World’s leading mobile operators announce commitment to NFC technology

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Many of the world’s leading operators, including America Movil, Axiata Group Berhad, Bharti, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KT Corporation, MTS, Orange, Qtel Group, SK Telecom, SOFTBANK MOBILE, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telekom Austria Group, Telenor and Vodafone, have voiced their commitment to implementing Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, and intend to launch commercial NFC services in select markets by 2012. “NFC is perhaps …

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T-Mobile NL to roll out HSPA+ technology

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Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile Netherlands unit is planning to deploy HSPA+ technology offering peak connections of 21Mbps in the country this year, to meet growing demand for data services from Dutch users. T-Mobile’s initial focus is on expanding both coverage and capacity, as well as improving the network’s overall robustness. According to CTO Olivier Baujard, the Netherlands currently has the widest …

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Motorola announces retailer outlets for Xoom Tablet in Europe

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Motorola Mobility has announced that Carphone Warehouse, Best Buy, Currys and PC World in the UK as well as Deutsche Telekom in selected markets will be handling the sales of its Android 3.0 based XOOM tablet device. The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will launch with Motorola XOOM (3G/Wi-Fi).  Currys and PC World will launch with Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi in …

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Mobile Operators plan to make Instant Messaging, Live Video Sharing, and File Transfer as Easy on the Mobile as Calling and Text

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The GSMA is welcoming a new version of Rich Communication Suite (RCS) that will enable mobile phone customers to use instant messaging (IM), live video sharing and file transfer across any device on any network operator.  Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone intend to commercially launch RCS across several European markets from late 2011, and additional operators are …

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FreeMove forms partnership with MegaFon (Europe, Russia)

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­FreeMove, the mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, TeliaSonera and Telecom Italia has announced its partnership with Russian telecoms operator, MegaFon. As per the agreement, MegaFon will offer FreeMove’s enterprise mobility solutions to its multinational client base. According to Sergey Soldatenkov, MegaFon’s Chief Executive Officer, their partnership with FreeMove will provide them with the tools to offer their …

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T-Mobile rules out LTE launch, looking for Radio Spectrum Partners (USA)

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T-Mobile USA has outlined plans to catch up with its larger rivals and is targeting revenue increase of US$3 billion by 2014 and cost savings of a further US$1 billion by 2013. The company has however ruled out deploying an LTE network for several years, once devices are readily available and once device quality is on par with the HSPA+ …

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Sprint to raise fees for smartphone users (USA)

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US mobile phone network operator, Sprint Nextel is to raise the monthly fees it charges new smartphone users by $10 to reflect surging mobile data usage. The increase, effective from January 30, means that the lowest priced monthly service plan available to smartphone owners using Sprint Nextel’s network will rise to $80 a month. The new rate will apply to …

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Deutsche Telekom expects mobile web boost for U.S

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Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Rene Obermann has stated that the company hopes demand for faster mobile internet services will help it gain customers in the United States. According to him, mobile internet offers good growth chances at the moment, adding that Deutsche Telekom currently has the fastest network there. Obermann and new U.S. head Philip Humm are due on Thursday …

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Vivendi receives $1.67 billion for PTC stake (Poland)

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Vivendi has confirmed that it has received US$1.67 billion payment from Deutsche Telekom, bringing to an end its long-running dispute over Polish mobile phone operator Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC). According to Vivendi’s statement, the receipt of the funds effectively annuls the litigation surrounding PTC’s share capital ownership. Late last year Deutsche Telekom and Vivendi had announced that they had settled …

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Serbia extends Telekom Serbia deadline to March

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The Serbian Ministry of Finance working group for the privatization of 51% of shares in national telecommunications provider Telekom Serbia has extended the deadline for submitting binding bids until March 31. According to the Ministry, the deadline was pushed so that France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, as well as all other interested companies, will have enough time to study the …

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