Asia’s scale of 4G rollouts drives innovation and cost cuts

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Asia’s scale of 4G deployments has not only led to lower network costs for the entire industry, it has also driven the overall level of maturity of 4G so that the …

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Oberthur, Mobeewave turn mobile devices into PoS terminals

Mobile security firm Oberthur Technologies and Mobeewave, a payments software company, have announced a solution that can turn an NFC device into a terminal that can handle payments. However, the solution only works with those NFC-enabled devices equipped with Oberthur’s own …

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Retailers see post-Apple Pay surge in NFC payments

Retailers in the US are seeing an uplift in tap-to-pay transactions in the three weeks following the launch of Apple Pay, according to The New York Times. Grocery chain Whole Foods said it had processed more than 150,000 Apple Pay …

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Sprint to take its time over VoLTE

Sprint’s VP of Technology Innovation and Architecture, Dr. Ron Marquardt, opened up LTE North America in Dallas today with a keynote speech offering up a full overview of the US telco’s LTE roll-out to date. Marquart also highlighted the key areas Sprint is looking into at the moment to further advance its LTE network services, […]

Microsoft signs up Opera to replace Nokia Store

Microsoft has signed a deal with Opera Software for all Nokia feature phones to use the Opera Mobile Store as the default app storefront, in place of Nokia Store. Nokia X smartphones, which run a version of Android, along with …

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Ofcom grabs 700MHz off digital telly, hands it to mobile data providers

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Ofcom is planning to nick some of the airwaves currently used by digital terrestrial telly and hand them over for mobile broadband use.…

Jolla Tablet to go ahead as it smashes through crowdfunding target

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup, reached and passed its crowdfunding target to build its first tablet computer within two hours of the campaign going live. The company was looking to raise $380,000 on the Indiegogo service to fund the manufacture …

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Huawei choses Skyfire for NFV video optimization

Chinese vendor Huawei has commenced a strategic partnership with Opera Software’s Skyfire unit to incorporate Skyfire’s Rocket Optimizer cloud-based video QoE solution into its Cloud Edge Virtual Multi-Service Engine (vMSE).

Airtel offloads towers in Tanzania, Malawi — report

Bharti Airtel agreed to sell mobile phone towers in Tanzania and Malawi to specialist players Helios Towers and Eaton Towers, according to Reuters. Sources said around 1,000 towers in Tanzania will go to Helios, while an unknown number of assets …

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