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
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/us-china-tablet-market-idUSBRE8AR04K20121128

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
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57546.php


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
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1762030

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
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57528.php


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
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57496.php


China Unicom and China Merchants Bank launch NFC in Shanghai


South Korean LTE Subscriber Base Reaches 22% of Mobile Users
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57483.php

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
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57490.php

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
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121119PD209.html

Smartphones Set to Overtake Feature Phones in Flash Memory Consumption Next Year
http://www.isuppli.com/Memory-and-Storage/News/Pages/Smartphones-Set-to-Overtake-Feature-Phones-in-Flash-Memory-Consumption-Next-Year.aspx

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

China Mobile Looking to Sell 100 Million Phones in 2013
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57433.php
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
http://mediacenter.motorola.com/Press-Releases/Motorola-Mobility-and-China-Mobile-Blow-Your-Mind-With-Motorola-MT788-Intel-Inside-and-Speed-Up-to-2GHz-3bf5.aspx

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
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-cisco-meraki-idUSBRE8AI00P20121119

November 19, 2012

Daily News November 19, 2012



France Telecom May Sell Stake in UK Joint Venture to Private Investors
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57373.php


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
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121116VL202.html
Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121115PD215.html
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
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-ruckuswireless-ipo-idUSBRE8AF05G20121116


Researchers Find Way to Boost Wi-Fi Performance 400-700 Percent
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57362.php


DOCOMO Develops World’s First Small-cell Base Station for 3G and LTE
http://www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2012/001620.html

November 16, 2012

Daily News November 16, 2012


KPN Raises $500 Million From Sale of 2,000 German Towers to American Tower
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57352.php

India's GSM Spectrum Auction Concludes After Just Two Days
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57347.php

Telefonica launches Microsoft video platform

BlackBerry Messenger to Support Voice Calls over Wi-Fi
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57335.php

Qualcomm Atheros and Cisco Announce Indoor Location Technology Collaboration


Ericsson's charging and billing solutions serve 2 billion subscriptions worldwide
http://www.ericsson.com/news/1657820


Russia's MTS Sees Profits Jump on Lower Costs and Currency Gains
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57339.php

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
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2237315

Visa officially launches its digital wallet V.me
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57549032-93/visa-officially-launches-its-digital-wallet-v.me/

GSA confirms 1800 MHz as the most popular LTE band; LTE1800 used in over 37%
of networks
http://www.gsacom.com/news/gsa_367.php

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
http://info.singtel.com/node/12450

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
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23521&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=35689&mapcode=consumer|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
http://newscenter.verizon.com/press-releases/verizon/2012/verizon-wireless-announces.html
Verizon Wireless Pays Another Big Dividend, Avoids a Tax Hike
http://allthingsd.com/20121112/verizon-wireless-pays-another-big-dividend-avoids-a-tax-hike/


Vodafone announces results for the six months ended 30 September 2012
http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/media/news/halfyear_2012.html

[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
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57296.php

Africa's Mobile Subscriber Base to Cross 750 Million Mark by Year End
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57304.php

France Sees Fastest Mobile Subscriber Growth Rate in a Decade
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57295.php

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
http://allthingsd.com/20121112/att-puts-hefty-499-price-tag-on-samsungs-android-based-galaxy-camera/

NFC Forum publishes NFC Controller Interface specification
http://www.nfcworld.com/2012/11/12/321039/nfc-forum-publishes-nfc-controller-interface-specification/

Vodacom Posts Sharp Rise in First Half Profits
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57292.php

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II blasts off to Verizon
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57548697-94/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
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57284.php




Telus Reports Stable Rise in Revenues and Profits
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57275.php

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
http://www.telekom.com/media/company/156992

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
http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2452

Telcel partners with Ericsson for 4G/LTE launch in Mexico
http://www.ericsson.com/news/121107-telcel-partners-with-ericsson-for-4g-lte-launch-in-mexico_244159017_c

AT&T to Invest $14 Billion to Significantly Expand Wireless and Wireline Broadband Networks, Support Future IP Data Growth and New Services
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23506&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=35661&mapcode=corporate|consumer

China Mobile Hong Kong’s LTE goes dual-mode FDD/TDD in December
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/11/07/china-mobile-hong-kongs-lte-goes-dual-mode-fddtdd-in-december/

Ericsson demos LTE Advanced for TDD using Carrier Aggregation
http://www.ericsson.com/news/121107-ericsson-demos-lte-advanced-for-tdd-using-carrier-aggregation_244159017_c

Telefonica Brasil’s Q3 net profit slumps 29.8%
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/11/07/telefonica-brasils-q3-net-profit-slumps-29-8/

