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India proposes spectrum sharing rules
India has finally proposed spectrum sharing

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has finally released much-awaited guidelines on the sharing of radio frequencies in all bands, allowing carriers to make optimal use of spectrum.

Yahoo snaps up Flurry to boost mobile play
Is Yahoo aiming to stay relevant?

Internet company Yahoo has confirmed the acquisition of mobile analytics specialist Flurry as it seeks to reinforce its commitment to “building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions.”

NBN Co brings satellite access to bush; Optus opens up 700MHz

Australia’s next generation broadband network, NBN Co, on Tuesday said it would use satellite to boost the number of connections for Australians who cannot access existing commercial broadband services. The NBN Co Satellite Support (NSS) Scheme will connect to up to 9,000 additional premises in remote and regional mainland Australia and Tasmania, until the expected launch of NBN Co’s Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS) in late 2015.

BlackBerry taps cloud startup head as next COO

BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as chief operating officer, who joins the struggling devices and software manufacturer from LiveOps, a provider of cloud-based customer service solutions.

SK Telecom and Ericsson demonstrate potential 5G tech

South Korea was the inevitable location for the first demonstration of a new ‘Elastic Cell’ technology that allows multiple cells to serve a handset simultaneously, thus improving performance at the cell boundary. This technology is likely to contribute to the eventual 5G standard.

Interviews
Evolution Everywhere
EE's CTO and CTO, Fotis Karonis

The CTO and CIO of UK LTE pioneer EE talks to Telecoms.com about his experiences of launching the technology, how it has given EE greater leverage in the wider ecosystem, and why CTO and CIO functions belong together.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica
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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is set to become one of the defining trends of the era in the mobile network. Spanish incumbent Telefónica is the first operator to lay out its approach to NFV and its plans are both detailed and aggressive. Mike Hibberd met with Global CTO Enrique Blanco ahead of Telefónica’s NFV announcement, to learn of the changes in store.

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Mobile Communications International June 2014

Living in a 4G world: The most pressing issues facing LTE operators today. Featuring:

Fifth Generation – Now officially part of the industry discourse, what does 5G actually mean?
Name your price – How LTE pricing strategies are evolving as markets mature.
Tomorrow the World Phone – Despite the global embrace of LTE, a truly global device remains to be seen.

MCI
A Week In Wireless
So. Farewell then
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Nokia is a company and brand that has been synonymous with the mobile industry pretty much since its inception. A decade ago Nokia was so dominant as a handset vendor the Informer wondered why anyone else even bothered, with Motorola and BlackBerry among the few that were able to coexist with the unstoppable Finnish juggernaut (and look at them now).

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Clifford Thornton on Ericsson flexes 5G muscle with 5Gbps demo
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John on Australian NBN claims deployment boost under Morrow
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