All PlayBooks For $299

Samsung ships 1 million Galaxy Note units and confirms U.S. launch

Intel Begins Shipping New Atom Processors for Netbooks

LG and Intel to show off Medfield powered smartphone at CES

Telekom Malaysia Plans $944 Million CAPEX in 2012

Malaysia-Indonesia cable goes live