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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Greg Beitchman, Chief Revenue Officer at Antstream Arcade, offers some insight into the Asian mobile gaming market. While 5G is still waiting for that “Killer App” that will justify its cost and relevance to the average
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BT’s consumer head Marc Allera reckons his rivals are stretching the truth with their 5G claims. Allera made his allegations in a blog post timed to coincide with the announcement that EE has switched on 5G in a few more towns. If his strategy was to improve the press coverage of an otherwise boring announcement
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Google Pay, the digital payments app from the tech giant, is a popular platform for users in India to send and receive money easily. However, the app also offers a series of offshoot services for its members, including the ability to do a prepaid mobile recharge. If you are a Jio, Vi (Vodafone Idea), Airtel,
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Portugal has concluded the first part of its latest spectrum auction and it appears Masmovil has come out on top and will therefore become the country’s new mobile network operator. Anacom announced the completion of phase one of the spectrum sale earlier this week, but did not divulge the identity of the winner, or indeed
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Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has been belatedly added to one of the US lists of companies its citizens aren’t allowed to interact with. “Today, the Department of Defense released the names of additional “Communist Chinese military companies” operating directly or indirectly in the United States,” says the DoD announcement. It goes on to talk about
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Chinese vendor Huawei has had its main appeal against the terms of the Swedish auction declined, so it looks set to go ahead as planned. The news comes courtesy of Reuters, which reports that a Swedish court has ruled that a previous ruling allowing the auction to go ahead despite Huawei’s legal objections can’t be
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Telstra’s 5G network now covers half of the population of Australia, the telco announced on Thursday. Without wishing to detract from the Australian incumbent’s rollout – it is clearly making good progress in 5G – this appears to be yet another case of a telecoms operator’s marketing team pushing a statistic that doesn’t actually mean
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Finnish kit vendor Nokia has signed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to bundle its stuff into enterprise 5G solutions. “Under this partnership, Google Cloud and Nokia will work closely to validate, optimize and evolve cloud-native network functions, and the two companies will also co-innovate new solutions that will help CSPs deliver 5G connectivity and
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Nuvia was founded by former Apple chip engineers and it’s in legal dispute with one of them, so Apple must be especially delighted it’s being acquired by Qualcomm. The acquisition of Nuvia by Qualcomm for $1.4 billion is primarily about the US chip giant’s continuing diversification away from the smartphone. One of the main drivers
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