March 30, 2012

Daily News March 30, 2012

Smartphones Account for Half of all Mobile Phones, Dominate New Phone Purchases in the US
US Cellular Launches LTE Services Through Partner Network

M-Tel launches LTE network in Bulgaria, expands partnership with Ericsson

New Mexico and Texas to get superfast 4G LTE services for the first time thanks to PVT supported by Alcatel-Lucent

LTE Small Cell Shipments will Surpass LTE Macro Base Station Shipments in 2014

An EU Cybercrime Centre to fight online criminals and protect e-consumers

Apple, Foxconn pledge to revamp worker conditions

Smartphone Shipments will Eclipse all other Handset Shipments Combined by 2016

How to control access to apps on your kid’s Windows Phone

Orange Business Services signs five-year, over $100 million telecoms outsourcing contract renewal with JTI

March 29, 2012

Daily News March 29, 2012

Marketplace arrives in 13 new countries

Apple Will Maintain Tablet Market Dominance in the Short Term, Low Cost Segment to Take 60% by 2016

MetroPCS counts 500,000 LTE customers, hunts for more spectrum

Telenor seeking $14b in damages from India

Indian regulator against refunds for cancelled 2G licences

GALAXY Note Reaches 5 Million Sales

Apple proposes refunds for Australian customers unhappy with '4G' iPad

Nearly 1 Billion Smart Connected Devices Shipped in 2011 with Shipments Expected to Double by 2016, According to IDC

Mobile Industry Lost over $58 billion in Revenue in 2011 due to Inadequate Billing Systems

Corporate Types Are iPad-Crazy, Survey Finds

Apple's Newsstand raking in $70K a day, study says$70k-a-day-study-says/

Sprint Nextel's CEO Salary Jumped Nearly a Third in 2011

March 28, 2012

Daily News March 28, 2012

U.S. willing to share airwaves with commercial users

Orange may block Free roaming traffic to ease peak-time congestion

Gartner Says India Mobile Services Market to Reach US$30 Billion in 2016

Verizon unveils LG Lucid midrange LTE Android phone

Australia regulator says Apple misleading consumers on iPad

Orange and Lexis Numérique take interactive fiction to the next level with Alt-Minds

ZTE Wins Telenor Pakistan Infrastructure Update Project

Apple supplier Hon Hai to take 11 percent stake in Sharp

March 27, 2012

Daily News March 27, 2012

Vodafone Germany to launch RCSe services in May

Nokia Funding Free Lumia 900 Smartphones to AT&T Sales Staff

Windows Phone Marketplace passes 70,000 apps

RIM to hand out BlackBerry 10 prototype smartphones in May

Telstra and Samsung to launch nation’s second 4G smartphone – GALAXY S II 4G

DTAC promises 5,000 3G BTS this year; LTE test in Q3

AT&T Faces Lawsuit for Overcharging for Disabled Services Subsidy

Trio of cellcos win 2.6GHz spectrum licences

India's Uninor Seeking New Partner in Wake of License Cancellation

ZTE Signs Contract with MTN Nigeria to build 2G/3G networks in Nigeria

NFC phone sales to jump to 100 million in 2012: research

SFR Chief Esser Said to Be Stepping Down After More Than Decade

Sony's Music Unlimited coming to iOS in a 'few weeks'

NEC Establishes NEC Mobile Network Excellence Center in India for Offshore Development of Mobile Communication Systems

Microsoft and Nokia to Invest Up to 18 Million Euros in Mobile Application Development Program at Aalto University

Facebook: Don't reveal your password to snooping employers

Angry Birds Space will indeed hit Windows Phone, CEO says

Angry Birds Space reaches 10 million downloads in less than three days

March 26, 2012

Daily News March 26, 2012

Orange announces the launch of Ultra-broadband for Mobile

Global LTE Phone Shipments Will Surge Tenfold to 67 Million Units in 2012

India Gained 8.77 Million New GSM Subscribers in February

Australia’s universal service reform legislation passed

Free Mobile suffering from congestion

Nokia Siemens, German unions agree on 1,600 job cuts

Singtel to Transfer 500 Staff to Huawei

Microsoft applies for NFC Tap and Do trademark

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean said to launch in Q3

Verizon expands new diagnostics tool to Samsung Droid Charge

Acer Iconia Tab A510 goes quad-core

Ericsson to deploy 900MHz HSPA network for Softbank

March 23, 2012

Daily News March 23, 2012

Portugal Telecom unveils mobile wallet service

Apple's new iPhone will use bigger 4.6-inch display: report

Telcos eying $170b cloud services market

Samsung in-house-developed smartphone processor may impact Qualcomm, TI,

NTT DOCOMO Xi LTE Service Subscribers Top 2 Million

Bahrain Plans LTE Spectrum Sale Later This Year

Thailand passes frequency master plan

Current Google Wallet customers given $5 on pre-paid cards for all the provisioning hassles

