ZTE, Lenovo, TCL select MediaTek MT6735 smartphone chip

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MediaTek has announced that its MT6735 quad-core 4G 64-bit full-mode chip has been adopted by Chinese manufacturers ZTE, Lenovo and TCL for their upcoming smartphones. MediaTek indicated that volume production for the MT6735 SoC has already started, as recently published in DigiTimes. The product will be incorporated into several new smartphones scheduled for launch in May. The MediaTek MT6735 is based on …

EditorZTE, Lenovo, TCL select MediaTek MT6735 smartphone chip

Telenor Bulgaria to continue as sponsor of Team of Hope

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Telenor Bulgaria will continue to be a general sponsor of the Team of Hope project for social integration of underprivileged young people. The event was also attended by this year’s Team of Hope ambassadors, Olympic champion Tereza Marinova and B.T.R. rock band lead singer Atanas Penev. This year, the project will extend its beneficiaries range. Besides young people living in …

EditorTelenor Bulgaria to continue as sponsor of Team of Hope

Telstra launches muru-D startup accelerator in Singapore

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Telstra has launched its muru-D startup accelerator programme in Singapore. The initiative seeks to attract the region’s digital talent, foster local technology innovation and grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Southeast Asia. Applications will open in May for 10 technology startups from across Southeast Asia to be recruited for the inaugural 6-month accelerator program, which begins in August. The successful startups …

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Telekom Malaysia targets 4.5% revenue growth this year

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Telekom Malaysia expects a revenue growth ranging between 4 percent and 4.5 percent in 2015. Earnings before interest and tax are also expected to increase at the same pace this year, local newspaper The Star reports, citing Telekom Malaysia CEO Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa. According to the company executive, Telekom Malaysia plans to use 20 percent of its total …

EditorTelekom Malaysia targets 4.5% revenue growth this year

Use of social media grows among Dutch advertisers

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Dutch advertisers have started using more social media, according to a study from MediaScience, performed by Adformatie among the top 1000 advertisers. Nearly 95% of the advertisers use platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Almost 70 of the marketers say they will increase advertising on social media, compared to the year before. Still, social media occupies a modest place within advertising, …

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Smartphone shipments up 17% y-on-y in Q1 to 288.5 mln

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According to a report by IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 336.5 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter, up 16.7% from the 288.5 million units in Q1 2014 but down by 10.9% from the 377.5 million units shipped in Q4 2014. In the overall mobile phone market (smartphones plus feature phones), vendors shipped 458.9 million units worldwide, down …

EditorSmartphone shipments up 17% y-on-y in Q1 to 288.5 mln

Based Q1 revenues fall 4.5% on stiff competition

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Belgian mobile operator Base Company, part of the KPN operations to be acquired by Telenet, recorded revenues for the first quarter down 4.5 percent to EUR 169 million. EBITDA fell 37%, partly due to one-time tax payment on installation points (pylon tax, EUR 16 million). The EBITDA slid to 15.4%. Without the one-off, the margin would have been at 22.5%. …

EditorBased Q1 revenues fall 4.5% on stiff competition

Equinix raises outlook after strong Q1

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Data centre operator Equinix reported first-quarter revenues up 11 percent year-on-year to USD 643.2 million and adjusted EBITDA rose 17% to USD 305.7 million. Both figures were better than the company’s guidance. Net profit reached USD 76.5 million or USD 1.34 per diluted share, and adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) rose 28% from a year ago to USD 221.8 million. …

EditorEquinix raises outlook after strong Q1

Maldives tops 687,000 mobile subscribers in March

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According to figures from the Communications Authority of Maldives, the Maldives mobile base grew to 687,171 subscribers in March, from 681,435 in February. Mobile teledensity rose to 197.7 in February from 202.67 in February. Of the total mobile subscribes, 80,595 are postpaid subscribers, and 606,576 are prepaid users. The number of fixed telephone lines (including payphones) fell to 22,420 in …

EditorMaldives tops 687,000 mobile subscribers in March

TIM Brasil sells first 4,176 towers to American Towers

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Brazil’s TIM Participacoes has completed the sale of the first tranche of telecommunciations tower to American Tower do Brasil. As a result, American Tower effectively acquired 4,176 telecommunication towers, upon payment of approximately BRL 1.9 billion to TIM Celular. In according to the purchase and sale agreement, TIM expects the sale of up to the remaining 2,305 telecommunication towers to …

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