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Windows Phone shipments overtake BlackBerry in Q1
Android, iOS still dominate smartphone OS market, accounting for 92.3% of volumes, according to IDC.
Eircom gears up for fibre network launch
?400 million infrastructure project to deliver 100-Mbps broadband to 1.2 million premises by 2015.
KPN completes ?3bn rights issue
Dutch incumbent concludes fund-raising spree in bid to get to grips with ?12.5 billion debt.
Intel's new CEO vows rapid growth in mobile market
Brian Krzanich says chip maker well-positioned to make up for its slow start in smartphones, tablets.
Viettel targets $1.2bn overseas revenue
Vietnam-based telco eyes expansion into Africa, South America, Cuba.
Sina narrows Q1 loss on wider margins
Chinese Internet company saw revenue grow 19% to $126 million.
Microsoft's cloud businesses help lift shares to five-year high
Investors latch onto software giant's modest IT market share gains amid sluggish period for enterprise IT spending.
Brocade Q2 profit up 19% as expenses fall
Shares slip after network kit maker's guidance misses Wall Street estimates.
Aruba swings to Q3 loss on higher costs
Execs warn of challenging economic environment, stronger competition.
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Zimbabwe: Government to Crack Whip On Telecoms Operators
[Zimbabwe Standard]GOVERNMENT is mooting a policy that forces telecommunication firms to share infrastructure in far reaching reforms set to remove the duplication in investments by operators.
Tanzania: Disparage Affects Innovation, Technology in Zanzibar
[Daily News]Zanzibar -THE development of technology and innovation in Zanzibar is largely hampered by deride, lack of assessment and lack of policy, government leaders said on Thursday at the Smart Partnership Dialogue workshop help here on Thursday.
Angola: Role of Information Technology in Development Highlighted
[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of Science and Technology, Maria Cândida Teixeira, said Saturday in Luanda that the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a relevant role in inducing the country's economic and social development.
Zambia: Use ICT to Curb Accidents, RTSA Told
[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT has challenged the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to collaborate with Information Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders to find solutions to the increased road carnage.
Africa: The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda's Technology and Digital Ambitions
[African Arguments]As Rwanda day 2013 comes to London for the first time, let me take this opportunity to talk about the role that the Rwandan business community in the diaspora can playing by embracing the creation of Rwanda startup culture and make a difference in creating much needed jobs at the same time benefiting from the growth of the ICT sector.
Angola: Govt Engaged in Strategies Connecting Country to ICTs
[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of Science and Technology, Maria Cândida Pereira Teixeira, said Friday that the Angolan Executive continue to
Ghana: Ministry, Google Introduce "Innovative Ghana"
[Ghanaian Chronicle]The Ministry of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with Google, has introduced an initiative known as "Innovation Ghana" to get Ghanaians to appreciate the use of the internet, and its impact on the Ghanaian economy.
Namibia: Low-Cost Satellite Internet From Africaonline
[Namibia Economist]High speed internet literally anywhere in the country, is what AfricaOnline is offering through its latest low cost deal on satellite connectivity. Internet satellite only requires an antenna and a power source to provide internet access, even in the most remote corners of the country.
Egypt: Opposition Leader's Daughter Arrested Again On Charges of Fraud
[Aswat Masriya]A Cairo prosecutor ordered on Thursday evening the arrest of former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi's daughter for the second time over new charges of internet marketing fraud.
Nigeria: Cell Phone Service Cut in Borno, Yobe
[Daily Trust]Yola/Maiduguri/Damaturu/Abuja -Mobile phone service was turned off yesterday in Borno and Yobe, stifling social life and business activities in two of the three states affected by the proclamation of state of emergency on Tuesday.
Rwanda: ITU Recognizes Rwanda's ICT Progress
[Focus]After the global WSIS Forum 2013 prize in Media Category, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has also recognized Rwanda efforts in implementing WSIS (World Summit on Information Society) in ICT for Development action plan.
