Webwire: Globe debuts LTE roaming in HK; Nokia issues $1b in bonds

Staff writer
24 Oct 2012

Globe debuts LTE roaming in HK

The Philippines' Globe Telecom has launched LTE roaming in Hong Kong, in collaboration with China Mobile Hong Kong. Globe plans to follow this up with LTE roaming services in South Korea via SK Telecom, and then in potential markets including Australia, Singapore and Japan.


Nokia stays fluid with bond issue

Nokia has addressed investor’s concerns over its liquidity, raising €750 million ($973.8 million) in a bond issue yesterday.

Wall Street Journal

Telkom Indonesia lifts Q3 profit 20%

Telkom Indonesia said its profit for the September quarter grew 19.5% to 10.01 trillion rupiah ($1.04 billion), with revenue increasing 7.63% to 58.86 trillion rupiah.


Apple may lose touch screen patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated an Apple patent covering the display of pictures on touch screens.


MS to launch SmartGlass this week

Microsoft will this week launch in earnest its new SmartGlass service, providing cross-platform functionality between mobile devices and its Xbox 360 console. While the function will initially only be available on Windows Phone devices, a rollout to Android and iOS is coming “soon.”


EE details 4G service pricing

UK carrier EE will charge consumers £36 (€44) per month for 500-GB of data on its 4G service, which it is due to launch on re-farmed 1800-MHz spectrum on October 30. The contract is it’s cheapest for the public, and includes unlimited domestic calls and SMS.


Facebook posts $56m Q3 loss

Facebook has reported a 32% increase in September quarter revenue to $1.26 billion, but still posted a loss of $56 million.

BBC News

Zynga plans own ad platform

Social gaming giant Zynga plans to develop its own advertising platform, and to eventually make it available to other app developers, as it seeks to push into third-party publishing.

All Things Digital

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