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Vodafone to acquire Greek operator HOL for EUR 73 mln

22 Aug 2014 14:12 CET | Greece

Vodafone has agreed to buy control of Greek broadband provider Hellas Online. Vodafone already holds an 18.4 percent stake in HOL since 2009, and the two work together in the ...

Brazil 4G auction to take place 30 September

22 Aug 2014 11:05 CET | Brazil

Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has published the rules for the auction of the 700 MHz band, which will be used to provide 4G services. The auction will ...

SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus fined for illegal handset subsidies

22 Aug 2014 09:56 CET | Korea, Republic of

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) fined SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus a combined KRW 58.4 billion for providing illegal handset subsidies, The Korea Times reports. The ...

Spark FY revenues down 2.6%

22 Aug 2014 09:31 CET | New Zealand

Spark New Zealand reported FY14 net earnings from continuing operations of NZD 323 million, up 19.6 percent year-on-year. However, when the impact of a one-off restructuring ...

Sprint launches USD 60 Unlimited Plan

21 Aug 2014 21:15 CET | United States

Sprint has officially launched its USD 60 Unlimited Plan, providing consumers unlimited talk, text and data. The new plan will be available to both new and existing Sprint ...

Netia introduces GigaCable service on Aster's HFC network

21 Aug 2014 17:19 CET | Poland

Polish operator Netia offers the new service GigaCable in Warsaw and Krakow on the HFC network of the former operator Aster, which Netia bought from UPC Poland. Netia offers ...

Microsoft, TracFone partner on mobile health management

21 Aug 2014 16:24 CET | United States

Microsoft and TracFone Wireless are collaborating to extend the benefits of smartphone technology and services to underserved and high-risk populations through a new mobile ...

Opera signs licensing agreement with Microsoft

21 Aug 2014 13:22 CET | World

Opera Software announced that Opera Mini will become the default web browser for Microsoft's existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio. The licensing agreement ...

LG unveils new L series smartphones for 3G markets

21 Aug 2014 09:11 CET | World

LG Electronics will unveil two new phones in its affordable L Series at Ifa in Berlin. The L Fino and L Bello are aimed at young people and first-time smartphone owners in ...

HP quarterly revenues grow, led by computer sales

21 Aug 2014 08:43 CET | World

HP reported revenue for its fiscal third quarter to July up 1 percent year-on-year to USD 27.6 billion. Growth was led by its computer business, where revenues rose 12 ...

Samsung unveils first Nook tablet

20 Aug 2014 16:13 CET | United States, World

Samsung has unveiled its first Nook-branded tablet, developed with US retailer Barnes & Noble. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a 7-inch Android tablet combining Samsung's ...

MTS cuts sales growth outlook on Ukraine weakness

20 Aug 2014 14:56 CET | Russian Federation

Russian mobile operator MTS reported second-quarter revenues up 1.4 percent year-on-year to RUB 98.9 billion, as strength in its home market offset the difficult market ...

ZTE triples H1 profit on demand for 4G

20 Aug 2014 14:41 CET | China, World

ZTE confirmed a more than tripling in its first-half net profit, to CNY 1.13 billion from CNY 310 million a year earlier. While revenues were only up 0.5 percent to CNY 37.70 ...

Halbherr to step down as CEO of Nokia's Here 

20 Aug 2014 10:59 CET | World

Nokia announced that Michael Halbherr has decided to step down as CEO of Here and as a member of the Nokia Group leadership team, effective 1 September, in order to pursue ...

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

20 Aug 2014 09:19 CET | World

Steve Ballmer has stepped down from Microsoft's board of directors six months after Satya Nadella replaced him as CEO. In an open letter to Nadella, Ballmer cites his busy ...

Swisscom raises FY EBITDA outlook after solid H1

20 Aug 2014 09:12 CET | Switzerland

Swisscom slightly increased its annual EBITDA target after a solid performance in the first half of the year. The company still expects moderate growth in revenue this year, ...

Verizon launches HTC One (M8) with Windows

19 Aug 2014 19:45 CET | United States

Verizon Wireless has announced the LTE-ready HTC One (M8) smartphone for Windows is now available online and will be available in Verizon stores on 20 August. For a limited ...

SingTel launches LTE-A for smartphones

19 Aug 2014 14:08 CET | Singapore

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), in partnership with Samsung and Ericsson, hasunveiled a commercial 300Mbps LTE-Advanced service for smartphones. The service will be ...

Choozze launches freemium mobile offer in Netherlands

19 Aug 2014 11:16 CET | Netherlands

The new MVNO Choozze has launched in the Netherlands, using the T-Mobile network. Choozze works on a 'freemium' model, giving customers an initial 100 minutes, 100 SMS and ...

Hisense, TCL launch first Roku TVs

19 Aug 2014 09:07 CET | United States

Hisense and TCL are set to release the first TVs incorporating the Roku streaming video platform. TCL has started taking orders for four Roku TV models, from 32 to 55 inches, ...

Softbank, Sharp partner to develop low-cost smartphones

18 Aug 2014 23:12 CET | Japan, United States

Japanese mobile operator Softbank has partnered with compatriot firm Sharp to deliver low-cost smartphones in Japan and the US, The Wall Street Journal reports. The first ...

International consortium acquires Nextel Chile

18 Aug 2014 18:48 CET | Chile

An international consortium of Argentine, UK and US investors has acquired NII Holdings' Chilean subsidiary Nextel Chile. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed. The ...

BlackBerry creates new unit BlackBerry Technology Solutions

18 Aug 2014 15:22 CET | World

BlackBerry has appointed Sandeep Chennakeshu to lead a new business unit to be called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, effective immediately. The BTS unit comprises ...

United Internet buys 10.7% of Rocket Internet

18 Aug 2014 09:47 CET | World

United Internet is investing EUR 435 million in a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet. It will pay EUR 333 million in cash, and EUR 102 million by investing in Global ...

Telekom Deutschland may bid for Telecolumbus or Primacom

18 Aug 2014 09:22 CET | Germany

Telekom Deutschland could conceivably acquire smaller cable operators such as Telecolumbus or Primacom in the near future, German news magazine Focus reported, citing the ...

 

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12%
of the 65-80 year olds have fibre broadband connection
Netherlands  |  2014 Q1