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Telia, Telenor outsource Danish network operations to Nokia

Telenor and Telia have chosen Nokia as the new partner to run their joint mobile network in Denmark, known as the TT network. From October, Nokia will take over operational management and development of the radio access network for the operators. Nokia was already the supplier of the Single RAN. 

Fujitsu planning to sell mobile phone business - report

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu is planning to sell off its mobile phone operations after struggling to compete with global rivals in recent years, according to a Nikkei report. Tokyo-based Fujitsu spun off its mobile phone operations into a separate company in February 2016 and is now looking for ...

Google releases Android Oreo during solar eclipse

Google has unveiled the latest version of the Android operating system during the solar eclipse in the US on 21 August. Known as Android 8.0 Oreo, the first developers preview of the software was released already in March. 

Google to release Android O during solar eclipse

Google announced that it will unveil the latest version of the Android operating system during the solar eclipse in the US on 21 August. The event will be live-streamed from New York that afternoon. 

Cisco to acquire software developer Springpath for USD 320 mln

Cisco has announced plans to acquire hyperconvergence software developer Springpath for USD 320 million in cash. California-based Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems, said Cisco. The purchase follows a ...

HTC slashes price of Vive virtual reality headset by USD 200

HTC has announced that it's reducing the price of its Vive virtual reality headset from USD 799 to USD 599 in a bid to compete with Facebook, which recently cut the price of its Oculus Rift headset to a permanent USD 499, or USD 399 during a time-limited temporary summer promotion. In a statement, ...

Vocus ends takeover talks with KKR, as FY profit hit by AUD 1.5 bln impairment

All takeover discussions between Australian operator Vocus and KKR have ceased, with the US investment house saying it is unable to come out with terms acceptable to the Vocus board. KKR made a bid in June for the company at AUD 3.50 per share. Vocus then received another takeover offer from private ...

Essential Phone pre-orders start, deliveries expected in September

US operator Sprint and Canada's Telus have announced the beginning of pre-orders for Essential Phone, the first smartphone from Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Products. The Essential Phone is also available on Essential.com, Amazon and Best Buy for pre-order, with the first deliveries ...

Essential Phone pre-orders start at Sprint, deliveries expected in September

Sprint has announced the beginning of pre-orders for Essential Phone, the first smartphone from Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Products. In a statement, Sprint confirmed it will be the exclusive US retail carrier for Essential Phone, with the black version available for pre-order now and ...

Lenovo posts quarterly loss on higher costs, flat sales

Lenovo moved to a net loss of USD 72 million in its fiscal first quarter to June, versus a profit of USD 173 million a year ago, after a rise in costs and flat sales in the period. Revenue of USD 10.012 billion was little changed compared to USD 10.056 billion a year earlier, and the operating ...

Turner secures Champions League rights, launches sports OTT platform in US

Turner Broadcasting System has announced a three-year multi-platform rights agreement to air the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the US, beginning with the 2018-19 season. At the same time, the broadcaster also revealed plans to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming video ...

Ericsson could downsize foreign workforce by 25,000 - report

Ericsson's plan to cut its costs further could affect approximately 25,000 jobs, according to Sweden newspaper Svenska Dagbladet's sources. An article on its website said it will be overseas staff that are hit by the reductions. The newspaper said Ericsson had declined to give it any comment on its ...

Telstra to lower dividend as investment accelerates

Australian operator Telstra reported total income from continuing operations of AUD 28.2 billion for financial year 2017, an increase of 4.3 percent year-on-year. EBITDA increased 2.0 percent to AUD 10.7 billion, while basic earnings per share on a reported basis increased 2.8 percent to 32.5 ...

Asus unveils flagship Zenfone 4 plus new selfie smartphones

Asus has unveiled new smartphones in its ZenFone range, including the flagship ZenFone 4 and 4 Pro and mid-range 'selfie' phones. The new series continues to promote top photo features, like the previous ZenFone range from Asus.

Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement

Ericsson announced it's suing French smartphone maker Wiko for patent infringement. The suits were filed in the regional courts of Duesseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, for infringement of patents essential to 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents.

HMD unveils first premium smartphone, the Nokia 8

HMD Global has unveiled its first premium smartphone under the Nokia brand. The flagship Nokia 8 will sell from Sepember for EUR 599. 

