Webwire: eAccess plots 300Mbps LTE; Amazon Q4 profit falls 57%

Staff writer
01 Feb 2012

eAccess to roll out 300Mbps LTE service

Japan's eAccess is deploying an LTE network that will provide theoretical downlink speeds of 300Mbps, by building the network to use 40 MHz of spectrum and devices featuring four antennas.


Amazon Q4 profit falls 57%

Amazon has reported a 57% slump in Q4 profit to $177 million, and missed analyst estimates with a 35% increase in revenue to $18.3 billion, despite nearly tripling Kindle sales year-on-year.

Associated Press

NSN to cut 4,100 in first round of layoffs

Nokia Siemens will cut 2,900 jobs in Germany and a further 1,200 in Finland, as part of its plan to slash 17,000 positions by end-2013.


Apple taps Dixons chief to head up stores

Apple has appointed the CEO of European electronics retailer Dixons, John Browett, as the head of its chain of retail stores.

The Guardian

Mexicans overcharged for telecom services: study

Mexicans are being overcharged $13.4 billion per year for telecom services in a market dominated by telecom tycoon Carlos Slim's Telmex and America Movil, a new study claims.


Cambodia mobile penetration exceeds 100%

Cambodia's mobile penetration now exceeds 100%, with 14.96 million mobile subscriptions compared to an estimated population of 14.7 million.

Phnom Penh Post

Telstra wins WA mobile contract

Telstra has won a tender for a project to extend regional mobile coverage in the state of Western Australia with a A$106 million ($112.5 million) bid.

The Register

UK tourists barred from US after tweet

Two UK travellers have been refused entry to the US, after one of them tweeted that he was going to “destroy America.” The tweet's author insists he merely meant he was going to have a good time.

BBC News

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