• 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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    Nokia Completes Panasonic Base Station Buy

    Nokia Networks on Monday completed the acquisition of part of Panasonic’s wireless network operations. The deal, struck in July, covers Panasonic’s LTE and 3G base station business and related mobile equipment, its fixed assets and business contracts, as well as 300 employees. Financial terms were not disclosed. Nokia said the transaction will improve the efficiency…

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  • Tablet Sales To Grow Just 8% in 2015

    The tablet market “collapsed” last year, and demand will continue to be slow in 2015, according to Gartner. The research firm expects sales to grow just 8% in 2015 to 233 million units, a far cry from the double-digit growth rates of the last two years. “The collapse of the tablet market in 2014 was…

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    NTT DOCOMO Files Arbitration Request Regarding Stake in Tata Teleservices

    NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced Monday that it submitted on January 3, 2015 a request for arbitration with Tata Sons Limited (Tata Sons), Tata Group’s holding company, pursuant to the shareholders agreement regarding the exercise of DOCOMO’s option to sell its stake in Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), a telecommunication service provider in India, as announced previously in…

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    Ericsson First To Give Smartphone Users Indoor Boost With License Assisted Access

    Ericsson technology innovation introduces LTE to unlicensed spectrum on small cells to deliver data-speed boost to smartphones – T-Mobile US, Inc. plans production trials in 2015. Improves app coverage for all smartphone users, increasing speeds on LAA-enabled devices, reducing wireless network congestion and ensuring fair sharing between LTE and Wi-Fi. Efficiently combines licensed and unlicensed…

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    Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) To Develop Submarine Cable System, Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia

    Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) announced that it was awarded a landmark contract via an open tender process to develop and construct a new submarine cable system, called Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The establishment of this new submarine cable system is part of the Government’s initiatives to increase…

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    Xiaomi Launches 4G Enabled Redmi 2 Smartphone

    Xiaomi which clocked 61 million sales in 2014 has reportedly unveiled its newest entry-level phone, the Redmi 2. The new device shares most of the features with the original model like, the 4.7-inch screen and the 1280 x 720 display however, it also sports a few welcomed changes from its antecedent including, a 64-bit Qualcomm…

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