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    T-Mobile US to Trial LTE On Unlicensed Spectrum

    T-Mobile US and Ericsson have announced plans to trial a new technology that combines licensed and unlicensed spectrum to deliver a significant increase in data speed. The technology is called Licence Assisted Access (LAA), and the Swedish equipment maker plans to integrate it into its small cell products from the fourth quarter. T-Mobile plans to…

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    All Available Spectrum To Be Put Up For Sale: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said all airwaves currently available for commercial use have been put on sale, as he defended the government against the charge that it had deliberately chosen to auction a limited quantity of 3G spectrum in order to drive bidding levels higher. “In spite of availability constraints, our intention was…

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    Xiaomi Keen On Working With Indian Startups in Mobile Technology

    Xiaomi, which recently closed a $1-billion funding round, is keen to work with Indian startups in mobile technology, content aggregation and connected devices, a top company executive has told ET. For Xiaomi India, setting up its own startup ecosystem, like it has done in China, is one of its key priorities this year. “We may…

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    Verizon Mulls AOL Deal, But CEO Says No To Takeover

    Verizon sees considerable opportunities to partner with media companies, but recent rumours that it is looking to acquire AOL now look unlikely to come to anything. “AOL, along with lots of other media companies, are potential [candidates] for us to do partnering with, on a commercial basis or whatever,” said Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, in…

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  • Thai Junta Depowers Telecom Watchdog

    Thailand’s cabinet of ministers has approved a new draft frequency act that strips the autonomy of regulator NBTC and puts the new frequency watchdog under direct policy control of the Digital Economy Commission chaired by junta leader General Prayuth Chanocha. The draft will now go to the junta-appointed national legislative assembly to be passed into…

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    Limited 3G Auction Raises Fear of Fierce Bidding

    The government’s decision to limit the auction of third generation spectrum to just one block of 5 Mhz has exacerbated the telecom industry’s fear of fierce bidding, which could worsen the sector’s already-high debt position by inflating it beyond Rs 3 lakh crore. “Lack of 900 Mhz frequency was already a matter of concern, now…

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