Lea to replace Lowery as GM of O2 UK stores

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O2 UK general manager for retail operations, Crispin Lowery, will leave Telefonica group at the end of June and will be succeeded by Bridget Lea, currently head of stores, a company spokesman Mobile Today. Lea will report to sales and service director Feilim Mackle. Lowery is headed to Google, according to a number of unnamed sources. He has been with …

EditorLea to replace Lowery as GM of O2 UK stores

AussieSim to list on Australian stock exchange in June

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Australian prepaid travel SIM provider AussieSim is set to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) as ZipTel after raising AUD 5 million in a reverse takeover of sports merchandise firm Skywards Limited, as reported by ZDNet. Last January, Skywards entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100 percent of AussieSim. Skywards will be renamed ZipTel Limited and is expected …

EditorAussieSim to list on Australian stock exchange in June

SK Telecom, Cast Pro launch Smart Mirroring

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South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom has launched Smart Mirroring, a device that mirrors the screens of smart devices such as smartphones and tablet computers on TVs, as reported by Korea IT Times. The launch was made in association with ICT venture Cast Pro. SK Telecom’s Smart Mirroring supports dual-band Wi-Fi.

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Nextel Brasil introduces data-sharing service

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Nextel Brasil has introduced the data-sharing plan Nextel Connect, thanks to which customers can share the contracted amount of data with up to three other devices (tablet, notebook or another smartphone). The cost of the service is BRL 25 per device, coupled to a 3G plan from Nextel. The operator also introduced the new “Top Up” service, that instantly re-establishes …

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MTN Uganda launches Internet Bus to boost ICT literacy

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The MTN Uganda Foundation has unveiled its MTN Internet Bus, which is intended to improve ICT education across the country. It equipped with sixteen computer working stations powered by MTN’s 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi services. The Internet Bus is estimated to have cost in excess of UGX 600 million. CEO Mazen Mroue said the introduction of the bus part of …

EditorMTN Uganda launches Internet Bus to boost ICT literacy

Polkomtel gives away tablets in Facebook game

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Polkomtel, the¬†Polish mobile operator, operating the Plus network, announced a contest on Facebook for customers to win Lenovo Yoga 3G tablets. The competition is based on a game promoting the speed and qualities of the operator’s mobile internet service. It runs until 30 June. Two tablets will be available to win.

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STC offers discount on Blackberry Q10

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Saudi operator STC offers its customers a SAR 700 discount on the Blackberry Q10, for SAR 1,099 instead of SAR 1,799, with a prepaid SIM and 50 SMS, 50 minutes and 250 MB monthly for three months. STC also offers the Blackberry Q10 with Postpaid plans, such as the 400 Postpaid monthly plan for 18 or 12 months.

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XtremePush deploys iBeacon technology at RDS Stadium

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Mobile marketing systems provider XtremePush deployed Apple’s iBeacon technology at the RDS Stadium after signing an agreement with Leinster Rugby. The iBeacon system enables smartphones to be located with pinpoint accuracy inside a range of detectors. During the recent RaboDirect Pro 12 semi-final at the RDS stadium, mobile-minded supporters received push notifications through the Leinster Rugby App, triggered by specially …

EditorXtremePush deploys iBeacon technology at RDS Stadium

MobileIron to raise up to USD 128 mln in IPO

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MobileIron expects to raise up to USD 128 million in its initial public offering of shares. In a filing with the SEC, the mobile security company said it will sell 11.1 million shares at USD 8-10 each, plus an over-allotment option of 1.67 million more shares. That’s equal to around 15 percent of its outstanding shares. At the midpoint of …

EditorMobileIron to raise up to USD 128 mln in IPO

Tele2 names new management for Moscow division

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Tele2 Russia announced new commercial and technical directors for its Moscow macro-region division. Dmitry Grigoryev was named commercial director and will oversee product development and promotion in the city and region of Moscow. The technical directorate will be headed by Sergei Bratukin, managing network development and implementation of promotional strategies in the region. Grigoryev comes from VimpelCom, where he was …

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