Myanmar invites bids for fourth operator

Myanmar invited local firms to step forward for a fourth mobile licence in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. In a two-stage process, local public companies with registered capital of at least $2.3 billion are invited to state their …

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MWC Shanghai: Beyond the highlights

The three-day Mobile World Congress Shanghai drew in tens of thousands who heard about how 5G will be an enabler for every industry, why operators need more spectrum and how financial services will help drive mobile broadband adoption in developing …

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MWC Shanghai 2015 Keynote: KDDI

Tadashi Onodera, chairman of KDDI, presents in the keynote focused on ‘Mobile Identity for the Connected Life.’

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KDDI aims to offload 65% of mobile data to WiFi this year

LIVE FROM BROADBAND ASIA, SINGAPORE: Japanese operator KDDI’s push over the past year to boost WiFi offload has resulted in a sharp increase in the amount of data moved off macro sites as well as huge savings in wireless capex. …

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LG Uplus claims first commercial VoLTE roaming

South Korea’s third largest mobile operator, LG Uplus, launched voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming with Japan’s KDDI and plans to announce deals with additional foreign operators soon. The commercial roaming service, which it claims is the world’s first, is only …

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Asia Briefs: Globe sees profit in carrier billing; True & China Mobile launch low-cost roaming & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Globe sees profit in carrier billing Globe Telecom said its direct carrier billing service for apps has become a major driver in …

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Operators interested in Taiwan Star’s majority stake – report

At least five local and foreign operators have expressed interest in taking the majority stake in Taiwan Star owned by food conglomerate Ting Hsin International. Ting Hsin, which is facing charges of distributing tainted cooking oil, has a 52 per …

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KDDI targets 2nd year of double-digit profit growth

Japan’s KDDI posted strong gains in both profit and revenue for the first nine months of its fiscal year, with 4G subscribers almost doubling and ARPU stable. Its net income for the period ending 31 December expanded 30 per cent …

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Mozilla sees Firefox OS momentum beyond smartphones

LIVE FROM CES 2015: Mozilla announced a number of developments with its Firefox OS platform, which it said shows the flexibility of the platform “across device categories and user experiences”. The most high-profile product was Panasonic’s Life+ Screen 4K Ultra …

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