Research In Motion is not on Samsung Electronics Co's immediate shopping list, but the ailing Blackberry maker may still be attractive to Asian smartphone makers looking to compete against Google's Android, the world's fastest growing mobile platform.
On Friday, a group of government agencies with portfolios in GPS and related technologies announced that it had halted testing of LightSquared’s proposed network after it found that “plans for its proposed mobile network would cause harmful interference to many GPS receivers.”
Pakistan will hold an auction for its first license for third-generation (3G) mobile telecom services on March 29, an official at the country's telecoms authority said on Tuesday. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Mohammed Yaseen said the base price for the auction would be $210 million.
"We're expecting 10 to 15 potential investors in the initial bidding process," says Yaseen.
France's broadband specialist Iliad launched its long-awaited mobile service on Tuesday with aggressive offers that sharply undercut rival operators' prices in a bid to carve out a profitable chunk of Europe's second-largest telecom market.
The telecommunication industry needs to be preparing now for the most significant change in the history of the Internet: specifically, the transition from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
Shares of Google Inc fell nearly 4% on Monday, after Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc's warning of worse-than-expected financial results raised concerns about Google's pending acquisition of the smartphone maker. The $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola, the largest in Google's history, is expected to close early this year.
A recent study documented the data usage of 1.1 million subscribers of a European mobile network over a 24-hour period and found that 1% of subscribers consumed 50% of the downlink data volume. Arieso, an advisor of mobile operators in the United States, Europe and Africa, conducted the study.
China Telecom plans to launch a mobile service in Britain targeting Chinese residents, businesses and visitors early this year, becoming the first Chinese carrier to launch such a service outside China, it said on Wednesday. The service will use rented space on the network of Everything Everywhere, the joint venture of France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom that is Britain's biggest operator.
Text-messaging has long been a big-time profit generator for U.S. mobile operators, but they now risk losing these profits as consumers find cheaper ways to communicate. SMS (short message service) is currently generating an estimated 12% of service revenue for U.S. operators, but now many consumers are turning to low-cost alternatives like iMessenger, BlackBerry Messenger and Facebook's mobile messaging service.
emporia Telecom, a mobile device manufacturer focused on simplified communication, on Wednesday announced its expansion to North and Latin America in 2012, building upon the 30 countries in which it currently operates. emporia plans to bring its easy-to-use mobile products for first-time mobile phone users – from kids to seniors – to the United States, Canada and Latin America beginning in the spring.