East Africa: Kenyan, Tanzanian APPs Win At Gist Startup Competition
[CIO]Budding tech entrepreneurs from Tanzania and Kenya took the top prizes at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative's seventh Startup Boot Camp last week. Please let me know if you'd like to arrange to speak with any of the winners or a CRDF Global GIST program spokesperson. The winners were:
Nigeria: Don't Toy With Our BB, Users Tell NCC
[Vanguard]The news just went viral last week that the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, was planning to shut down Blackberry services. Although the NCC almost immediately denied the rumour, Blackberry users in the country are still nursing fears that their cherished service may go under the knife of the regulator. Most of them still insist that there is no smoke without fire.
Rwanda: Fingerprint Banking Launched
[New Times]A new mobile banking product dubbed "MobiCash" a financial service that uses a fingerprint scanner to authenticate users, yesterday launched in Rwanda.
Rwanda: Mobile Phone Subscribers Hit 6 Million
[New Times]Half the population of Rwanda now use mobile phones, latest figures from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) indicate.
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Investment in pay-TV service sees TalkTalk report lower net profit in FY13
Alternative British fixed line services provider TalkTalk has published its financial results for the year ending 31 March 2013, revealing a 17% year-on-year drop in net profit to GBP132 million (USD209 million). The decline was partly attributed to the company?s investment in the launch of its new pay-TV service, and while capital expenditures in the twelve-month period were actually marginally lower at GBP104 million (down from GBP105 million in FY12), TalkTalk spent a further GBP62 million on its ?YouView? service. Turnover in FY13, meanwhile, fell by 1% to GBP1.67 billion, although the company was keen to note that less profitable off-net services now account for less than 10% of revenues. Underlying EBITDA ? which excluded TalkTalk?s TV investment ? stood at GBP352 million, representing an 11% increase against the previous fiscal year, while headline EBIDTA fell by 11% y-o-y to GBP290 million.
Operationally, at the end of March 2013 TalkTalk?s total broadband subscriber base stood at 4.063 million, down marginally from the 4.066 million it reported a year earlier, though notably the company returned to customer growth in the second half of the year, after several quarters of shedding subscribers. Demand for fibre was, the company said, ?building gradually?, with 73,000 customers having opted for the paid-for add-on which boosts speeds up to 76Mbps. Over the year under review TalkTalk noted that it added 115,000 net new on-net customers, comprising growth of 229,000 in fully unbundled phone and broadband customers, and a net loss of 114,000 broadband only customers. YouView uptake, meanwhile, saw some momentum, with 230,000 customers having signed up for the service by the end of March 2013, more than double the 80,000 reported at end-December 2012. Having also launched a mobile voice product in August 2012, TalkTalk confirmed that 175,000 customers had taken up the service by end-March 2013.
Commenting on the company?s performance over the year, TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said: ?This has been a momentous year for TalkTalk, which is now a fundamentally better business than it was three years ago. In the year we have returned our customer base to growth, successfully launched TV and mobile handsets, grown TalkTalk Business, and returned to year-on-year revenue growth in the final quarter ? We will continue to invest in growth and remain confident that having more customers who buy more products and who stay with us longer, puts us firmly on track to achieve our medium term financial targets.?
