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Smartphone shipments to surpass 1 billion

Smartphone shipments to surpass 1 billion

September 5, 2013 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3 percent year over year in 2013, marking a sharp rebound fromRead More

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 smartphone, available from September

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 smartphone, available from September

September 5, 2013 at 6:46 am 0 comments

Sony Mobile Communications today introduces Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof smartphone with a unique and groundbreaking camera experience. “Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, president and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Not only by bringingRead More

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile, breaks Guinness World Records

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile, breaks Guinness World Records

September 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile in one week and has a Guinness World Records achievement to prove it. The number of phones recycled is more than double the previous record. Through its standard phone take back programs including Sprint Buyback and other device-collection initiatives, Sprint continues to highlight the importance ofRead More

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson MBC

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson MBC

September 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC), which will provide up to 10 million users with a vast array of data options and more flexible on-demand subscriptions. Ericsson’s MBC allows mobile users to personalize both prepaid and postpaid data usage plans in real time. This solution, which isRead More

BICS launches crowd-sourcing model for fraud detection

BICS launches crowd-sourcing model for fraud detection

September 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

BICS, the strategic international wholesale partner to over 400 mobile operators worldwide, today announced the launch of FraudGuard, a fraud detection and prevention solution based on crowdsourcing model. This approach creates an active community of telecoms companies which as a whole gains insights on suspicious activities reported by BICS orRead More

Ballmer’s Open Letter on Nokia Acquisition

Ballmer’s Open Letter on Nokia Acquisition

September 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Microsoft is all set to acquire Nokia for $7.2 billion. Below is the letter Microsoft’s outgoing CEO wrote to its employees on the acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone business. Check the subject line!     From: Steve Ballmer To: MS FTEs Date: Sep. 2, 8:00 PM PDT (Sep. 3, 6:00Read More

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

September 3, 2013 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Nokia today announced that it has signed an agreement to enter into a transaction whereby Nokia will sell substantially all of its devices & services business and licence its patents to Microsoft for EUR 5.44 billion in cash, payable at closing. Nokia expects to book a gain on sale ofRead More

Ericsson to invest $1 bn for global ICT centers

Ericsson to invest $1 bn for global ICT centers

September 3, 2013 at 8:16 am 0 comments

Ericsson is planning to invest approximately SEK 7 billion or $1 billion in the coming five years to build three global ICT centers. High-tech, sustainable global ICT centers will support R&D and services organizations to bring innovation faster to the market and will focus on new technologies like cloud. TwoRead More

Verizon acquires 45% of Vodafone for $130 bn

Verizon acquires 45% of Vodafone for $130 bn

September 3, 2013 at 8:11 am 0 comments

Top US telecom operator Verizon on Monday agreed to buy 45% of Vodafone for $130 billion, which is said to be the third largest M&A deal in the global telecom industry. Both the companies have signed an agreement in this regard. As per the agreement Vodafone will get $58.9 billionRead More

Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone Group

Vodafone to invest £6 billion in Project Spring

September 3, 2013 at 6:43 am 0 comments

Vodafone plans to utilize Verizon stake sale amount for creating attractive growth opportunities for Vodafone in mobile and unified communications services. The transition to 4G and unified communications makes this the right time in the evolution of the sector for Vodafone to pursue further development and differentiation. Vodafone is executingRead More