Windows 8 tablet PCs expected to be launched in October, say Taiwan makers

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Samsung China Exec hints Galaxy S III may release in April

Apple sells 1 million copies of iPhoto for iOS in less than 10 days

NEC Announces Agreement to Acquire Convergys' Global Information Management
(IM) Business, a Leader in Business Support Systems (BSS)

Zynga Said to Pay $200 Million for ‘Draw Something’ Creator
Angry Birds Space now available for Samsung devices

March 22, 2012

Daily News March 22, 2012

Orange presents its “10 commitments” in Brussels, contributing to Europe’s Digital Agenda

Windows Phone arrives in China; First phone on sale today

Nearly 30 percent of U.S. smartphone users average 1 GB of data per month

Forecast: Tablet gaming revenues to eclipse $3B by 2014

Apple could be top mobile processor maker by end of 2012

LG plans to ship 35 million smartphones this year, 8 million with LTE

Right about now – Xperia S shipping globally

Verizon slashes price of Family Locator service

March 21, 2012

Daily News March 21, 2012

France Telecom CEO Richard rages at EC over hints of collusion

GSMA and Wi-Fi Trade Group to Develop Wi-Fi Roaming Standards

French data watchdog questions Google on privacy

Windows Phone surpasses Symbian in Britain: survey

Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program

New iPad Tops Three Million

Infrared test shows new iPad running 10 degrees hotter than iPad 2

Samsung exec reportedly confirms quad-core Exynos, 4G LTE in Galaxy S III

NEC Releases Smartphone, Tablets in China

Sharp meets Apple's standards for iPad Retina display, LG lags behind - report

Mobile ad spend soars to £203m in UK

Chunghwa may be forced to share network assets

Etisalat launches 3G network in Afghanistan

China Unicom Announces February 2012 Subscriber Totals

ZTE Unveils World's First High-Power 3.5GHz TD-LTE Base Station

Nokia Siemens names Samih Elhage as new COO

Apple pledges to combat App Store fraud

Bell agrees CAD3.4bn takeover of Astral

Vietnam to Impose Limit on SIM Card Ownership

iPad A5X processor built on Samsung's 45nm technology

Nokia confirm tethering for Lumia to Acquire Kiva Systems, Inc.

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Lightwire

Broadcom to buy BroadLight for $230 million: report

Dell replacing Android with Windows 8 in bid to compete with iPad

GREE releases first game from its US studio

March 19, 2012

Daily News March 19, 2012

Report: Voda and Hutchison mulling Australian exit

China Mobile to launch FDD/TDD LTE in HK this year

PayPal Aims to Challenge Alibaba With China Payments

Blocking of VoIP and P2P is Commonplace in Europe - Survey

South Korean watchdog issues fines for price rigging

Telefonica online unit seeks Brazil-to-U.S. video stream

PayPal takes on Square with credit-card swiping device

LightSquared gets $65 million as Sprint quits

LightSquared Files Appeal Against Decision to Block its LTE Network

LightSquared hires Bush lawyer to take on FCC

DT teams up with Airbus, Alca-Lu to test LTE-based in-flight services

Telcel LTE goes commercial next month

Samsung-Apple patent case rejected in France

New iPad a Hotspot Now for Verizon, Not So Much With AT&T

Samsung confirms to be working on Android-based digital camera

New iPhone 5 will have LTE, suggests Verizon

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy Note apparently pushed to Q2 2012

iPad 3 4G Teardown

Kindle for iPad app now optimized for new high-resolution display

March 16, 2012

Daily News March 16, 2012

Telefónica and Boku unveil global mobile payments partnership
Telefónica makes a strategic investment in BOKU through its Digital division

Nokia working on own tablet: design chief

China Mobile Q4 growth mild; hopes pinned on iPhone tie-up

China Mobile says aims to add 30 million 3G users this year

MIIT Announces January 2012 Telecom Statistics

China to Become the Largest Market for Smartphones in 2012 with Brazil and India Forecast to Join the Top 5 Country-Level Markets by 2016, According to IDC