Telus agrees to buy Mobilicity
Nationwide Canadian operator Telus has entered into an agreement with Mobilicity to acquire the financially-struggling smaller cellco for CAD380 million (USD373.6 million), subject to regulatory, antimonopoly, shareholder and debt holder approval. If the deal is completed, the entire purchase price will be used to satisfy Mobilicity?s secured and unsecured debt. Mobilicity currently has around 250,000 customers on its network covering Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.*William Aziz, Mobilicity?s chief restructuring officer, stated: ?Mobilicity has been losing a significant amount of money every month. The financial strength of Telus will allow the business to be continued in a way that will benefit customers and employees. An acquisition by Telus is the best alternative for Mobilicity.? Stewart Lyons, Mobilicity?s president, added: ?A concern for our customers and employees led us to approach Telus, which has a reputation for a strong customer focus? I am confident Telus will look after our employees and our customers, mitigating any disruption to their service, while offering the best outcome for all stakeholders.? If the transaction is approved, Telus says it will retain all 150 Mobilicity employees whilst integrating its operations over the coming months.*Mobilicity has begun proceedings in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice with a view to obtaining approval for a plan of arrangement under the Canadian Business Corporations Act. The plan of arrangement with Telus requires an affirmative vote by debt holders, after which Telus and Mobilicity will seek court approval of a transaction to make Mobilicity a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telus. Telus has entered into support agreements with ?a significant number? of Mobilicity?s debt holders who have committed to vote for the plan of arrangement pursuant to the terms and conditions of the support agreements. The statement adds that ?Telus and Mobilicity anticipate an expeditious legal and regulatory review in view of the current circumstances Mobilicity is facing.?*However, necessary approval by the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada (the federal ministry responsible for telecoms) is by no means guaranteed, as the 2100MHz wireless spectrum bought by Mobilicity in 2008 is covered by regulations banning its transferal to a large incumbent wireless operator (i.e. Rogers, Telus or Bell) until early 2014, as part of a government strategy to raise competition. The authorities must decide whether to apply the letter of the law and block the transaction, or waive the condition and allow the purchase, which according to Telus? chief marketing officer David Fuller, will ?save Mobilicity from bankruptcy.?
NCC sets minimum bidding level for 4G frequencies
Taiwanese telecoms regulator the National Communications Commission (NCC) has outlined the starting prices for the 4G-suitable spectrum which is expected to go on sale later this year, the Digitimes reports. Should the government sell all spectrum on offer at its lowest price, it would raise some TWD35.9 billion (USD1.2 billion) in total. With frequencies in the 700MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz bands to be offered for sale, the NCC has also confirmed that a total of twelve lots of spectrum will be made available, each offering between 20MHz and 30MHz.
In the 700MHz band four lots of spectrum will be offered, three of which carry a base price of TWD4.6 billion for 20MHz of bandwidth, and one of which will cost at least TWD6.9 billion for a 30MHz block. Meanwhile, three lots in the 900MHz have been detailed, and while all three offer 20MHz of bandwidth, two will cost at least TWD2.1 billion, with the third costing at least TWD1.6 billion. Finally, five lots will be up for grabs in the 1800MHz band, with three of those offering 20MHz of bandwidth for a minimum bid of TWD1.4 billion. The remaining two lots will both offer 30MHz of bandwidth, although are priced differently, at TWD2.2 billion and TWD3.0 billion. The NCC noted that the variation in pricing for spectrum blocks in the same band was partly dependent on the date at which the frequencies will become available for use, as some spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands are currently used for 3G services and the licenses are not expected to expire until 2018.
The pricing announcement comes just a few weeks after the NCC outlined the timeframe for applications for the 4G spectrum auction. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, the regulator last month revealed that it would begin accepting applications for 4G concessions on 1 May 2013, with the submission period set to end on 15 June. Following that the regulator has confirmed that it will examine the applicants between 15 June and 15 August with a view to announcing a list of those would-be bidders that have qualified to participate in the sale process. With an auction rehearsal expected to take place on 20 August, the spectrum sale itself will get underway on 26 August.
OFT approves BSkyB?s purchase of O2 UK?s fixed line unit
UK competition watchdog the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed that it has cleared the acquisition of the fixed line business of Telefonica?s UK subsidiary O2 by alternative fixed line voice and broadband provider BSkyB.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in March 2013 BSkyB agreed to acquire O2?s fixed operations for up to GBP200 million (USD303.4 million); under the deal BSkyB said it would pay GBP180 million to take over roughly 500,000 subscribers from its Spanish-backed rival, with a further payment of up to GBP20 million dependent on meeting certain milestones regarding migrating customers. Commenting on the acquisition at the time, BSkyB CEO Jeremy Darroch noted: ?Sky has been the UK?s fastest-growing broadband and telephony provider since we entered the market six years ago. The acquisition of Telefonica UK?s [O2?s] consumer broadband and fixed-line telephony business will help us accelerate this growth.?
