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Verizon eyes $1.2B mega bond backed by phone contracts

Verizon wants to sell around $1.2 billion in bonds to backed by the contracts of approximately 2.5 million users in the US who have brought new phones, including new iPhones, according to a presale report released by Fitch Ratings.

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Docomo’s 5G lab chief calls for spectrum decision

LIVE FROM 5G WORLD, LONDON: Takehiro Nakamura, the VP & MD of NTT Docomo’s 5G ...

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KT shares plans for 5G at 2018 Olympics

LIVE FROM 5G WORLD: Young Sik Kim, KT’s SVP of head of network technology, billed the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as the first 5G games, and lifted the curtain on what users might expect from the experience.

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Docomo chief talks up role as an example to rivals

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, newly installed CEO of Japan’s largest ...

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AT&T chief details next-gen operator attributes

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2016: Glenn Lurie, president and CEO of AT&T ...

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HTC announces VC alliance for virtual reality

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Taiwanese device maker HTC launched a consortium that pulls together ...

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China Mobile targets 500M 4G users this year

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: China Mobile aims to boost its 4G user ...

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Asia continues to lead mobile growth and innovation – GSMA head

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Asia Pacific has been the biggest contributor to ...

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China’s IoT market to top 1B connections by 2020

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2016: China’s machine-to-machine (M2M) market will reach one ...

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APAC set to add 600M mobile subs by 2020

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: The number of mobile subscribers in Asia Pacific ...

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Wileyfox puts spark into ‘affordable’ smartphones

Wileyfox, the UK firm trying to bring an Asian smartphone strategy to Europe, is back ...

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Google faces further EU charges

The European Commission will next month issue a new complaint against Google, as well as freshening one of its two existing cases.

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South Africa’s Neotel acquired by Liquid Telecom

South Africa’s fixed-line provider Neotel, which was nearly acquired by Vodacom earlier this year, has been sold for ZAR 6.6 billion ($435 million) to Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group.

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UK’s departure might bring back roaming rates – report

Leaving the EU could see the UK’s operators – Telefonica O2, 3UK, Vodafone and EE – ...

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US extends ZTE’s relief from export restrictions

The US Commerce Department extended until 30 August temporary relief for ZTE from export controls. ...

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Nokia to demo “first ever” 5G-ready network

Nokia is set to make the “first ever” demonstration of a 5G network running on commercial platforms at 5G World that it claims “will underline the momentum of bringing 5G to commercial reality.”

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China Mobile “dedicated” to device development

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: China Mobile is “dedicated to the development of ...

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Samsung Pay targets aggressive rollout

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Samsung Pay VP Haley Kim reaffirmed a commitment ...

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Competition is about more than price – LeMobile chief

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI:  LeMobile’s focus on offering customers a mix of ...

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RCS profile picks up more support

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2016: The GSMA said that 57 operators and ...