Samsung loses bid to ban iPhone, iPad sales in Netherlands

T-Mobile USA Calls for Interoperability Across All 700Mhz LTE Networks

Optus calls on Huawei for Newcastle LTE rollout

Qtel Group Signs Strategic Partnership with ZTE Corporation

Apple's new iPad fails to support European LTE frequencies

FaceTime on Apple's new iPad not allowed over LTE

BlackBerry PlayBooks with HSPA+ and LTE radios pass through the FCC

Clearwire Signs LTE Network Deal with Cricket Communications

Android 4.0 update coming soon to 16 HTC devices

NEC Increases Line Services for CONNEXIVE M2M Solutions

Cisco to buy NDS for $5 billion: Israeli report

March 15, 2012

Daily News March 15, 2012

Everything Everywhere should be allowed to offer 4G, says Ofcom

Ofcom backs Everything Everywhere plan to use 1800MHz band for LTE

Media Tablet Shipments Outpace Fourth Quarter Targets; Increase in 2012

Apple to sell 65.6 million iPads this year, sees record pre-orders: analysts

China Mobile to take part in Pakistan’s 3G auction

Wireless Intelligence: New 'Scoreboard' ranks top 20 global operator groups by mobile connections

NTT DOCOMO Subscribers Top 60 Million

Orange Uganda signs passive network management partnership with Eaton Towers

UK to Track IPad Sales As Part of National Inflation Rate Calculator

New iPad may shave Apple’s tablet margins

LG Display supplying panels for Apple's new iPad: source

ARM Announces World's Most Energy-efficient Processor

Telenor teams with Wikipedia for free access

Etisalat Looking to Sell Minority Stake in Indonesian Network

'£50 iPad' advertised by Tesco will not be honoured

MTS posts strong 2011 results

Vimpelcom FY11 revenues up 7% to USD23.46bn; subscriber base up 13% to 205

Smartphone Owners Demand Larger Displays
4.0-inch to 4.5-inch Displays Hit the Sweet Spot

Nokia debuts browser-based maps for Android, iOS

Intel's supply chain chief says ready for mobile

KDDI Installed GoNet Systems Outdoor Wi-Fi Solution

March 14, 2012

Daily News March 14, 2012

Apple, Motorola held cross-licensing talks late 2011: EU

Apple Said to Be Subpoenaed by U.S. on Google Mobile Search

MIIT to Issue 4G Licenses in 2-3 Years

Clearwire unfazed by Chinese delay on TD-LTE licenses

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Spending to Reach $316 Billion in 2012, a 4 Percent Increase from 2011

Apple could buy Samsung parts worth $11 billion

Tablets to be 4th largest semiconductor market by 2014, says IHS

Samsung is sole supplier of Apple's iPad Retina displays - report

Samsung official claims Apple plans to release 7.85-inch iPad this year

Rumor Mill: T-Mobile to launch unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling plan

Samsung Offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for GALAXY S II

Nokia to launch Windows 8 tablet later this year, says report

Qualcomm Finally Awarded BWA Licenses from 2010 Auction

China Web Video Sites Youku, Tudou Agree To Merge

eBay app offers second-screen shopping experiences for iPad users

Intel eyes Internet-based TV service: WSJ

Introducing our magical Xperia sola

Spotify Heads to Germany

Yahoo sues Facebook over patents; it's war in Silicon Valley

Apple's Siri not as smart as she looks, lawsuit charges

Time Warner's CNN Reportedly To Buy Mashable For $200M+

March 13, 2012

Daily News March 13, 2012

China to Open Up Telecoms Infrastructure Market to Foreign Investors

IPhone Failing to Gain Market Share in China as Samsung Lead Triples: Tech

AT&T 4G LTE Coming Soon to St. Louis
More customers can look forward to ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

Ericsson Looking to Cut Up to 1,700 Jobs in North America

Apple: iPad preorders sell out, demand 'off the charts'

Mobile Commerce Market Set to Accelerate with NFC Facilitating $74bn Transactions by 2015

Isis unveils merchant logo

Orange hits 500k NFC phones

Google Pressuring Android Developers to Use its Payment Platform

3 Italia users to benefit from high-speed HSPA and LTE access

France Telecom – Orange and Publicis Group partner with Iris Capital Management to create a leading European venture capital investor in the digital economy