Eircom inaugurates commercial fibre services
Ireland?s Eircom has announced the launch of its new fibre-optic broadband network, with the telco noting that initially more than 300,000 premises will have access to services offered over the infrastructure, which can provide downlink speeds of up to 70Mbps. Looking ahead, by the end of 2013 Eircom has said it expects the network footprint to have expanded to cover more than 600,000 premises in total, while, when completed in early 2015, it will cover 1.2 million (or around 60% of) homes and businesses across Ireland. Further, the telco has confirmed that it aims to boost download speeds to up to 100Mbps within the next year.
Commenting on the launch, Eircom Group CEO Herb Hribar said: ?Today is a significant milestone for Eircom Group. It is the first step in delivering what will be Ireland?s largest fibre broadband network. We are determined to maintain our position as the key provider of telecommunications in Ireland by delivering access to superfast broadband right across the country. Eircom will continue to actively review its plans to expand the network beyond 1.2 million premises as far and as wide as commercially possible.?
TdC?s first quarter revenue climbs thanks to recent acquisitions
On the back of contributions from subsidiaries it acquired in the first half of 2012, Malaysia?s TIME dotCom (TdC) has reported a surge in revenue in the first quarter of 2013. Having completed the purchase of AIMS Group, one of Malaysia`s leading network neutral data centres, and wholesale internet service and backhaul provider Global Transit Communications in May 2012, TdC saw total turnover of MYR133 million (USD42.9 million), up 64% year-on-year, of which MYR28.2 million came from its new units. EBITDA in the three months ended 31 March 2013 stood at MYR48.9 million, up from MYR23.5 million in the year-ago period, while operating profit totalled MYR31.4 million, a more than threefold increase from the MYR10.2 million recorded in 1Q12. Profit before tax, meanwhile, was MYR37.9 million, up from MYR11.8 million.
Nawras selects InfiNet Wireless to expand business offering
InfiNet Wireless, a manufacturer and provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access (FBWA) and wireless connectivity, has been selected by Omani telecoms operator Nawras to provide wireless broadband connectivity across its corporate customer base. Following the first rollout of InfiNet?s ?InfiLink 2x2? and ?InfiMan 2x2? solutions, Nawras is now able to more effectively tailor its offerings to business customers, meeting their specific requirements for bandwidth, performance and quality of service. ?We are delighted to be Nawras? partner of choice for wireless connectivity across the Sultanate of Oman,? said Kamal Mokrani, global vice president at InfiNet Wireless, adding: ?Following a successful trial through our local partner HTC and extensive work on the design, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) compliance and deployment of the network, Nawras? business customers can now enjoy reliable and fast-speed connectivity, tailor made to their specific communication needs.?
AM units to offer joint Wi-Fi service
Ahead of a planned merger of its fixed, mobile and cable TV businesses in Brazil, America Movil (AM) has announced a new combined Wi-Fi broadband service that will be available in several of the country?s major cities. Reuters cites company executives as saying at an event in Rio de Janeiro that mobile unit Telecom Americas (Claro), fixed line operator Embratel and pay-TV provider Net Servicos de Comunicacao will offer Wi-Fi hotspots for current broadband customers for no additional charge, adding that investment in the project has so far reached over BRL100 million (USD49.3 million). AM, which is controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, revealed plans last month to merge its fixed and mobile telecoms and cable TV operations in Brazil, notes TeleGeography?s GlobalComms Database. Under the plan, AM will amalgamate Embratel, Telecom Americas (Claro) and Net Servicos de Comunicacao, in a bid to reduce overall operational costs.
Tele2 prepares for summer with new seaside base stations
Tele2 Lithuania has said it is rolling out additional base stations across the country?s resorts to help cope with a surge in demand for mobile services during the summer season. The company, which is owned by Swedish telecoms group Tele2, has installed a new 2G/3G cell site in Nida, with others to follow in Palanga and Juodkrante. In the first three months of the year Tele2 installed and modernised 241 base stations across the country, while in March 2013 the cellco announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE technology in the five cities of Alytus, Jonava, Marijampole, Mazeikiai and Utena.