America Movil wins Mexican court victory over interconnection fees

Mexico's Supreme Court has again ruled partly in favour of America Movil in one of the company's injunctions against the 2013-14 telecommunications reform, reports Reuters. In its judgment on one of the key provisions of the reform, the court said America Movil should not be barred by law from ...

Cisco quarterly results fall as expected, sees further sales drop in Q1

Cisco reported a further fall in revenues and profit in the company's fiscal fourth quarter to July. Revenue fell 4 percent year-on-year to USD 12.1 billion, and net profit was down 14 percent to USD 2.4 billion or USD 0.48 per share, in line with the company's outlook. Results also fell over the ...

T-Mobile US claims world first with launch of 4G in 600 Mhz band

T-Mobile US announced that it's started deploying the spectrum in the 600 MHz band acquired earlier this year on its LTE network, claiming a world first for 4G services in the frequency band. The company said the first sites were switched on in Cheyenne, Wyoming using Nokia equipment. 

Chinese internet majors to invest in telecom operator Unicom

China's top internet companies have agreed to invest in telecom operator China Unicom, marking a new step in opening up the state-controlled telecom sector to outside investment. China Unicom said it will sell around CNY 78 billion in new shares, giving the strategic investors a combined 35 percent ...

Apple sets USD 1 bln budget for original content - report

The figure of USD 1 billion is equal to around half what HBO spent on content last year. Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue is hoping to make high-quality video similar to HBO shows such as Game of Thrones, the report said. 

Broadcom unveils first chips with next-generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi

Broadcom announced the launch of Max WiFi, claiming an industry first with products using the next Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax. The Max WiFi chips enable up to four times faster download speeds, six times faster upload speeds, four times better coverage, and seven times better battery life than the ...

West Europe tablet market almost returns to growth in Q2

The tablet market in Western Europe posted just a 0.5 percent year-on-year contraction in Q2, according to IDC. In total, 7.0 million devices were shipped in the region, which shows an almost complete recovery of the market. Apple ranked first with 27.0 percent market share and growth of 12.0 ...

India adds nearly 6 mln phone subscribers in June

India ended June with 1.210 billion telephone subscribers, up by 5.86 million from May. The total comprises 1.186 billion mobile subscribers, up by 6.02 million in the month, and 24 million fixed-line subscribers, down by 16,000 users in the month. In June, 5.88 million subscribers submitted ...

Pandora names Sling TV's Lynch as CEO

Digital music service Pandora appointed Roger Lynch as CEO and president, effective 18 September. Naveen Chopra, who has served as Pandora's interim CEO since June, will continue in his role as CFO. In addition, Pandora announced it appointed Michael Lynton to its board of directors. As the founding ...

Claro, Movistar win additional 4G spectrum in Uruguay

Claro and Movistar have each secured additional 4G spectrum in an auction in Uruguay. Claro spent USD 35.2 million for two blocks of 2x5 MHz in the 700 MHz band and two blocks of 2x5MHz in the 1,700/2,100 MHz band. Movistar spent in total USD 30.9 million for three blocks of 2x5 MHz in the 700 MHz ...

Australia's NBN nearly doubles footprint in year to June

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's broadband network, has announced that, in the 12 months ended 30 June 2017, the number of premises ready for service almost doubled from 2.9 million to 5.7 million, exceeding the 2017 Corporate Plan target of 5.4 million. The number of homes and businesses ...

Telefonica considers starting own Netflix in Europe - report

Telefonica is considering launching an OTT video streaming service outside its home market in Europe, in order to monetize its growing audiovisual production, El Pais reports. At the moment the programmes are only available over its Movistar+ service in Spain, but this could be expanded to other ...

China Unicom H1 profit up 69% on lower revenues

China Unicom said it expects its service revenue for the first half of 2017 to reach CNY 124.1 billion, which represents an increase of 3.2 percent year-on-year. Mobile service revenue is expected to be around CNY 76.8 billion, up by 5.2 percent year-on-year. Due to the intense competition in the ...

HTC reduces losses in Q2, sales up 11% vs Q1

HTC narrowed its losses in the second quarter thanks to a continued reduction in costs. The net loss reduced to TWD 2.0 billion from TWD 3.1 billion a year ago, and the operating loss narrowed to TWD 2.2 billion from TWD 4.2 billion. 

Facebook tests 'Moments' lookalike app in China

It shares the look, function and feel of Facebook's Moments app, but Colorful Balloons connects users through China's biggest social network, WeChat. The app is designed to collate photos from a smartphone's photo albums and then share them via QR codes.