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MTN shoots down talk of Jumia stake sale - Mobile World Live

MTN denied reports it is looking to sell shares in African online retailer Jumia or is considering an IPO of the business in the US as part of …

Africa

Verizon, Nokia tout first 5G mobility call - Mobile World Live

Verizon inched closer to making mobile 5G a reality, teaming with Nokia to conduct what it said was the first transmission of a New Radio (NR) signal …

New Jersey

Peru opens spectrum refarming consultation - Mobile World Live

Peruvian officials released draft regulations covering spectrum refarming, a move ultimately intended to boost penetration and use of telecom …

Regulation

Mobile Mix: 5G and customer service shake up the US - Mobile World Live

17 AUG 2018<p>It’s all about the news in this edition of Mobile Mix as Justin, Kavit and Saleha round-up the headlines, including Sprint and LG’s aim …

Mobile

China powers global smart speaker growth - Mobile World Live

The global smart speaker market surged in the second quarter as China became the growth engine, accounting for 52 per cent of shipments growth …

Smart Speaker

Nokia, China Mobile complete single user 5G test - Mobile World Live

China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, and Finland-based Nokia claimed a 5G first after completing a single user downlink test using a …

Telecoms

Google CEO defends China search project - Mobile World Live

Google chief Sundar Pichai told staff the company is still exploring a potential re-entry to China with a mobile search app, but added it is not …

Personal Organizing

AT&T sued over cryptocurrency theft - Mobile World Live

AT&T was hit with a $224 million lawsuit as a cryptocurrency investor accused the US operator of fraud and gross negligence in relation to the theft …

Identity Theft

Google tipped for flagship retail move - Mobile World Live

Search giant Google declined to comment on reports it is preparing to open its first permanent retail store in the US to showcase its growing range …

New York City

Best Buy targets elderly with GreatCall acquisition - Mobile World Live

US technology retailer Best Buy targeted a slice of the connected health services market through an $800 million cash deal to acquire MVNO …

T-Mobile

T-Mobile US customer care gets personal – Mobile World Live

Onlookers hoping for the rollout of T-Mobile US’ Layer3 TV offering at its latest Uncarrier event today (15 August) were left disappointed, as the …

Telecoms

Telstra profit slides as mobile growth slows - Mobile World Live

Australian mobile operator Telstra reported a sharp drop in profit for its fiscal year ending 30 June as revenue growth stalled due to rising …

Markets

Apple faces competition probe in Japan - Mobile World Live

Authorities in Japan are investigating allegations Apple pressured Yahoo Japan to slow development of its online games platform, which competes with …

App Store

Lenovo profit grows as mobile losses narrow - Mobile World Live

China-headquartered device maker Lenovo overturned a loss in fiscal Q1 2017/18 with a profit in the opening period of fiscal 2018/19 as revenue …

Mobile

O2 looks to boost connectivity with Li-Fi - Mobile World Live

O2 UK announced a network trial where it will use LED light bulbs to provide high-speed wireless connectivity in partnership with pureLiFi, a move …

Internet of Things

RCom set to exit Indian market - Mobile World Live

Reliance Communications (RCom) attracted two bids worth a reported $1.1 billion for its remaining telecoms assets, as the company nears a full …

Ericsson

Mobile gaming, payment regulation blunts Tencent Q2 - Mobile World Live

Tencent booked a drop in Q2 profit on reduced investment returns, while noting headwinds in mobile gaming and the impact of new regulation on mobile …

Mobile Payments

Samsung unveils 3GPP-compliant 5G modem - Mobile World Live

Samsung claimed to have developed the industry’s first 5G modem which fully complies with 3GPP standards for 5G New Radio (NR), and is compatible …

Standalone

Telstra passes next phase in 5G preparations - Mobile World Live

Telstra continued its march towards a commercial 5G launch in 2019, switching on its first compatible cell sites in Gold Coast to enable testing of …

Turkish president threatens iPhone ban - Mobile World Live

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (<i>pictured, right</i>) said Turkey will boycott US technology products, in particular Apple’s iPhones, as a diplomatic row …

Andrew Brunson

BT approaches former Ofcom boss for CEO job - Mobile World Live

UK regulator Ofcom’s former chief Stephen Carter was added to a growing list of contenders to replace Gavin Patterson as CEO of BT.<p>While Carter, …

OFCOM

Intelligence Brief: How the IoT ecosystem stacks up – Mobile World Live

Recent weeks have seen interesting developments within the IoT ecosystem, coming from the likes of ARM, Google, Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung. It made …

Internet of Things

Vodafone UK deploys new tech against call scam - Mobile World Live

Vodafone UK is taking steps to protect customers from an international calling scam it said is affecting worldwide phone users and the wider telecoms …

Emerging Technology

South Korea bullish on mobile payment growth - Mobile World Live

South Korea’s financial regulator expects the value of mobile payment transactions to more than double in 2018 to KRW27.9 trillion ($25 billion).<p>The …

South Korea

WorldRemit, Safaricom seek to smooth payments - Mobile World Live

Safaricom and WorldRemit signed a direct partnership agreement, a move said to increase the speed and security of international cash transfers to …

FinTech

Dedicated operating systems boosting wearables - Mobile World Live

Operating systems found in sports, fitness and wellness trackers are becoming more general purpose, as the devices require additional capabilities …

Wearable Tech

Twitter Lite breaks new ground - Mobile World Live

Twitter expanded availability of a pared down version of its app to users in 21 additional countries, as the company seeks to bolster shaky user …

Dominican Republic

Sprint, LG aim for US 5G smartphone first - Mobile World Live

US operator Sprint is working with device vendor LG Electronics on what it claimed will be the first true 5G smartphone to hit the country.<p>The pair …

LG Electronics

Verizon turns to Apple, Google for 5G video - Mobile World Live

Verizon revealed it will offer YouTube TV and Apple TV 4K as part of a residential broadband package which will be made available once its 5G service …

Los Angeles

True turns a profit on asset sale, mobile growth - Mobile World Live

Thailand operator True Group overturned a net loss in Q2 2017 with a profit in the recent quarter due to a one-off asset gain, as its mobile segment …

Investing