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Telefónica enters Chinese big data partnership

Spanish telecom giant Telefónica has today announced a new venture with Chinese operator China Unicom with the aim of distributing big data services in China. The initiative, titled ‘Smart Steps Digital Technology Company Limited’, will build on China Unicom’s existing network and customer base in the country and Telefónica’s extensive experience in big data. The… Read More

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent merger operational as of January 14

Finnish telco Nokia has today confirmed it has gained 80% of outstanding shares at French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn (approx. £11.5bn) deal. A complete merger of the two firms is expected to be fully operational by Thursday 14th January. According to an interim report released by the French stock market authority, Autorité des Marchés Financiers… Read More

EE recalls all Power Bar chargers over fire safety risk

British mobile network EE is recalling every one of its promotional Power Bar smartphone chargers amid safety fears that they may overheat and blow up. The portable blue charging tubes were released in April of this year as a way to allow customers to charge their phones on the go. Users were able to exchange… Read More

Bangladesh extends social media ban, blocking Twitter and Skype

A month after temporarily blocking social media sites including Facebook and WhatsApp, the Bangladeshi government has now taken steps to take down Microsoft’s online chat software Skype and social networking service Twitter. Citing ‘threats to national security’, the government ordered the blocking of the six leading social media apps in Bangladesh – Facebook, Messenger, Line,… Read More

Google’s Project Loon could interfere with mobile operations

Google’s Project Loon, which aims to deliver internet connectivity to far-flung locations using balloons, will damage cellular communications provided by Indian mobile operators, the country’s government claimed today. According to several reports including from The Times of India, and The Hindu, Telecom Minister Shankar Prasad had argued in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha (RS),… Read More