Vodafone to double fibre network coverage
Vodafone plans to double the size of its fibre network in Portugal in order to cover one million homes by 2015, reports Reuters. ?We are expanding as we speak to go from 500,000 homes now to one million in two years,? a spokeswoman told Reuters, without providing details on costs. The expansion is being undertaken as the company looks to compete more effectively against Portugal Telecom (PT) and the newly enlarged entity that will be created from the merger of Zon and Sonaecom. PT?s network is said to already reach 1.6 million homes, a figure that is expected to rise to 2.6 million by 2015 with the telco spending EUR150 million (USD193 million) on the expansion.
Now YouSee it, now you don?t: TDC integrates cable division
Danish incumbent telecoms operator TDC has announced its plans to re-organise the operational structure of the company by merging cable operator YouSee with its consumer business and creating a new ?Channel? division. The setup is based on the group?s strategy for 2013-2015, which focuses largely on the development of integrated services for consumers, leveraging the telco's brand portfolio, improving customer service, and cutting operational costs. According to the press release, all of TDC?s consumer brands, including YouSee, will be integrated into Consumer TDC Group Business unit, with TDC?s CMO Anders Jensen appointed as director. The newly formed ?Channel? division will encompass call centres and online departments throughout the country, with TDC?s CEO Carsten Dilling in charge until the company appoints a permanent director. The organisational changes will come into force on 1 July 2013.
Mobily, Ericsson to upgrade EPC network in Western region
Saudi Arabia?s second largest mobile operator in terms of subscriptions Mobily (Etihad Etisalat) has entered into a strategic partnership with Ericsson to upgrade its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) networks in the western region of the Kingdom, in order to enhance data transmission capacity. According to the press release, Ericsson will upgrade the EPC network with the Evolved Packet Gateway based on the SSR 8000 family to support 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and prepare the network for Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Ericsson will also provide systems integration, design and managed services, thus extending the scope of the previous managed services agreement with Mobily signed in 2005. The enhanced capacity of the network will allow Mobily?s subscribers to quadruple the amount of data they use, as the upgraded EPC network will offer better access to 4G LTE with ultra-fast data speeds.
GlobalConnect completes deployment of ?Next-Generation 400G Network?
Danish network provider GlobalConnect has announced the completion of the deployment of a ?400G network? employing the Cyan Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) system and Z-Series packet-optical platform throughout Denmark. The network upgrade allows GlobalConnect to roll out a wide variety of ultra-high-capacity wavelength and Ethernet services at speeds up to 100Gbps to business customers and data centre operators, as well as wholesale services to other operators. According to the press release, Cyan anchored the rollout using Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs), which allow the deployment of services with theoretical speed of up to 100Gbps. *GlobalConnect?s network consists of over 12,000 fibre route kilometres and includes extensions into northern Germany and southern Sweden.
Beijing bristles over Huawei probe
Plans for the European Union (EU) to open an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy case against China have provoked a strong response from Beijing, which threatened to take ?firm measures?, Reuters reports. The case relates to claims that equipment makers Huawei and ZTE were using government subsidies to offer goods and services at unfairly low prices within the EU. The complaints were brought forward by the European Commission (EC) rather than Huawei and ZTE?s EU-based rivals, which have suffered as a result of the importing of cheap imports from China. Indeed, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have refused to make a formal complaint, hindering the EC?s efforts to gather evidence. The trio are reluctant to push for action in Europe that may harm their prospects of expansion in China, particularly with China Mobile on the verge of handing out contracts worth a total of around CNY40 billion (USD6.47 billion) for the supply of equipment for its Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network. *Shen Danyang, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, said of the case: ?If the European side insists on opening an investigation, the Chinese side will according to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules and Chinese Law take firm measures to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests, and the consequences must be borne by the party provoking the friction.? Shen added that China had put forward proposals on the matter during a recent visit by an EU delegation, but had not received any response: ?This makes one cast doubt on the sincerity of the EU to resolve conflicts through consultations.? Brussels has levelled similar accusations at Beijing, however, with officials describing the Chinese response as disappointing. John Clancy, an EU trade spokesman added that: ?The EC counts on our Chinese partners to take up the offer of negotiations in a serious manner to find an amicable solution to resolve this situation.?
