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A method for UK consumers to pay using just a mobile number has been developed, and is to be called Paym, with the brand revealed for the first time by the UK's Payments Council.
GSA - the Global mobile Suppliers Association, confirms that the number of LTE subscriptions reached 101 million in North America in Q4 2013,
France's Orange has confirmed that it is reviewing the status of its Kenyan and Ugandan operations and would look to reduce its stakes or even sell the companies.
Fitch said that TDC's credit profile is underpinned by its strong domestic position, particularly in the fixed line business.
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) says that it has, together with Telecom Italia, recently proven the benefits of HSUPA 16QAM (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) technology.
Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) expanded 111% year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by IDC.
Orange has pull all its advertising from the website of a Ugandan newspaper following pressure after the newspaper started a virulently homophobic campaign in the country.
The Chairman of Zain's Saudi Arabian subsidiary, Mr. Fahad Ibrahim Al Dughaither has resigned for personal reasons.
Latin American mobile network operator, NII Holdings is studying options that could see a sale of the entire company as it struggles to pay debt in the face of a shrinking customer base.
Telecom Egypt has said that it has no short term intention of selling its 45% stake in Vodafone Egypt, for at least the next two years.
Bulgaria's Globul has awarded a contract to Huawei for its upcoming network swap project.
UK based mobile network, EE has agreed to allow promotional material from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) displayed inside its buildings.
Analysis into brand retention across smartphone manufacturers by WDS, shows that 76% of Apple customers replace their iPhone with another iPhone, while 34% of all consumers switching device brands choose Samsung.
Israel's Partner Communications has reported a 10% decline in its fourth-quarter revenues and a more than halving of its profits.
Vodafone Germany is to offer secured communications services to its corporate and public sector customers through a platform being supplied by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D).
Sonera, the Finnish arm of TeliaSonera, has signed an agreement to acquire AinaCom's consumer operations and fixed networks.
Mexico's competition regulator has unveiled a string of reforms that are designed to curb the power of the dominant teleco, America Movil, although they have stepped back from forcing a break up of the company.
Freescale Semiconductor has confirmed that 20 of its employees were passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
France's Bouygues Telecom would consider selling its network infrastructure to secure regulatory approval to buy rival mobile network SFR.
Facebook's photo sharing service, Instagram is reported to have signed a global advertising agreement with Omnicom that is said to be worth anything from US$40 to US$100 million.
Bangladesh's tax regulator has indicated that a long running dispute over taxes on replacement SIM cards can be resolved within the next few weeks.
South Africa's Telkom has confirmed that it is in talks that could see the outsourcing of its mobile network infrastructure to rival mobile network, MTN.
Corning -- the company that supplies the Gorillia Glass used in many smartphones -- has announced that it is shifting production from Japan to Korea.
Apple and the Irish government are coming under pressure to explain an exceptionally low undisclosed tax rate that the computer giant is paying in the country.
A Russian factory producing LTE equipment for an NSN joint venture is reported to have closed after the company shifted production to Italy.
A corruption lawsuit involving the award of a US$200 million contract to Huawei by Zimbabwe's NetOne is due to resume on the 19th March.
Vivendi's credit profile is likely to benefit more from a merger of its telecoms business by accepting one of two competing bids than it would from spinning off the unit as planned,
Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) collect large amounts of data from their network, but the use of the data collected is what really counts.
Fitch said that LGE holds competitive positions in the global flat panel TV and home appliance markets. However, handset profitability is unlikely to improve in 2014 as competition intensifies.
Debt laden Telecom Italia is cancelling its shareholder dividend in an effort to converse cash as the company posted a another financial loss for the year.
Three people have been arrested in South Korea following reports that customer information had been stolen from Korea Telecom (KT).
S&P said that it raised the rating to reflect its expectation that Bharti will use its significant free operating cash flows and funds from strategic measures to reduce its leverage to a level that is in line with an "intermediate" financial risk profile.
The heads of several major European telecoms groups are jointly calling for a review of the EU's competition rules to spur consolidation in the industry.
US mobile network speed has grown significantly in importance from 25 percent of smartphone buyers considering a switch in carriers in Q4 2011 to 41 percent in Q4 2012,
Vodafone Germany has carried out its first live tests with LTE Broadcast in collaboration with Ericsson, Qualcomm and Samsung.
The mobile advertising agency, Millennial Media has announced the expansion of the Millennial Media Exchange (MMX) into 20 additional countries, as well as a new set of targeting features
Elephant Talk Communications says that it has successfully migrated the first 600,000+ Grupo Iusacell pre-paid subscribers in Mexico onto its dedicated platform.
Jasper Wireless and Telit Wireless Solutions have announced a partnership to deliver m2mAIR Module Management services directly through the Jasper Platform to applications using m2mAIR-ready Telit modules
Ooredoo has announced the extension of its mWomen programme -- which aim to use mobile technology to empower women across its regional footprint -- to its new market in Mynamar.
The global service delivery platform (SDP) market, including software and services, grew 15% in 2013 to $4.2 billion, led by growth in the services segment,
France's Orange has posted a marked decline in its full year revenues, although its outlook for the year ahead was more positive as it steps up cost-cutting measures.
The incidence of wireless network problems with data quality has declined, driven primarily by network upgrades and increased network capacity through an expansion of 4G service coverage,
The total tablet market, inclusive of both tablets and 2-in-1 devices, is forecast to grow 19.4% in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6% in 2013, according to predictions by IDC.
Radwin says that the Moscow metro has deployed its FiberinMotion train-to-track wireless broadband solution.
China's Huawei is in talks with India's top mobile networks as the company seeks to reverse a decline in infrastructure orders following the collapse of the smaller networks in the wake of the 2008 GSM license cancellations.
Armenia's VivaCell-MTS has commercially launched its LTE network in most part of Yerevan, as well as in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Dilijan and Tsakhkadzor.
Moody's said that the rating actions reflect True Corp's vulnerable business and financial profile, despite the company having lowered its debt levels by selling assets to the infrastructure fund that it established in the fourth quarter of 2013
Huawei says that it have been awarded a five-year contract by Vodafone to deploy its Single Radio Access Network in a number of countries.
Consolidation looks likely in the French telecoms market as Vivendi has confirmed that it has received two takeover bids for its SFR mobile network -- from two other mobile network operators in the country.
Israel's Cellcom has posted another decline in fourth quarter revenues and profits as competition continues to eat into the local mobile market.