EC clears Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal

The European Commission gave the green-light to Nokia’s proposed multi-billion dollar acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, stating that the deal “would not raise competition concerns”. This is because “the parties are not close competitors and since a number of strong global competitors …

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ZTE debuts flagship smartphone in China, US

ZTE unveiled its latest flagship device, Axon, in its home market, following an earlier US unveiling, accompanied by a new wearable. Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Device, said: “Following its US debut last week, we are excited to bring …

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4G drives 43% profit growth for ZTE

ZTE said that 4G growth gave a strong boost to both profit and revenue in the first half of 2015. According to preliminary results released today, the company is expecting first half profit attributable to shareholders of CNY1.61 billion ($259.69 million), …

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ZTE launches thinnest Blade

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: ZTE has unveiled its thinnest Blade series smartphone and introduced its first ‘Smart Home’ gateway at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015. The 5-inch HD Blade D6 is just 6.95mm thick and weighs …

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ZTE targets top 3 smartphone spot in key markets by 2020

ZTE GLOBAL ANALYST CONFERENCE, SHANGHAI: Chinese equipment and device maker ZTE aims to become a top-three smartphone vendor in key global markets by 2020 and return to the top three in China in three years. The Shenzhen-based company is making …

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SoftBank signs “pre-5G/4.5G” deals with ZTE and Huawei

Japan’s third largest mobile operator SoftBank has signed separate TD-LTE network development deals with both of China’s major telecoms equipment makers – ZTE and Huawei. SoftBank said today it has worked out a deal with ZTE to use its “pre-5G” …

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ZTE and MTN launch IoT platform in Africa

Chinese vendor ZTE has partnered with Africa’s MTN Group to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing a dedicated network to connect devices and systems, as well as a global M2M SIM card in Africa. The platform, already live in …

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Asia Briefs: Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE, Qualcomm leads $6M investment in MangoPlate & more

Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE South Korea’s mobile operators – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – announced they will introduce the world’s first commercial interconnected VoLTE service this month. The service, officially unveiled by Minister Yang Hee Choi …

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China Mobile and ZTE trial 300Mb/s LTE-A in Guangzhou

China Mobile has teamed up with Chinese equipment vendor ZTE to trial tri-band carrier aggregation (CA) LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) to achieve theoretical peak download speeds of more than 300Mb/s using CAT 9 devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor. The downlink …

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