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VimpelCom Sells 51% Stake in Algeria's Djezzy to Settle Long Running Dispute

  VimpelCom has finally settled the long running dispute over the ownership of the Algerian mobile network it acquired when it bought from Naguib Sawiris's Orascom Telecom in 2010 in a US$6 billion deal....


Pakistan's Warid Considering LTE Deployment in Existing Radio Spectrum

  Pakistan's Warid Telecom is reportedly considering deploying a LTE network using its existing 1800Mhz spectrum as it declines to participate in the forthcoming spectrum auction....


Unwired Planet Closes Lenovo Patent License and Purchase Transaction

  Unwired Planet says that it has completed a previously announced patent license and purchase transaction with Lenovo. ...


LTE Investment is Set to Accelerate Throughout Latin America in 2014

  Upgrades and expansion of 3G WCDMA and LTE coverage will result in radio access network-related spending capturing 40% of CapEx....


Zain Secures 4G License in Jordan

  Jordan is expected to get its first LTE network by the end of this year after Zain was awarded the necessary license....


Pakistan Regulator Denies Plans to Cancel 3G License Auction

  Pakistan's telecoms regulator has refuted claims that there was a poor response to the planned 3G license auction, despite reports that the finance minister (Ishaq Dar) was furious about the lack of interest....


Research: 98 Percent of Mobile Network Sessions Now Data

  The share of network traffic from data vs voice has grown to 98 percent - up from 90 percent in the previous 12-month period, according to network traffic analysis by Amdocs....


Samsung Galaxy S5 Carries Astronomical Bill of Materials, Teardown Reveals

  The latest member of Samsung's line of Galaxy smartphones ups the ante on features -- and on cost -- with the S5's discrete-intensive design yielding a high bill of materials (BOM)....


Oppo Looking to Expand into Indian Mobile Phone Market

  Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Oppo has announced that it will expand its operations in India, starting with the launch of its flagship smartphone, the Find 7 around the middle of this year....


Pakistan Disappoints with Just 4 Bidders for 3G Licenses

  Pakistan's telecoms regulator, the PTA has confirmed that it received four bids to participate in the country's forthcoming 3G license auction, although no new entrants applied despite significant lobbying by the regulator to encourage them....


10 short stories about the mobile networks

  Summaries of short news items relating to the mobile networks....


Oman to Boost Rural Phone Coverage

  Oman's two mobile networks and the telecoms regulator have jointly agreed a programme to expand mobile coverage to 250 rural villages over the next couple of years....


LTE deployment in India no earlier than mid-2015, says Huawei

  Deployment issues are likely to delay widespread LTE services until the middle of next year, a senior Huawei director has said....


Bharti Airtel Awarded 3G License by Chad Government

  Bharti Airtel says that its Chadian subsidiary has been allocated both 3G and 4G licenses by the government of the African country....


LG's G3 Smartphone for Sprint Details Appear Online

  The specifications for the forthcoming expected LG G3 smartphone for the USA based Sprint network have appeared, courtesy of a user-agent profile tracking service....