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HTC reports results after spike in share price

HTC has published a limited profit and loss account for the first two months of the year, at the request of the Taiwan Stock Exchange.  The report follows sharp rises in HTC’s share price in recent days. The stock has gained nearly 50 percent since the start of this year.  The smartphone maker had already released monthly revenue figures, showing a ... Read More »

Numericable-SFR sales decline 3.5 percent in 2015

French operator Numericable-SFR posted revenue down 3.5 percent to EUR 11.04 billion in 2015, compared with EUR 11.44 billion in 2014. B2C sales declined by 3.7 percent to EUR 7.6 billion, and B2B decreased by 4.8 percent to EUR 2.12 billion, while wholesale revenue grew by 0.2 percent to EUR 1.33 billion. The group estimates that it made around EUR ... Read More »

LG unveils K8, K5 mid-range smartphones

LG Electronics has expanded its K Series smartphone lineup with the launch of the K8 and K5 mid-range devices. LG introduced the K10, K7 and K4 earlier this year. The K8 and K5 will be introduced in key markets this week. The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. ... Read More »

Dutch mobile market slows revenue decline in 2015

The contraction in the Dutch mobile services industry, which gained a fourth operator in Tele2 in 2015, slowed to 3.3 percent last year, for total revenues of EUR 4.9 billion. The rate of decline more than halved compared to 7.5 percent in 2014. According to Telecompaper’s latest quarterly Dutch Mobile Operators report, the four network providers continued to see price ... Read More »

Qualcomm Technologies releases new VR SDK

Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies released a new virtual reality (VR) software development kit (SDK). The new Snapdragon VR SDK is designed to abstract the complexity of immersive virtual reality and provide developers with access to optimised, advanced VR features, to simplify development and to help them attain improved VR performance and power efficiency with the Snapdragon 820 ... Read More »

Icann adopts transition plan away from US management

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has completed its proposal for the transition to a new governance system at its latest meeting in Marrakesh. The plan was handed over to the US government for approval, ahead of the expected end to US stewardship of the internet naming system in September.  Under the new proposal, a new model ... Read More »

Ziggo halts decline in NPS in Q4

Ziggo, the largest player in the Dutch triple-play market, brought an end in Q4 2015 to the drop in its Net Promoter Score (NPS), according to Telecompaper’s latest ‘Triple Play Insights’ report. The NPS measures customer loyalty to a certain brand. Ziggo’s NPS increased by seven points in Q4, after a period of decline started a year ago after its merger ... Read More »

RTL Group reports record EUR 6.03 bln revenue for 2015

European entertainment network RTL Group has reported record revenue of EUR 6.03 billion for 2015, up 3.8 percent from EUR 5.81 billion in 2014, driven by  increasing revenue at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, growing digital revenue and favourable exchange rate effects. Group revenue is well diversified with 53.7 percent from broadcast advertising (TV and radio), 22 percent from content, 8.4 percent ... Read More »

Google releases Android N preview for developers

Google has released a preview of the next version of the Android operating system, known as Android N. The company normally releases a new version of Android at its I/O developers conference in May, but said it decided to bring forward the release in order to give developers more time for feedback. Google said it aims to have the final ... Read More »

IHS to acquire HTN tower sites in Nigeria

African telecom infrastructure provider IHS and Helios Towers Nigeria have entered into an agreement under which IHS will acquire HTN’s portfolio of 1,211 diversified tower sites throughout Nigeria. Subject to the usual regulatory approvals, IHS will acquire the entire issued share capital of HTN from HTN Towers, which is ultimately owned by Helios Investment Partners, Pembani Group, First City Monument ... Read More »