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Monitise targets Turkish mobile money

stanbul’s Pozitron will now become part of Monitise’s mobile money empire

Mobile money firm Monitise has acquired Istanbul-based mobile technology specialist Pozitron Yazilim, in a £24 million all-shares deal that highlights the growing demand for mobile financial services in the eastern Mediterranean’s largest market.

JDSU acquires Trendium

JDSU has acquired Trendium

Network optimisation firm JDSU has announced the acquisition of real time intelligence software provider Trendium.

Microsoft likely to appoint head of cloud as next CEO

Satya Nadella

Microsoft is likely to appoint Satya Nadella, the company’s head of cloud computing, as its next chief executive officer according to multiple reports.

Ericsson boosted by patent deal; Vestberg quashes Microsoft rumour

Ericsson

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson reported flat sales for the fourth quarter and full year 2013, while net earnings were boosted by the patent licensing agreement with Samsung reported last week.

“Ultra-flash” Huawei solution limited to own end-to-end networks

China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network

Infrastructure vendor Huawei has said that its “ultra-flash” circuit switched fallback solution, which halves the time it takes to switch from LTE to 2G to set up voice calls on an LTE network will only function on end to end Huawei networks.

Korea’s KT launches LTE broadcast service

KT has announced the commercial launch of its LTE eMBMS service

South Korean operator KT has announced the commercial launch of its evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (eMBMS), to be made available to KT’s LTE subscribers using the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Ericsson patent settlement with Samsung boosts Q4 profit

Ericsson has agreed a settlement with Korean firm Samsung over global standard-essential patent licences relating to GSM, UMTS and LTE standards

Infrastructure vendor Ericsson has settled with Korean firm Samsung over global essential patent licences relating to GSM, UMTS and LTE standards for both networks and handsets, putting to bed another of the industry’s long running disputes.

Google patent offers shoppers driverless taxis

Google has been awarded a patent for an advertising service that could see businesses subsidise the cost of autonomous transport systems to get customers to their physical store

Google has been awarded a patent for an advertising service that could see businesses subsidise the cost of autonomous transport systems to get customers to their physical store.

Nokia sees sales slump

Nokia has revealed it saw a 17 per cent year on year drop in net sales for the full year 2013 yet managed to turn in an operating profit of €519m

Struggling handset maker Nokia saw a 17 per cent year on year drop in net sales for full year 2013, yet managed to turn in an operating profit of €519m versus an €821m operating loss in 2012.

Telstra sets up network services JV with Telcom Indonesia

Telstra has formed a joint venture with Telkom Indonesia to provide network services in South East Asia

Australian operator Telstra has formed a joint venture with Telkom Indonesia to provide network services in South East Asia. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the joint venture be the exclusive provider of network applications and services in Indonesia for the two operators. It will offer managed network and security, cloud and unified communications services.

Open Network Foundation taps Huawei exec to lead wireless group

Serge Manning

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit dedicated to opening up Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology, has announced the appointment of Dr. Serge Manning, senior manager for corporate standards at Huawei, as chairman of the ONF Wireless and Mobile Working Group.

Cost control brings ZTE back to black

ZTE has recorded a RMB1.2bn net profit for 2013, according to its preliminary earnings report

Chinese infrastructure vendor ZTE has announced that it expects to return to profit for the full year of 2013. The firm announced in a preliminary earnings announcement that it expects to generate a net profit of RMB1.2bn ($198m) for the year ended December 31st 2013. The firm recorded a RMB2.8bn loss in 2012.

Huawei halves LTE voice call setup time

China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network

Chinese vendor Huawei said it has completed an interoperability test for an “ultra-flash” circuit-switched fallback solution that shortens the time it takes to switch from the LTE network to 2G in order to set up a voice call by 50 per cent.

TI Sparkle and iBasis ink LTE roaming agreement

Global broadband revenues to continue rising

The carrier services arm of Telecom Italia, TI Sparkle, has announced an LTE roaming peering agreement with wholesaler iBasis, a subsidiary of Dutch operator group KPN.

Telstra acquires enterprise network and security integrator

Telstra has acquired Melbourne based network solutions and services provider O2 Networks

Australian operator Telstra has acquired Melbourne-based enterprise network and security integrator O2 Networks. The acquisition was made to bolster Telstra’s network application and services (NAS) portfolio, as the continues to pursue opportunities in the enterprise space.

Google develops contact lens to help diabetes patients

Google is developing a smart contact lens to help diabetes sufferers monitor their blood sugar levels

Tech giant Google has announced a project to help people suffering of diabetes by testing a smart contact lens that is designed to measure glucose levels in tears. The lens uses a tiny wireless chip and a miniaturised glucose sensor, embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.

Huawei scores Arsenal partnership

Huawei has inked a partnership with Arsenal FC

Chinese vendor Huawei has signed a deal with English Premier League football club Arsenal FC. The partnership will see the two organizations collaborate globally, with Arsenal officials and players also taking part in Huawei’s communication and promotional activities both in the UK and abroad.

Apple ordered to pay $32.5m for unauthorised in-app purchases

Apple has agreed to pay $32.5m in refunds to consumers in order to settle a complaint made by the US Fair Trade Commission

Device maker Apple has agreed to pay $32.5m in refunds to consumers in order to settle a complaint made by the US Fair Trade Commission (FTC). The firm will refund parents who claim the App Store processed sales of in-app purchases made by children without gaining their consent.

VimpelCom selects NSN to supply LTE kit in Russia

VimpelCom has selected infrastructure vendor NSN to supply equipment for its LTE radio access network in some regions of Russia

European operator group VimpelCom has selected infrastructure vendor NSN to supply equipment for its LTE radio access network in some regions of Russia. NSN has signed a five year deal covering central Russia, south Russia, Siberia and most of the Volga and Ural regions.

Huawei sees 2013 operating profit jump 40%

Huawei has announced unaudited financial results for the full year 2013

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has announced unaudited financial results for the full year 2013. The firm said it will achieve global revenue between CNY238bn ($39.37bn) and CNY240bn for the year, representing approximately an eight per cent increase year on year. Operating profit or the year is expected to be between CNY28.6bn and CNY29.4bn.

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