T-Mobile Hungary’s LTE subs up 70% in 2014

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T-Mobile Hungary saw its number of LTE subscribers increase to 450,000 by year-end 2014 from 320,000 in October 2014. This is more than a 70% increase compared to the end of 2013. The total data traffic (2G, 3G, 4G) increased by about 25% between year-end 2013 and year-end 2014, and LTE data traffic tripled during the same period. The growth of …

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Maintel launches Avaya cloud service for mid-market firms

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UK business operator Maintel has launched Maintel Cloud – powered by Avaya, its latest carrier grade cloud offering targeting mid-market enterprises. The service uses the Avaya Aura Contact Centre and Unified Communications product suites. The distributor is one of a handful of early adopters selected to deliver the new Avaya Cloud Solutions over BT Wholesale’s high-speed managed Ethernet network. It …

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Adamo launches mobile offer for fibre customers

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Spanish regional fixed broadband operator Adamo has joined forces with MVNO MasMovil to launch a low-cost mobile offer for its fibre customers. Adamo currently offers FTTH at speeds of up to 1 Gbps download and 200 Mbps upload in many localities throughout Catalonia as well as Seville. Its customers can now subscribe to Adamo Movil at a monthly cost of …

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Phablet shipments to jump by 2019 to 400 mln

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Over 400 million phablets will ship in 2019 from the 138 million devices expected to ship this year, according to a new report by Juniper. The steep rise will be driven budget devices, namely smartphones with 5.5-6.9 inch screens, with exposure provided by the iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, as smartphone screen sizes keep growing, many flagship smartphones will likely be …

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ZTE unveils Blade S6 smartphone in Hong Kong

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ZTE announced a new premium mass-market smartphone in its Blade range. The Blade S6 is named after six key features: ZTE’s Smart Sense gesture motion control, the first deployment of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset running Android 5.0, a SLR-like camera with Sony sensor, Hi-Fi sound, ZTE’s MiFavor 3.0 user interface and ZTE’s AliveShare application for sharing content between phones. …

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Slovak Telekom covers 52% of population with LTE

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Slovak Telekom announced that as of 01 January, it covered 52% of the population with its LTE network. The 4G network is currently accessible in 84 cities and municipalities. The list of ten new cities covered is: Brezova pod Bradlom, Krupina, Myjava, Roznava, Skalica, Sliac, Snina, Stara Lubovna, Sturovo and Tlmace, as reported by sources. At the same time, at the end …

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Telefonica, Allied Fiber sign US dark fibre deal

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Telefonica Global Solutions, the multinational, wholesale and roaming unit of the Spanish operator, has signed a 20-year agreement with US-based Allied Fibre for dark fibre, collocation and interconnection services. Under the deal, Telefonica will have dedicated access and use of its own physical network infrastructure within the Allied Fiber system, giving it greater control of service provisioning, network scalability and …

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AT&T revenues rise 3.8% in Q4

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AT&T reported fourth-quarter revenues of USD 34.4 billion, up 3.8% from the prior year. The company moved to an operating loss of USD 5.6 billion compared to operating income of USD 12.2 billion, due to a number of one-time charges signaled earlier, mainly for pension costs. On an adjusted basis, operating income declined to USD 4.9 billion from USD 5.2 …

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CTU inks social media monitoring contract with Brand Embassy

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Czech regulator CTU is extending its social network activities. So far, it has only been present on Twitter for communication with consumers. With regard to consumer protection requirements, CTU has signed an agreement with the company Brand Embassy, which deals with monitoring social media. CTU will thus be better informed on issues commonly raised by users and get feedback on …

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Sony to cut 1,000 jobs at smartphone business – report

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Sony plans to eliminate another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone operations, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The new cuts will reduce staff in the division to about 5,000 after including 1,000 job losses previously announced by the company. The cuts will affect Sony’s operations in China, the UK and Sweden, as reported. CFO Kenichiro Yoshida is ending …

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