OFCA dismisses ‘SIM locking’ case against Apple, 3 operators

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Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (OFCA) has rejected the anti-competitive conduct accusations against Apple Asia and mobile operators SmarTone Mobile, Hutchison and CSL. The decision follows a complaint filed by Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT). HKT claimed that Apple acting either unilaterally or jointly with SmarTone, Hutchison and CSL engaged in anti-competitive practices by marketing SIM locked iPhone 5 handsets and certain …

EditorOFCA dismisses ‘SIM locking’ case against Apple, 3 operators

Smartphone trade-in programme by Nawras (Oman)

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Nawras is giving customers the chance to trade in their outdated smartphones as part of Oman’s first ever exchange programme, in partnership with Redeem, an electronics recycling company. Customers can swap their devices for discounts on the latest smartphones for Shahry customers, or make postpaid bill payments or add credit to their prepaid account. The service, known as ‘Baddel’, will …

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Warid Telecom tests LTE services in Lahore (Pakistan)

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Pakistani telecommunications services provider Warid Telecom is currently testing LTE services in Kot Lakhpat, an industrial area of Lahore, The Express Tribune reports. The company has already bought sample handsets, dongles and USBs for 4G testing in certain locations. Warid has already sent a request to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) asking for authorization to launch 4G services through existing …

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Arima Communications aims to ship 13 mln handsets this year (Taiwan)

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Taiwan-based ODM Arima Communications aims to ship 13 million handsets this year compared to 11.7 million handsets in 2013, as reported by Digitimes. Smartphones accounted for 95% of total handsets shipped last year. Arima Communications sees a growing demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones in emerging markets as well as a takeoff in demand for 4G LTE smartphones in many …

EditorArima Communications aims to ship 13 mln handsets this year (Taiwan)