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Apple unveils 4-inch iPhone SE, smaller iPad Pro

Apple has unveiled a new smaller, low-cost iPhone. The 4-inch iPhone SE replaces its previous iPhone 5S at the low-price end of its range, while offering some of the newer specifications of its top model, the iPhone 6S, such as the A9 processor and support for 4K video. Compared to the iPhone 5S, it also offers improved battery life, faster ... Read More »

US Supreme Court agrees to take Samsung appeal in Apple suit

The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider Samsung’s appeal in its patent dispute with Apple, the Wall Street Journal reports. The justices, in a brief written order, said they would review a lower court decision from last year that affirmed jury findings that Samsung copied Apple’s patented iPhone designs. Samsung had been ordered to pay Apple USD 930 million in ... Read More »

Telecom Italia CEO Patuano to leave company

Telecom Italia announced that negotiations are underway on an agreement for CEO Marco Patuano to leave the company. No details on the reason for his departure or his replacement were given.  According to media reports over the weekend, Patuano has clashed with Telecom’s new shareholder Vivendi on strategy, including over whether to sell the company’s unit in Brazil. Chairman Giuseppe ... Read More »

Zegona confirms exclusive talks to buy Yoigo

Spanish operator Zegona has confirmed it’s in exclusive talks to acquire the mobile operator Yoigo from TeliaSonera. TeliaSonera also confirmed the talks but did not provide further details on the potential divestment.  Earlier reports suggested Zegona was offering around EUR 500 million for Spain’s smallest mobile operator. Zegona is an investment vehicle set up by former Virgin Media finance director ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter seek US TV streaming rights – report

Facebook and Twitter have held talks with major US broadcasters over rights to stream live television on their social networking platforms, The New York Post reported. Facebook has notably approached NFL to secure football content and Twitter has told broadcasters it can deliver a younger audience, the paper said without naming its sources. Facebook, which has launched a web and ... Read More »

Lenovo loses Motorola head amid major reorganisation

Lenovo has started a major reorganisation process, realigning divisions and shuffling executives. The company said the moves, which include losing Motorola Mobility head Rick Osterloh, will drive stronger innovation, make more customer-centric products and experiences and grow faster. All changes will become effective on 1 April. The company will realign its PC Group (PCG), which will become Lenovo’s PC & ... Read More »

Freenet buys 24% in Swiss operator Sunrise

German operator Freenet is continuing its expansion through takeovers with the purchase of a 23.83 percent stake in the Swiss operator Sunrise. Freenet said it agreed to pay EUR 714 million for the shares from CVC Capital and will buy another 0.73 percent in the company next month. It’s also entitled to Sunrise’s dividend of EUR 3 per share for ... Read More »

T-Mobile stops throttling video data, YouTube joins Binge On

T-Mobile US announced changes to its ‘Binge On’ offer for zero-rated video streaming. When first launched in November 2015, the service limited the video resolution in order to conserve data. The operator said it’s now allowing video providers to choose to stream their services at native resolution, up to Ultra HD. This was one of the reasons that YouTube notably ... Read More »

Airtel to buy Videocon spectrum in 6 circles for INR 44 bln

Indian operator Bharti Airtel has agreed to acquire Videocon Telecom’s spectrum in six circles for INR 44.28 billion. Airtel will acquire rights to use 2×5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz frequency band. The spectrum deal includes Videocon’s spectrum in Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, UP (East), UP (West) and Gujarat. The spectrum license expires in December 2032. Videocon acquired the ... Read More »

China Mobile revenue up, profit slightly declines in 2015

China Mobile reported operating revenue of CNY 668.3 billion for 2015, which represents an increase of 2.6 percent year-on-year. Revenue from telecommunications services totaled CNY 584.1 billion, down 1.3 percent compared to 2014. EBITDA was CNY 240 billion, down by 0.7 percent. Profit reached CNY 108.5 billion, down 0.6 percent. For the first time, the company’s revenue from data services ... Read More »