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Increasing Adoption of Tablets and Smartphones Hampers Saudi PC Market
March 10th 2014 - 08:50 GMT
The Saudi PC market declined 7.5% year on year during the final quarter of 2013, according to IDC. The research firm's most recent findings show a total of 442,818 units were shipped during Q4 2013....more

India's Reliance Jio Infocomm Signs Tower Lease Agreement
March 4th 2014 - 13:31 GMT
India's Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) says that it has signed a tower sharing agreement with Bharti Infratel to launch its services across the country....more

Nokia Close to Showing Off Its First Android Smartphone
February 11th 2014 - 10:51 GMT
Increasing levels of speculation that Nokia is about to show off its first ever Android based smartphone, on the eve of Microsoft buying the handset division....more

Telefonica Launches Corporate Wi-Fi Service
January 14th 2014 - 13:45 GMT
Telefonica has launched a new service, Universal Wi-Fi, specifically aimed at the multinational and enterprise market segment....more

Samsung Updates Its Camera-Android Combo
January 2nd 2014 - 16:43 GMT
Samsung has shown off an update to its Galaxy Camera, an upmarket camera that happens to have an Android OS based smartphone built-in to the back....more

A Plea For IPhones To Have A Safer "Car Mode"
November 5th 2013 - 07:15 GMT
A call has been made for more smartphones to engage a variant of Airline Mode when connected to in-car systems so that they are less distracting to motorists....more

Google Shows Off New Chromebook Device
October 8th 2013 - 14:40 GMT
Google has shown off the latest in its range of Chromebook laptop style devices -- this time manufactured by Hewlett-Packard (HP)....more

GSMA Report Reveals European Mobile Industry At A Crossroads
September 5th 2013 - 08:50 GMT
Despite having the world's highest unique subscriber penetration rate at 79 percent, Europe is the only region that saw revenues decline and is now falling behind in the deployment of next-generation mobile technologies,...more

Android OS Upgrade Hints at Wearable Computing Devices
July 2nd 2013 - 11:54 GMT
Details of what could point to a significant boost for 3rd-party Android accessories have been uncovered within a preview of the next Android OS upgrade....more

Facebook Shows Off New OS Overlay for Android Smartphones
April 4th 2013 - 22:09 GMT
Facebook has shown off its new Android toy - called "Home", which the company says is not a new OS for smartphones but is more than just a mobile app....more

India Orders Shut-Down of Networks Using Cancelled Licenses
February 15th 2013 - 10:35 GMT
India's Supreme Court has ordered that the mobile networks who had their licenses cancelled last January, and also did not take part in the re-auction of those licenses last November should shut-down their networks "forthwith"...more

Huawei Wins Two African Backhaul Contracts
August 29th 2012 - 10:30 GMT
Huawei says that it has been selected to provide its IP microwave solution for the LTE backhaul networks of Movicel in Angola and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) in Namibia....more

Barclays Claims One Million Contactless Payment Transactions Per Month
August 26th 2012 - 10:15 GMT
UK retail bank, Barclays says that over 80 percent of the British public now recognise the symbol for contactless payments when displayed at retail outlets....more

LG Sells 5 Millionth LTE Smartphone
August 15th 2012 - 08:05 GMT
LG Electronics announced that it reached a new milestone with global sales of five million LTE smartphones to date....more

Two Sony Mobile Smartphones for Japan
May 9th 2012 - 07:12 GMT
Sony Mobile Communications today announced two new LTE enabled Xperia Android smartphones designed specifically for the Japanese market....more

Option Shows Off Quad-Band LTE Modem
April 4th 2012 - 09:39 GMT
Option has launched a new quad-band 4G LTE USB modem, branded as Beemo. ...more

Orascom Telecom Algerie Hit with $1.3 Billion Fine
March 28th 2012 - 18:04 GMT
An Algerian Court has issued a fine of US$1.3 billion against Orascom Telecom Algerie (OTA) as the result of a long running dispute between the company and the government....more

Nearly 1 Billion Smart Connected Devices Shipped in 2011 - to Double by 2016
March 28th 2012 - 16:52 GMT
The universe of smart connected devices, including PCs, media tablets, and smartphones, saw shipments of more than 916 million units and revenues surpassing $489 billion dollars in 2011, according to IDC. ...more

Mobile Sports Index Has Patriots Edging out Giants in Mobile Device Usage
February 2nd 2012 - 16:53 GMT
The study includes the first-ever "IAB Mobile Sports Savvy Index," which pitted New England Patriots fans against New York Giants fans regarding ownership of smartphones and tablets, and regular digital usage of those devices....more

Peru: National Broadband Plan and Spectrum Auction to Fuel Growth
November 24th 2011 - 16:06 GMT
Broadband penetration in Peru is expected to double from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 9.3 percent in 2016, driven by the government's national broadband plan to bring Internet connectivity via fiber-optic cables to isolated regions,...more

