Asia Briefs: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital, LG Uplus claims 600Mb/s with LTE-U & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital The Philippines’ largest operator PLDT announced a number of management changes along with its Q1 results, …

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Asia briefs: Android-to-iPhone 6 defections highest in China, Hon Hai again mulls investing in Sharp & more

Android-to-iPhone 6 defections highest in China A survey by Cowen & Co of 1,000 iPhone owners in China found that 30 per cent of iPhone 6/6+ owners said they had replaced an Android phone. This is more than double the …

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Hon Hai unit’s 2014 profit doubles

Taiwan’s FIH Mobile (formerly Foxconn International Holdings), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision, reported its net profit last year jumped 118 per cent to $169 million (TWD5.3 billion) on strong demand for smartphones from Apple and Chinese vendors. The Hong …

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Hon Hai unit’s 2014 profit doubles

Taiwan’s FIH Mobile (formerly Foxconn International Holdings), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision, reported its net profit last year jumped 118 per cent to $169 million (TWD5.3 billion) on strong demand for smartphones from Apple and Chinese vendors. The Hong …

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Foxconn to trim workforce as industry growth slows

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision (better known as Foxconn) plans to trim its workforce of 1.3 million as falling smartphone growth is slowing its once spectacular revenue performance. Foxconn is the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world and a key …

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Foxconn expects record profits for 2014

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry (better known as Foxconn), the largest electronics contract manufacturer in the world, expects strong demand last year from Apple and other smartphone brands to fuel record profits for the firm. Foxconn’s consolidated sales increased 6.5 …

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