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    51 Telecoms Launch LTE Networks so Far in 2014: GSA

    As many as 51 telecom operators have launched LTE networks so far in 2014, said GSA. The number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year, said GSA. The total number of LTE subscriptions is likely to reach 300 million from 245.4 million by March 31,…

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    Nokia to Buy Part of Panasonic’s Network Business

    Nokia said on Thursday it agreed to buy part of Panasonic’s (6752.T) telecoms network business to boost its operations in Japan, already a key market for the Finnish company. The deal covers Panasonic’s mobile phone wireless base station system business for operators and a related wireless equipment network, Nokia said. It did not disclose the…

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    Airtel May Hike Mobile Call Rates; Sell Mobile Towers in Africa

    Telecom major Bharti Airtel today indicated that it may cut down on discounts it offers on mobile call rates to push revenue from voice services. “There might be ups and downs in certain quarters, but the long-term secular opportunity for raising voice realisation remains, given the significant gap between headline tariff and the realised rates…

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    Microsoft Appoints John W. Stanton to Board of Directors

    Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that┬áJohn W. Stanton, a pioneer and innovator in the U.S. and global wireless industry, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, increasing the board’s size to 11 members. “John brings extraordinary experience in the mobile communications industry and deep business acumen, and we are delighted that he is…

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    Nokia Networks Bags Deals From RJio, Uninor; Pockets 12 Deals in H1

    Nokia Networks bagged a dozen deals with major Indian operators during the first half of 2014, against 16 signed last year, the company said on Wednesday, indicating better times for the Finnish telecom gear maker as it expects higher revenue from increased spend on data network expansion by carriers. The Helsinki-based Nokia has received a…

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  • Reliance Open to Offload 30% Stake in Jio

    Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is open to offloading up to 30% stake in its telecom venture, Reliance Jio, to a global strategic partner,┬áBusiness Standard┬áreports. The report said that the stake offload would allow Reliance to unlock the value. The stake sale will be done only after the telecom company has acquired a…

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    Controversial Aircel-Maxis Deal Raised in Lok Sabha

    The controversial Aircel-Maxis deal was raised in the Lok Sabha today, with AIADMK making a a strong demand that a former finance minister and his son should be probed by the CBI without delay. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, AIADMK leader M Thambidurai alleged irregularities in the grant of FIPB clearance to Aircel-Maxis deal…

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    Lenovo, Huawei’s Smartphone Shipment Grows in Q2: IDC

    Chinese smartphone makers racked up big gains as the global market for internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter, International Data Corp said. Huawei and Lenovo, both based in China, came out winners as a record-high 295.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC….

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    DoT to dial DeiTY to Prepare Cloud Roadmap for Govt

    The telecom department will shortly dial the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeiTY), and not the sector regulator, to formulate a cloud services deployment roadmap for all government organisations. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had initially mandated the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to send recommendations for migrating computing and data storage functions…

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