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China Mobile sees profit drop in “increasingly fierce” environment
China Mobile has reported an increase in operating revenue in 1Q14, however profit suffered as the firm struggled with cost control measures in an increasingly competitive environment

Chinese operator China Mobile has reported an increase in operating revenue in 1Q14, although profit suffered as the firm struggled with cost control measures in an “increasingly fierce” environment.

Ericsson sees net income rise 41% YoY despite sales drop
Ericsson has announced a 41 per cent year on year increase in net income for the first quarter of 2014

Despite seeing a year on year decline in net sales, Swedish vendor Ericsson has announced a 41 per cent year on year increase in net income for the first quarter of 2014. Net income for the firm stood at SEK1.7bn for 1Q14, compared with SEK1.2bn in 1Q13, while net sales dropped from SEK52bn in 1Q13 to SEK47.5bn in 1Q14.

AT&T reports revenue and profit growth after transformation

US operator AT&T has reported a 3.6 per cent growth in consolidated revenues in 1Q14, claiming it is the strongest revenue growth the firm has seen in more than two years. The firm also increased its quarterly operating income year on year.

WhatsApp tops half a billion users

OTT messaging app WhatsApp has racked up a further 50 million users since its acquisition by Facebook in mid-February. The company on Wednesday announced that half a billion people around the world are now regular, active WhatsApp users.

Comcast-Time Warner merger faces opposition

The potential merger between US cable firms Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been criticised by both video on demand service provider Netflix and the Writer’s Guild of America, East (WGAE).

Interviews
A network without borders
James Tagg, CTO and founder, Truphone

James Tagg, CTO and Founder of Truphone, talks to MCI about building a “next generation global mobile network” and disassociating the company from the MVNO label.

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 April 2014

The April issue of Mobile Communications International honours the winners of the inaugural Telecoms.com Industry Awards, which took place in Barcelona in February. With photographs of the evening ceremony at the Miramar Restaurant on Montjuic, find out who was celebrated as winners and shortlisted entrants.

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A Week In Wireless
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The Informer has often thought that it would be fun to work in France. He is full of admiration for the two-hour lunch; the 35 hour working week and the Gallic shrug. Well the country has gone one better this week, bringing in rules to protect employees from being disturbed by work email when outside of office hours.

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