BT launches VoIP smartphone app

UK fixed line incumbent BT is looking to take a slice of mobile operators

Rovio hits 1B downloads in 2012

Angry Birds maker Rovio exceeded one billion downloads during 2012, and hit 263 million monthly active users in December. There were 30 million downloads in Christmas week, with eight million on Christmas Day alone, it said. The December monthly active…

GSMA backs US app privacy recommendations

A set of recommendations on app privacy put forwards by the California Attorney General have been

C&W offloads Macau assets

Hong Kong operator CITIC Telecom is to take control of Macau operation Companhia de Telecomunica

mPowa considers launch in Brazil

UK firm mPowa is looking to launch in Brazil, as part of its strategy of targeting emerging markets with its service that enables businesses to accept payments on smartphone or tablets. The firm aims to repeat a recently announced deal …

Europe

Despite the economic downturn, intense competition, and regulatory actions, revenues for the European wholesale telecoms market remained steady between 2010 and 2011, according to research firm Ovum. In the firm

Apple cuts iPhone 5 component orders

Apple has reduced its orders for iPhone 5 components, according to Nikkei sources, suggesting that demand for the smartphone has been weaker than expected. Apple has cut orders for LCD screens and other parts for the first quarter of the …