Now in the Store: Angry Birds Space
http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/11/07/now-in-the-store-angry-birds-space.aspx

Lenovo Profit Rises 13% as Share Overtakes Hewlett-Packard
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-08/lenovo-s-net-gains-13-as-market-share-overtakes-hewlett-packard.html

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
http://www.telecomasia.net/content/five-left-indias-1800-mhz-auction

Gartner Says 821 Million Smart Devices Will Be Purchased Worldwide in 2012;
Sales to Rise to 1.2 Billion in 2013
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2227215
Gartner: Smartphone, tablet sales to top 1.2B in 2013
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/gartner-smartphone-tablet-sales-top-12b-2013/2012-11-06

Smartphones Overtake Laptops for Wi-Fi Hotspot Usage
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57208.php

Apple adds Android 4.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 to Samsung lawsuit
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57546013-37/apple-adds-android-4.1-galaxy-note-10.1-to-samsung-lawsuit/

Philippine Companies Given 5 Years to Comply With Foreign Shareholding Rules
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57215.php

Telefonica O2 Germany Posts First Financial Results Since Listing
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57202.php

Belgacom introduces commercial 4G services
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/11/06/belgacom-introduces-commercial-4g-services/

PLDT reports flat Q3 on rising costs
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/11/06/pldt-reports-flat-q3-on-rising-costs/

November 7, 2012

Daily News November 7, 2012


Europe to Approve Use of 2Ghz Spectrum for LTE Services

Android Tablets Gain Momentum in the Third Quarter, Expectations Remain High for the Holiday Quarter, According to IDC

Wireless Broadband Alliacne(WBA)とSmall Cell Forumは、Wi-Fiとスモールセル基地局の統合で協力へ
Wireless Broadband Alliance & Small Cell Forum Cooperate to Integrate Wi-Fi Hotspots & Small Cells

Low-End iPad mini Carries $188 Bill of Materials, Teardown Analysis Reveals

Microsoft Surface RT More Profitable than iPad, Teardown Analysis Reveals

Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Arrive at AT&T Nov. 9; Pre-orders Begin Nov. 7

LTE spend hits SK Telecom Q3 net

SK Telecom's Business and finacial results by month and by quarter

kt, 3Q 12 Earnings Release (PDF)

TeliaSonera Looking to Sell 25% Stake in Kazakhstan Based KCell

PCCW to Start NFC Mobile Payments in Hong Kong Next Year

StarHub’s 3Q net income up 27% on higher pay-TV, fixed and broadband revenues

November 6, 2012

Daily News November 6, 2012



Apple sells 3 million iPads over first weekend

Samsung: 3M Galaxy Note 2 units sold in 30 days
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57544215-94/samsung-3m-galaxy-note-2-units-sold-in-30-days/

Apple's taxes on overseas profits last year: Less than 2 percent
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57544873-37/apples-taxes-on-overseas-profits-last-year-less-than-2-percent/

Alcatel-Lucent announces third quarter 2012 results and details progress of
restructuring plan
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLd4w3MfQFSYGYRq6m-pEoYgbxjgiRIH1vfV-P_NxU_QD9gtzQiHJHR0UAAD_zXg!!/delta/base64xml/L0lJayEvUUd3QndJQSEvNElVRkNBISEvNl9BX0U4QS9lbl93dw!!?LMSG_CABINET=Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2012/News_Article_002738.xml

KPN Sells Part of its Dutch Towers Portfolio
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57126.php

LTE marketing expenses push LG Uplus to net loss in 2Q12
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/11/02/lte-marketing-expenses-push-lg-uplus-to-net-loss-in-2q12/

Ericsson Signs M2M Deal with Russia's MegaFon
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57138.php

Virgin Eyes Russia Based MVNO Launch
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/57161.php

MetroPCS goes live with RCS
http://www.telecoms.com/52113/metropcs-goes-live-with-rcs/

TIM Brazil reports ‘tough’ 3Q but net profit, revenue stable
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/11/01/tim-brazil-reports-tough-3q-but-net-profit-revenue-stable/

Android 4.0 now on a quarter of all Android devices
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57544368-94/android-4.0-now-on-a-quarter-of-all-android-devices/

November 2, 2012

Daily News November 2, 2012


AT&T and T-Mobile Open Networks to Customers of Both Carriers in New York and New Jersey
http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/att-and-t-mobile-open-networks

MIIT Allocates FDD-LTE Spectrum

Android Marks Fourth Anniversary Since Launch with 75.0% Market Share in Third Quarter, According to IDC

Googleの「Nexus 7」は1カ月当たり100万台販売──Wall Street Journal報道

First 4G LTE Tablet from Sprint, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Available Beginning Nov. 11 for $549.99