Asia Briefs: APAC operator capex up 4.2% in 2014, Acer expands IoT partnerships & more

APAC operator capex rose 4.2% in 2014 Global telecoms operator capex growth outpaced revenue growth last year, with capex expanding 2.9 per cent to $352 billion while service revenue inched up 0.4 per cent $1.99 trillion, according to IHS Infonetics. …

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Asia Briefs: SoftBank to merge 4 units, Singapore’s IDA plans TDD hetnet trials & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: SoftBank to merge 4 telecom units SoftBank Group announced it will merge its four telecoms units – SoftBank Mobile, SoftBank BB, SoftBank Telecom …

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Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo, ZTE all launch smartphones at CES 2015

Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo and ZTE have all announced new mid- and lower-end smartphones. This flurry of new mobile devices comes just ahead of the CES event commencing in Las Vegas later today, and each of the Far Eastern device makers seemed keen to ensure their new mobiles were getting noticed early.

Asia Briefs: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band, TD-LTE connections near 100M & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band The Cellular Operators Association of India has called on the government to reconfigure the …

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Acer debuts first LTE tablet

Acer unveiled its first tablet device to support 4G connectivity, called Iconia Talk S. As the name suggests, the device also supports voice calls, with a 3G radio “securing seamless voice calls”. Download speeds for the integrated LTE data connectivity …

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