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5G, IoT, Cloud Will Disrupt Every Industry in 2016: Ericsson CEO

Digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016, Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg said at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) here on Monday and made announcements regarding 5G,Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. “Digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016. Today’s announcements – together with …

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High Spectrum Price Can Deter Investments, Says Vodafone CEO

Ahead of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction in India, UK’s Vodafone Monday warned that a high price for airwaves can hit investments in the country. “The pricing of spectrum should reflect the internal capital of the Indian market and the fact the tariffs are very low in India. mochilas …

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Google Partners Airtel, Other Operators in ‘RCS’ SMS-Replacement Initiative

Google on Monday announced the launch of its Rich Communications Services or RCS initiative along with over 15 global telecom partners. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Groen The initiative will let operators “provide an open, consistent, and globally interoperable messaging service across Android devices.” Some of the telecom operators who …

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Airtel, Axiata to Merge Operations in Bangladesh

Axiata Group and Bharti Airtel on Thursday signed an agreement to merge their respective telecommunication subsidiaries in Bangladesh, Robi Axiata and Airtel Bangladesh, a joint statement said here. The agreement follows the September 9, 2015 announcement of both parties to enter into an exclusive discussion to explore possibility of combining …

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Bharti Airtel Reports Drop in Quarterly Profit

Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telecom operator, said its profit fell 22.2 percent in the December quarter, missing analyst estimates as finance costs rose. Consolidated net profit fell to 11.17 billion rupees ($163.84 million) in its fiscal third quarter to December 31, from 14.37 billion rupees a year earlier, the …

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Ericsson’s Cost Cutting Regime Helps It Meet Forecasts

Swedish mobile gear maker Ericsson said it is ready to cut more costs if needed after lower expenses, patent fees and a sales recovery in China helped it meet forecasts for quarterly operating profit on Wednesday. Ericsson’s focus on lifting profits by paring costs comes as demand in its biggest …

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Trai Recommends Spectrum Reserve Prices for 7 Bands

The Indian telecom regulator on Wednesday issued its recommendations on valuation and reserve price of spectrum in the 700, 800, 900, 1800, 2,100, 2,300 and 2,500MHz bands. According to an official statement in New Delhi, the sector regulator recommended that entire available spectrum (2x35MHz) in the 700MHz band should be …

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Vodafone Rolls Out 4G Mobile Services in Kolkata

Vodafone India, a leading telecom services provider, on Monday rolled out its 4G services in Kolkata. The company said it will expand its services to cover Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru by March. At present, the high speed network can be accessed in prominent business and residential corridors of the city, …

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Reliance Jio’s Lyf Mobiles to Launch in Early February With Free Data and Other Offers

Reliance Jio’s much-anticipated Lyf series of smartphones will come with the company’s SIMs and will be bundled with offers, according to a recent report that also tips the launch date. The company is likely to launch its Lyf smartphones in the first week of February in at least 13 cities, …

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Verizon: Haha, No, We’re Not Bringing Unlimited Data Back

A couple of weeks ago, AT&T grabbed a bunch of headlines when it re-introduced an unlimited data plan that has limited availability. Today, following Verizon’s quarterly earnings call, the company’s CFO Fran “ShamWow” Shammo was asked byCNET if they planned to bring back their own unlimited data offering. Shammo wasted no …