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32% of Dutch use smart TV to access internet - Telecompaper

27 Mar 2015 16:37 CET | Netherlands

Almost a third (32%) of Dutch with access to internet via a television screen in the fourth quarter used a smart TV, according to research from Telecompaper's Consumer Panel ...

BlackBerry returns to profit despite lower revenues in Q4

27 Mar 2015 13:25 CET | World

BlackBerry said revenues for its fourth quarter to 28 February fell to USD 660 million from 3.3 billion the year before, including negative forex effects of USD 12 million. ...

ITU sends emergency telecom equipment to Vanuatu

27 Mar 2015 09:47 CET | Vanuatu

The International Telecom Union (ITU) said it has deployed emergency telecommunication equipment to Vanuatu following the damage caused last week by category 5 tropical storm ...

Farmville maker Zynga to face lawsuit over 2011 IPO

27 Mar 2015 09:11 CET | World

Social game developer Zynga, best known for its 'Farmville' game, is to face a lawsuit alleging fraud by its management regarding its prospects before and after a December ...

New Google CFO could get USD 70 mln in 2 yrs

27 Mar 2015 09:01 CET | World

Google said in a regulatory filing that it could be paying newly appointed CFO Ruth Porat a base salary of USD 650,000 a one time bonus of USD 5 million after one year, plus ...

Safe harbour rules do not protect citizens' data - EC lawyer

26 Mar 2015 19:24 CET | Europe, Ireland

A European Commission attorney has warned EU citizens that if they want to keep information private from US security services, they should close their Facebook accounts ...

Amazon launches unlimited cloud storage for Cloud Drive

26 Mar 2015 18:56 CET | World

Amazon has announced unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive, two new storage plans for customers to securely store their existing content collections and ...

Vodafone spends GBP 2.78 bln on Indian spectrum licences

26 Mar 2015 18:54 CET | India

Vodafone India has acquired spectrum in 12 telecom circles for a total cost of INR 258.1 billion (GBP 2.78 billion). The mobile operator managed to acquire 900 MHz spectrum ...

Telecom Italia may officially reopen Metroweb talks - report

26 Mar 2015 11:43 CET | Italy

Telecom Italia may decide to officially reopen talks to take over fibre-optic provider Metroweb at its 26 March board meeting in Venice, according to unnamed sources cited by ...

Telefonica announces EUR 3 bln share issue for GVT purchase

26 Mar 2015 08:53 CET | Brazil, Italy, Spain

Telefonica has announced a capital hike of around EUR 3.05 billion to part fund its EUR 7.2 billion purchase of Brazilian broadband operator GVT. In a statement to Spain's ...

India raises INR 1.1 trillion in 19-day spectrum auction

26 Mar 2015 08:10 CET | India

The Indian government received provisional bids worth almost INR 1.10 trillion (approximately USD 17.6 billion) at the end of 110 rounds of bidding in the latest spectrum ...

Facebook offers app developers integration with Messenger

25 Mar 2015 21:14 CET | World

Facebook introduced at its annual developers conference F8 more than 25 new products and tools to help developers build, grow and monetise mobile apps. These include ...

4G drives increase in ZTE results

25 Mar 2015 15:45 CET | China, World

Growing sales of 4G network equipment and handsets led the increase in ZTE's results in 2014, according to the Chinese equipment maker's annual report. The group reported ...

EC outlines plans for Digital Single Market strategy

25 Mar 2015 13:20 CET | Europe

The European Commission has outlined plans for improving the digital single market in the EU. In a presentation in Brussels, the EC discussed its plans for legislation on the ...

BT re-enters mobile market with Sim-only data plans

25 Mar 2015 10:53 CET | United Kingdom

BT has launched three Sim-only plans offering 4G, access to over 5 million BT Wi-Fi hotspots, free BT Sport via the BT Sport app and family-friendly features like spending ...

Monitise to remain independent, with new CEO

25 Mar 2015 09:57 CET | World

Mobile money specialist Monitise has concluded the strategic review it announced in January, and said it will remain an independent company, having found this was the best ...

Telefonica agrees sale of O2 UK to 3 for GBP 10.25 billion

25 Mar 2015 08:45 CET | United Kingdom

Hutchison Whampoa reached an agreement with Telefonica to buy O2 UK for GBP 10.25 billion. The price includes an initial payment of GBP 9.25 billion and an additional GBP 1 ...

Google appoints Morgan Stanley's Porat as finance chief

24 Mar 2015 19:01 CET | World

The chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, Ruth Porat, is planning to leave the company to join Google in the same role, effective 26 May. She joined Morgan Stanley in ...

Netia CEO to take over at T-Mobile Poland

24 Mar 2015 10:54 CET | Poland

Adam Sawicki is to become the new CEO of T-Mobile Poland from June. Sawicki is currently director general and board chairman at Netia, the second biggest fixed operator in ...

USTelecom files appeal against FCC net neutrality rules

24 Mar 2015 09:09 CET | United States

Industry association USTelecom filed a review petition with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as a preliminary move to challenging the FCC's new net ...

KPN to discontinue Hi brand

24 Mar 2015 08:59 CET | Netherlands

KPN announced it's abandoning its youth mobile brand Hi. Sales of Hi products will stop 01 May, and existing customers will be transfered to KPN-brand services by July. The ...

Samsung to install Microsoft services on Android devices

23 Mar 2015 18:35 CET | World

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers. Samsung is ...

Qualcomm, Telefonica, Twitter invest in Cyanogen

23 Mar 2015 15:31 CET | World

Cyanogen, the maker of an alternative Android operating system, has raised USD 80 million in series C financing. The fresh cash will help the US-based company hire more staff ...

Optimal Payments to buy Skrill for EUR 1.1 bln

23 Mar 2015 13:42 CET | World

UK-based online and mobile payment services provider Optimal Payments announced an agreement to acquire Skrill, a provider of prepaid services in Europe, for EUR 1.1 billion ...

Telefonica waives TI rights to pave way for GVT takeover

23 Mar 2015 09:20 CET | Brazil, Italy, Spain

Telefonica has formally waived its voting rights in Telecom Italia as part of the conditions required by Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to grant ...

 

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Fixed telephony revenues decrease 6% in 2014
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