Didon cable to ignite Tunisian broadband market
Tunisian telcos Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia have signed an agreement with Interoute for the commissioning of a submarine cable connecting the North African country to Interoute?s pan-European fibre infrastructure. The cable, dubbed ?Didon?, will run from Kelibia in Tunisia to a landing station in Mazarra del Vallo, Sicily where it will interconnect with the rest of Interoute?s submarine cable network. Didon will utilise equipment from Alcatel-Lucent and will be capable of speeds of 100Gbps at launch, upgradable to 8Tbps. The cable is expected to be ready for service in April 2014. The deal forms part of a national initiative to support and strengthen Tunisia?s ICT sector, and is expected to reduce the cost of broadband services, whilst helping meet the nation?s growing demand for mobile internet services.
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Future of Media: Top 4 Drivers Altering the Landscape
By Leszek Izdebski, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group.
Telefonica Completes Record-Setting 100Gbps Network Test
Cisco and Telefonica Global Solutions have successfully completed a long-distance 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) technology trial intended to increase available bandwidth, simplify network operations, reduce capital expenses, and help usher in a new generation of consumer and business services.
From global village to global theater. From smart city to smarter city
By Debbie Fisher, Alcatel-Lucent
Fostering IoT applications from the Cloud
LogMeIn and ARM have joined forces to promote LogMeIn's Xively Cloud Services teamed with ARM's mbed platform as an Internet of Things starter kit. By I.D. Scales.
Google: Evil is as Evil does.
Yesterday a committee of British Members of Parliament (MPs) gave Google vice president Matt Brittin a torrid time when they grilled him, again, about the Cookie Monster's obscurantist and byzantine tax arrangements. Martyn Warwick reports.
T-Mobile Czech Republic Deploys Cisco ASR 5000 for 4G LTE Network
Cisco announced that T-Mobile has chosen the Cisco ASR 5000 Series to manage its mobile data traffic from the new LTE network, together with existing 2G and 3G networks.
Vodafone on a big data push into Germany
Vodafone Germany has announced what it's calling a next-generation network access agreement with Deutsche Telekom. I.D. Scales reports.
ETSI has an M2M DECT standard - expects to lead the market
The European standards body, ETSI, has published a specification for an Ultra Low Energy (ULE) version of DECT (the 1990s cordless telephone standard) which it expects to be a big player in home automation and industrial M2M. I.D. Scales reports.
ITU still seeks to control the Internet
The UN Agency is back on its tattered hobby horse and riding it down the same old well-worn rut - the one that leads, in its dreams, to the organisation taking control of the Internet. Martyn Warwick reports.
Broadband Service Adoption Continues to Grow in Brazil
Cisco Broadband Barometer reveals 'Broadband 2.0' connections grew 13.45% in the second half of 2012, while so-called Broadband 1.0 connections, with speeds between 128 Kbps and 2 Mbps, shrank, reflecting user migrations to high speed Internet use.
Quids in!! Vodafone hits the jackpot with US$3.15 billion dividend on stake i...
Vodafone is to get a huge dividend payment on its 45 per cent share in Verizon Wireless of the US. And not before time, say shareholders. By Martyn Warwick.
French pirate-hunting agency dead, nobody mourns
It looks pretty certain that France will get rid of its farcical Hadopi anti-piracy agency - as Hollande said he would before the presidential election. By I.D. Scales.
L'attaque est la meilleure défense. France proposes a smartphones tax.
Following the dictum that attack is the best form of defence, the French government is proposing to introduce a one per cent special tax to be levied on smartphones and tablets. It is claimed that the money raised, some ?86 million a year in the first instance, would be used to fund the creation of "digital cultural content" (music, images and video) in the country. By Martyn Warwick.
How BT is going to set its LTE spectrum to work
BT has been releasing a few more details about what its going to do with the LTE spectrum it has bought, for a "mere" £200 million, in the most recent UK auction. By I.D. Scales
The New Plan: Back to the Future for Alcatel-Lucent
The nub of the new CEO's new plan for Alcatel-Lucent is to husband dwindling cash reserves whist re-orienting the company as a "multi-specialist" organisation. The question then is how will it prevent itself from mutating back into a re-iteration of what it used to be: a generalist? By Martyn Warwick.
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