Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

American Tower extends network reach with $3.3 billion deal

(Reuters) – American Tower Corp said it would buy the parent of telecom tower operator Global Tower Partners for $3.3 billion as it seeks a bigger share of the billions of dollars that U.S. telecom carriers are spending to upgrade their networks. read more

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Deutsche Telekom applies for sports betting license

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom has applied for a sports betting license which could pit the telecommunications company against online gambling companies competing for a limited number of concessions. read more

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Analysis: Retailers look to click & collect online profits

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – European retailers have gone back to bricks and mortar in the hope of turning their online food businesses profitable – racing to build pick-up points to capitalize on shoppers’ increasing demand for “click and collect” grocery options. read more

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Telecom Italia chairman says focus is on strategy

CERNOBBIO, Italy (Reuters) – Telecom Italia needs to set out a new strategy before deciding on a possible new partner, Chairman Franco Bernabe said on Friday. read more

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Harman CEO says worst over for European car market

BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. audio systems maker Harman International Industries Inc said that Europe’s automotive industry, which accounts for most of its sales, has already bottomed out and may show modest recovery in the current fiscal year. read more

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China to cap rare earth production at 93,800 tonnes in 2013: ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will cap rare earth production at 93,800 tonnes over the whole of 2013 as part of efforts to rein in unlicensed production in the sector, the country’s land and resources ministry said on Friday. read more

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Telecom Italia's Bernabe says business plan comes first

CERNOBBIO, Italy (Reuters) – Telecom Italia Chairman Franco Bernabe said on Friday that what came first for the telecoms company was a business plan rather than a decision on partners. read more

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NTT DoCoMo to sell iPhone in Apple stronghold Japan: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc is expected to start selling iPhones as soon as autumn, helping Apple Inc extend its reach in a country where it has more than three times the market share of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. read more

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China Unicom, Telecom to sell latest iPhone shortly after U.S. launch

(Reuters) – Chinese telecom carriers China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd and China Telecom Corp Ltd will carry Apple Inc’s newest iPhone models within days of their launch in Beijing next week as the U.S. technology giant tries to regain lost ground in its second-biggest market by releasing the phones faster. read more

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Asha to Ashes: Microsoft's emerging market conundrum

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business gives the software behemoth control of its main Windows smartphone partner, but leaves a question mark over the bigger business it has bought: Nokia’s cheap and basic phones that still dominate emerging markets like India. read more

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ICASA rescinds LLU regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has repealed its “bitstream and shared/full loop” regulations.
In a statement released today,…

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IBM unveils zBC12

Maurice Blackwood, IBM systems and technology group director for SA.
IBM has announced that its new zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) mainframe is…

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Telkom senior exec resigns

Telkom group CEO, Sipho Maseko, today announced the resignation of Bashier Sallie, MD for wholesale and networks.
In a statement released…

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Review: LG L5II smartphone

The LG L5II is the Baby Bear of smartphones – not too big, not too small, and pleasantly light.
With the…

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