Nokia Reported to Be Closing Indian Mobile Money Service

Samsung Trademarks New Galaxy-Series Names

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE for South Korea

Samsung Galaxy users to get free Angry Birds Space level pack

Japanese Mobile Games Developer Inks Chinese Distribution Deal

March 12, 2012

Daily News March 12, 2012

Project Oscar hopes to bring mobile wallets to Europe
Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere have applied to the European
commissionto form a company that would create a mobile wallet platform

China Telecom iPhone Sales Start; Subsidy May Damp Profit

Telefonica launches 'Virtual Hosting 2.0' for corporations and public
agencies in Latin America''Virtual...&origen=notapres&selectNumReg=5&pagina=1

Iliad net profit falls on mobile investment

FCC presses Verizon, cable companies for more data on deals

TeliaSonera targets VoLTE launch in 2013

Microsoft shutting down Windows Marketplace for Mobile on May 9

Samsung Galaxy S2 to get ICS on March 10

Zain and Microsoft strike Windows Phone deal

Nokia CEO received EUR 7.94m in compensation in 2011

Families Stay Connected with ZTE Fury Smartphone from Sprint
Priced at less than $20, new Android phone takes the worry out of choosing
the ideal phone for kids and parents alike

Huawei beefs up design team, to launch more high-end smartphones

Google+ Aiming to More Than Double Its User Base This Year, Gundotra Says

Verizon Wireless to Shut Call Centers, Relocate Employees

Rumor Mill: Google to ditch Motorola's set-top box division

March 9, 2012

Daily News March 9, 2012

SFR may slash up to 500 jobs to compensate for Free Mobile's impact on earnings

Visa Europe acquires 15% stake in Mobile Money Network

Google lost $433.5M on Clearwire investment, less than expected

Siri: Japanese language availability

O2 Health takes telecare mobile

Nokia Siemens Networks Sells Proprietary Fixed-Wireless Broadband Business

Sprint Is Said to Plan to End Its Network Deal With Falcone’s LightSquared

Sony to open PlayStation Suite to developers

Vodafone Germany scoops BMW M2M deal

Telefonica Launches UK Investment Fund for Tech Start-Ups

Analysts: Dish may be bluffing about LTE Advanced network buildout

Intel offers developer tools for Android

China Mobile Tests TD-LTE-Based Wi-Fi on Hangzhou Bus Line

Netflix in talks with cable companies to bundle streaming service

MTN to only exit Iran if South Africa applies sanctions

MTN, Results for the year ended 31 December 2011

Motorola Mobility Introduces the Next Iteration of Life-Proof to China: Motorola DEFY XT535

Buzz in the Blogosphere: Millions More Bloggers and Blog Readers

Daily News March 8, 2012

Apple Launches New iPad
New iPad Features Retina Display, A5X Chip, 5 Megapixel iSight Camera & Ultrafast 4G LTE

Apple Brings 1080p High Definition to New Apple TV
New Apple TV Features iTunes Movies and TV Shows, Netflix, Photos & More in HD

HomeFusion Broadband From Verizon Powers In-Home Internet Connectivity With
Verizon’s First Residential Wireless Broadband Solution Harnesses High
Speed of 4G LTE Network

Spanish Regulator Ordered to Avoid Delays to Cuts in Mobile Termination

Samsung files fresh lawsuit against Apple in South Korea

Indian Mobile Subscriber Base Neared 904 Million at the End of Jan 2012

comScore Reports January 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
More Than 100 Million U.S. Mobile Subscribers Now Use Smartphones

Verizon officially dishing out ICS to more than 12 devices

Qualcomm announces $4 billion share buyback plan, ups dividend

Telstra finalizes terms of $11b NBN deal

Judge orders Google, Motorola to hand over Android data to Apple

Apple Offered Licensing Deals To Some Patent Foes -Sources

Turkcell signs up 50k wallet users

PayPal Now Accepted in Bars and Restaurants Through the Tabbedout Mobile
Payment App

A completely redesigned Google Search App for Windows 7.5 phones

March 7, 2012

Daily News March 7, 2012

Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go

Orange threatens to pull out of emerging markets

Telia, Vodafone follow Tele2’s LTE handset launch

Google may be planning Siri rival for later this year

Telefonica Brazil to rebrand as Vivo from April

Qtel FY revenues up 16%, to raise QAR 5 bln in rights issue

Du revenue up 25% in 2011 on growing subs, data usage

PLDT Q4 net income plummets 87%

Indosat reports a 29% rise in 2011 net profit

Share the Smarter Life with Samsung GALAXY Pocket

LG Optimus Vu available now (only in Korea). It’s expensive

Samsung says Galaxy S III isn’t launching in April; most likely May