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Operators in the United States are customizing the mobile experience for the deaf and hearing impaired, but only a handful of operators in Asia appear to be listening to the needs of this segment.
 
Late last month, Singapore’s M1 took a step toward catering to the needs hearing-impaired by

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Apple endured mixed fortunes this week, with record iPhone 4S sales offset by lower than expected earnings for the third quarter.

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News of the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs dominated the headlines this week, overshadowing the launch of the firm’s latest iPhone.

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A lack of competition for 4G licenses is benefitting European telcos by keeping prices at levels most should be able to cope with, Moody’s Investors Service claims.
 
The finance firm believes most major operators are unlikely to see any change to their credit ratings as a result of bidding for next-generation spectrum, estimating that the majority will pay &e

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Bandwidth, latency and security are the new watchwords of the connected world, as consumers take control from operators and service providers, the executive vice president of Alcatel-Lucent’s networking business believes. 

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There aint no gold in them there copper wires, executives at BT and Deutsche Telekom say, despite a rash of recent thefts in the UK.
 
Sean Williams, group strategy director at BT, told Broadband World Forum delegates there is little benefit to selling the telco’s current copper lines to fund rollout of fiber, adding that the cables are a key part of its broad

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This week saw some major momentum around NFC, with Google launching its Wallet service in the US and Orange opening a contactless ticket scheme in France.

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Operators need to understand new market realities and consumer behavior – and the flexibility to capitalize on both – to effectively monetize 4G, said industry experts at a 4G strategy summit.
 
Zoran Vasilijev, a partner at Value Partners, said that operators should take a more integrated approach towards telecoms and IT to create new innovation opportuni

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LTE, spectrum and picos key for data growth
 
Mobile operators planning their 4G migration roadmap stand to benefit from the capacity, flexibility and self-

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At the very least, the DoJ lawsuit will now create a massive uphill battle for AT&T in consummating its merger, and will create significant d

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