Bharti Airtel secures $2.5B financing from Chinese banks

India’s Bharti Airtel has secured financing of up to $2.5 billion from two top Chinese banks as the company aims to invest further in the growth of its mobile data networks. The agreements came to the fore during Prime Minister Narendra …

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App Annie’s Audience Intelligence aims to boost demographic data

App Annie, a provider of analytics and market data for mobile apps, launched a new product called Audience Intelligence, aimed at helping industry professionals understand who is buying an app and why. It offers publishers a better understanding of users …

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Millicom CEO announces exit

Hans-Holger Albrecht (pictured), the president and CEO of Millicom, a Luxemburg-headquartered telecoms group with mobile operations in Africa and Latin America, is to stand down from his position at the end of the year. The company’s board of directors will …

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Telcos urged to innovate data tariffs to counter OTT threat

At LTE North America in Dallas this week, a panel featuring Wireless 2020, IBM, Allot Communications and US-based MVNO FreedomPop urged the service provider community to develop more flexible and tailored data bundles for customers.

4G, wifi drive out-of-home data boom – report

4G and public wifi networks now account for approximately 35.6 petabytes of data consumed by the UK public when out-of-home every month, according to a report by UK government advisory firm Broadband Stakholder Group (BSG). The study found that data consumed out of the home accounts for roughly 5% of all data used in the […]

Vodafone gets data-happy with NOW TV and Spotify

Vodafone has announced three initiatives encouraging more data consumption by UK and Australian users. The telco is announcing free subscriptions to BSkyB’s movie streaming service NOW TV for users in the UK, and free Spotify Premium accounts for Australian customers. Vodafone has stated that NOW TV is a free service to its 1.17 million LTE […]

Ericsson: China set to dominate LTE data

Infrastructure giant Ericsson forecasts total mobile data traffic growth will increase ten-fold between now and 2019, on the back of smartphone subscription growth that is expected to grow at four times the rate of total mobile subscriptions, and total global LTE subscriptions that are forecasted to grow 13-fold.