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A former Commissioner on the US telecoms regulator is taking over as the CEO of the mobile industry's own lobbying body, the CTIA.
USA based Sprint has revealed that it plans to offer all phones sold by the mobile network available without a network-lock from next year.
China's Huawei is preparing a massive marketing splurge to try and improve its image, particularly in the USA.
Mobile phones could boost literacy rates in developing countries, according to a study carried out by UNESCO, in coalition with Worldreader and Nokia.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5.0 percent last year, with memory chips the star performers, according to the latest research from IHS Technology.
As worldwide Mobile Broadband Traffic heads toward 200 Exabytes per year, operators deploy 4G LTE, LTE-A, plead for spectrum, and try to manage usage through policy and pricing.
The Nepalese mobile network, NCell has outlined plans to invest US$100 million in its network upgrades this year, if regulatory problems are resolved.
The global average connection speed for internet users continues to improve, with a quarterly increase of 5.5%, reaching 3.8 Mbps,
Israeli mobile network, Pelephone is reportedly close to signing a LTE contract with Ericsson.
Kenya's Equity Bank is planning to distribute over 300,000 NFC enabled smartphones to its retail store customers in an effort to support mobile payments.
WhatsApp, the OTT messaging service has announced that it now has over 500 million active users.
The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 86% of the global SIM market, has reported SIM shipment volumes totalling 4.2 billion units for 2013, compared to 4.6 billion in 2012.
Nokia Solutions and Networks says that it has just opened two new offices in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar.
Mobile ticketing provider, Masabi says that it has signed a 5-year contract to provide smartphone ticketing services to a London based river bus service, Thames Clippers.
USA based AT&T has reported its best revenue growth in more than two years, and its best first quarter contract customer sign ups in five years.
Ericsson has reported a sharp decline in its first quarter sales, with reductions in North America and Japan, although profits rose substantially.
Google has started issuing refunds to people who paid for an anti-virus app for their Android smartphone that turned out to do nothing at all.
China Mobile has posted a sharp drop in profits as the country's largest mobile network continues to be hammered by the effect of OTT services.
Apple could come under pressure to maintain sales volumes in its core US market, if the mobile networks continue to cut back on handset subsidies.
An Indian trade association is warning that the ongoing legal uncertainty over Nokia's handset factory in the country could have a serious impact on the country's exports of telecoms equipment.
Google has announced that it is updating the Android app for its Google Plus hangouts service.
Consumer confidence toward technology spending and the overall economy both decreased in April, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association.
Just a few months into 2014, the mobile advertising industry is already showing signs of big shifts in mobile traffic and monetization patterns. Android has, for the first time, become the biggest platform globally for mobile ad traffic surpassing iOS,
India's Department of Telecom is pushing for a relaxation on the security clearance rules that can impede the appointment of senior managers to local mobile networks.
Despite Samsung's heavy push in content and app strategy, Galaxy S3 and S4 users look beyond its ecosystem for the vast majority of on-device usage.
Facebook could be looking to leverage its huge mobile customer base and offer that to marketing companies keen to tap into its reservoir of consumer demographics.
Rumours are piling upon rumours that Apple is preparing a big move into the mobile payments market.
The owner of half of Russia's second largest mobile network is now said to be in joint control of the country's largest social media website, in a move being described by its founder as a Kremlin backed takeover.
Canada's Rogers Communications has reported flat revenues for the first quarter of this year, as it saw an uncharacteristic decline in wireless revenues, and posted a decline in its net profit.
Transport for London, which oversees public transport in the UK's capital city is reportedly preparing to launch a mobile payments scheme based on NFC chips in smartphones.
Australian schools are to expand a trial of mobile payments by pupils using their smartphones.
Zain has reported its financial results, and announced that its first quarter revenues rose marginally with a faster rate of growth in profits.
India's Reliance Infocomm is planning to open a chain of 2,000 retail stores as its Reliance Jio mobile network prepares to launch services later this year.
Kuwait based Zain has confirmed that it is facing a US$4.5 billion lawsuit that stems from its 2007 acquisition of an Iraqi mobile network operator in 2007.
Google is reported to have held talks with the mobile payments company, Square about a possible acquisition.
UK based EE is continuing its rebranding exercise and is starting to wind down the websites of its two constituent networks, Orange and T-Mobile.
India's Reliance Jio Infocomm says that it has signed a tower sharing agreement with American Tower's Indian subsidiary.
A Greek businessman is suing Vodafone for EUR1.3 billion (US$1.8 billion) in losses after he accused the company of pulling out of a retail franchise agreement in the country.
French mobile network operator, SFR is reportedly set to announce a marketing alliance with Vodafone within the next few days.
Vodafone's Ireland subsidiary is suing rival network operator, O2 claiming that the rival company is misleading customers.
Thailand's True Move has set itself a target of signing up a million customers to its LTE network by the end of this year.
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.
African towers operator, IHS Holding says that it has raised an additional US$130 million from investors.
Over 3 million Americans were the victims of smartphone theft during 2013, according to a Consumer Reports survey. That's nearly double the 1.6 million thefts that the company projected in 2012.
Outsourced customer care call centre operator, Convergys has announced plans to open a new centre in Northern Ireland and hire more than 300 staff.
Thailand's Dtac says that it has started drive testing its LTE network ahead of its commercial launch.
Chinese conglomerate, Alibaba says that it expects to launch its first MVNO service this coming June.
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.
Huawei has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network.
Struggling Canadian mobile network operator, Mobilicity has accepted a takeover bid from larger rival Telus as the result of months of operating under court approved protection from its creditors.