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Mobile Data, Prepaid Mobile Drive Unprecedented Growth in Brazil
April 5th 2011 - 17:53 GMT
Mobile data revenue will almost triple from $6.9 billion at the end of 2010 to $19 billion by 2015, thanks to a rapid adoption of mobile broadband and mobile browsing services,...more

NAND Market Maintains Growth Streak in 2011 As Tablet Sales Soar
January 20th 2011 - 14:13 GMT
As the de facto storage medium for a slew of consumer electronics devices, including tablets, NAND flash memory is set to enjoy another year of double-digit percentage growth in 2011,...more

Puerto Rico: 3G to Dominate by 2015
January 19th 2011 - 14:44 GMT
3G technology will account for 82 percent of total mobile subscriptions in Puerto Rico by 2015, ...more

Sybase 365 Expands Messaging Footprint Across South Pacific
January 17th 2011 - 17:53 GMT
Sybase 365 has announced the expansion of its messaging destinations in the South Pacific over its international SMS hub....more

Edible IPhone Treats Selling Like Hot Cakes
December 28th 2010 - 12:35 GMT
Hand-made chocolate cookies in the shape of the iPhone have become the latest must-have accessory for the tech-savvy gourmet. ...more

What is 4G? and How Does 4G Differ from 3G?
December 28th 2010 - 11:08 GMT
I had an interesting discussion with Bill Warner earlier this week in which he asked what was the real difference between 3G and 4G....more

Foxconn Production Base in Northern China to Hire More Than 140,000 Workers in 2011, Says Media
December 28th 2010 - 09:12 GMT
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Asia Pacific LTE Connections to Surpass 120 Million by 2015
November 16th 2010 - 14:30 GMT
Behind China, the three largest LTE markets in the Asia Pacific region in 2015 will be: Japan, with 26.5 million connections; Indonesia with 13.1 million connections; and South Korea with 9.8 million connections....more

Afghanistan Regulator Awards Rural Coverage Contracts
November 14th 2010 - 09:57 GMT
Afghanistan's telecoms regulator, ATRA has awarded contracts to build 67 base stations in underserved rural areas using funds from its Telecommunication Development Fund (TDF). ...more

London Underground to Test Public Wi-Fi Service
October 29th 2010 - 10:02 GMT
The London Underground railway is to start a six-month trial of a public Wi-Fi service at a major station from next week. ...more

Global Smartphone Shipments Surge to 77 Million Units in Q3 2010
October 21st 2010 - 17:07 GMT
global smartphone shipments grew an impressive 78 percent annually to reach a record 77 million units in the third quarter of 2010. Apple was the star performer, as it overtook RIM and closed the gap on Nokia....more

Increased Smartphone Usage Driving Up Subscriber Churn Rates
September 14th 2010 - 15:18 GMT
Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has identified that customer intent to churn in the UK, Germany and the USA due to dissatisfaction with network quality has grown significantly over 2008 levels....more

Samsung and Thales to Develop TETRA Based WiMAX and LTE Devices
September 3rd 2010 - 11:21 GMT
Samsung Electronics and the defence contractor, Thales are to jointly develop and market a 4G based PMR (Public Mobile Radio) plaform for use by public safety and security organisations....more

Digicel Invests US$500,000 in the Hinterland of Suriname
June 11th 2010 - 12:42 GMT
Digicel Suriname says that it has expanded its network to cover an additional 4,000 people by boosting coverage...more

In Iran, Internet is Lifeline and a Noose
June 10th 2010 - 09:09 GMT
Following last year's hotly contested elections in Iran, the Internet, social networking sites, blogs and cellphones were an empowering tool in the hand of opposition forces and everyday citizens. ...more

Ubidyne and ZTE Integrate Multi-Standard Active Antenna Systems
May 28th 2010 - 10:32 GMT
Antenna radio vendor, Ubidyne says that it has completed the integration of its multi-standard uB900 Antenna Embedded Radio product with ZTE's SDR (Software Defined Radio) basestation platform. ...more

Jinxed Mobile Number Barred After 3 Users Die in 10 Years
May 26th 2010 - 20:12 GMT
Bulgaria's Mobitel is reported to have stopped allocating the number 0888 888 888 to new subscribers after every single person assigned to it died in the last 10 years....more

Serbian Networks Being Shut-Down in Kosovo
April 25th 2010 - 10:45 GMT
The government of Kosovo has started forcing the shut-down of network infrastructure operated by Serbian mobile networks....more

A Phone in the Hand Maps Bird in the Bush
April 13th 2010 - 11:43 GMT
Australians are being encouraged to lend their iPhones to science, in a new initiative to uncover the behaviour of one of Queensland state's most elusive birds - the cassowary. ...more