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Gartner Says Tablets Are the Sweet Spot of BYOD Programs
Tablet BYOD programs offer better opportunities than that of enterprise owned-laptops and smartphones. IT departments can support nearly three times more users in tablet BYO programs than enterprise-owned tablet programs. ...read more

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SingTel Ratings May Face Pressure; M1, StarHub Stable in 2015
Fitch Ratings says that SingTel's debt rating could come under pressure as leverage is likely to deteriorate. ...read more

Korean Telcos to Face Less Competition, Better Cash Flow
Fitch Ratings says that credit profiles for South Korean telecommunications companies are likely to remain stable in 2015 with less intensive competition and improved free cash flow due to reduced capex. ...read more

Mexican passengers use mobile technology to improve the travel experience
Air passengers in Mexico are increasingly using smartphones and mobile technology to enhance their travel experience, according to a new survey from air transport IT specialist, SITA. ...read more

Governments in Middle East and North Africa to Spend $12.2 Billion on IT in 2014
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $12.2 billion on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenue of US $12 billion, ...read more

Consolidation to Slow Margin Decline for Sri Lankan Telcos
Over-capacity in Sri Lanka's telecommunications industry could shrink as two weaker operators may exit the sector, which would benefit the remaining players, Fitch Ratings says in a special report. ...read more

Intense Competition in Malaysia to Narrow Telco Margins
Fitch Ratings says that competition in the Malaysian telecom industry will remain intense in 2015, particularly among mobile operators, which could lead to their average operating EBITDA margin narrowing by 1pp-1.5pp. ...read more

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Nokia Networks Wins Indian 3G Upgrade Contract
Nokia Networks says that it has won a 3G contract from Bharti Airtel ...read more

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Westpac selects Gemalto's Mobile Contactless Payment Solution in New Zealand
Gemalto says been selected by Westpac, a leading financial institution in New Zealand, to offer its Optelio Contactless Sticker for mobile payment. ...read more

Indian Top Telcos' Credit Profiles Intact on Reliance's Entry
The credit profiles of the top four Indian telcos will remain intact in 2015 thanks to a gradual rise in voice tariffs and improving regulatory environment that stem from industry consolidation, ...read more

Fitch: Slow Revenue But Strong Earnings Growth for Thai Telcos
Fitch Ratings says that service revenue for Thailand's three largest mobile phone operators is likely to grow at a low single-digit rate in 2015, supported by improvement in the economy. ...read more

Mobile Transaction Users to Hit 2 Billion by 2017
A new report has found that just over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year. ...read more

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AT&T's Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 'A'; Remains on Negative Watch
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to AT&T's Swiss franc offering of senior unsecured debt, ...read more

Leading Australian Telcos' Credit Metrics to Remain Steady in 2015
Fitch Ratings' Outlook for Australia's leading telecommunications operators is stable in 2015 as they will consolidate their already strong market positions. ...read more

6 Ways How to Lower Data Use on Your Smartphone
Do you worry each billing cycle about the amount of data you're burning through on your smartphone? Are you going over limit each month despite your best efforts? ...read more

Nearly 5 Billion Connected \"Things\" Will Be in Use in 2015
Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. ...read more

Indonesian Telcos' Leverage to Improve on Consolidation
Indonesia's top three telecom companies' 2015 credit profiles will improve due to ongoing industry consolidation, monetisation of tower assets and capex savings despite lower profitability, ...read more

Chinese Telcos' Weakening Metrics Won't Threaten Ratings
Credit metrics for Chinese telcos will further weaken in 2015 on lower margins and higher capex, although this will not be sufficient to threaten their ratings, ...read more

Smartphones team-up with QR codes for secure 3-D displays
By adding an array of tiny lenses to an ordinary smartphone, a team of optical engineers has found a way to securely display three-dimensional (3-D) images by simply scanning a series of QR codes -- without ever accessing the Internet. ...read more

Russian Internet Remains Growth Hotspot in the Country's Economy
The Russian Internet (RuNet) economy continues to stand out against the backdrop of the country's natural resource-based economy. ...read more


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