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    Telefonica Committed to Playing a Role in ‘belly telly’, Wearables

    Telefonica is committed to maintaining a relationship with its customers across all devices, from smartphones to tablets and wearables, a company executive insisted on Tuesday. Telecoms operators need to be a part of the relationship their customers have with content, Stephen Shurrock, director of innovation and digital disruption at Telefonica, told delegates at the 2014…

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    GCX Kicks Off Emerging Market Cloud push with London Launch

    ‘We want to be the facilitator of the next Amazon,’ GCX chief executive says. Global Cloud Xchange has lofty ambitions to dominate the cloud services enablement space in emerging markets and to that end on Tuesday announced its first European cloud node in London. Making the announcement at a press event at day one of…

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    Alcatel-Lucent, Inmarsat Team for in-flight Broadband

    Alcatel-Lucent has teamed up with Inmarsat to develop a fully integrated telecommunications network to deliver high-speed broadband services to air travellers across the EU. The network is scheduled to enter commercial service by the end of 2016. The companies said network “will be the world’s first truly hybrid” aviation network, consisting of an S-band satellite…

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  • Thailand Plans National Backhaul Company

    The Thai government has announced plans to set up a National Backbone Holding Company that would own and operate telecom assets nationwide. The planned company would seek to reduce redundancies in network equipment and reduce the prices for broadband services, the Bangkok Post reported. A national backbone holding company could inherit the 150,000km of fiber owned by…

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    Zain Saudi Says Rejects Mobily’s $586 mln Claim

    Zain Saudi, Saudi Arabia’s No.3 telecom operator, said on Tuesday that a 2.2 billion riyals ($586.28 million) claim from Mobily was unfounded after its larger rival sought arbitration for this amount, plus damages. Saudi Arabia’s market regulator suspended share trading in both companies following Mobily’s morning announcement that it was taking Zain Saudi to arbitration…

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    M1 Launches 300Mbps LTE-A

    Singapore’s M1 has launched the nation’s first nationwide 300Mbps LTE-A network after upgrading its existing 4G infrastructure. The operator is offering the service for 4G customers with compatible devices at no extra charge. M1 COO Patrick Schodeller said this is the latest upgrade to the company’s 4G network. “In 2012, we launched Southeast Asia’s first…

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  • Japan’s NTT, NEC, KDDI Set for India Joint Ventures

    Executives of Japanese telecom firms NTT Communications, NEC Corp and KDDI Corp and top officials from the country’s internal affairs and communications ministry will call on telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday to explore a clutch of mega technology joint ventures, two persons familiar with the matter told ET. The joint ventures are likely…

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