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Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2019, 5G subscriptions are now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024...

14 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Telefónica eyes slice of data-sharing pie for users

Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica is working on a platform that could allow its clients to ask to be paid for the use of their personal data...

7 Sep 2016

GLOBAL

Telefónica sells China Unicom stake for €322m

Spain's heavily indebted Telefónica said on Sunday it had sold a 1.51% stake in China Unicom, China's second-biggest telecommunications provider...

11 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Undersea cable system to link Algeria and Spain

Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications, have signed an agreement for the deployment of the Orval system, which is a fibre-optic undersea cable spanning more than 560km that will link Oran, Algeria to Valencia, Spain...

6 May 2015

SPAIN

Orange seeks to buy Spain's Jazztel for $4.4bn

MADRID, SPAIN: French group Orange launched on Tueday, 16 September, a bid to extend its reach in a Europe-wide telecom turf war with an offer for Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel.

17 Sep 2014

SPAIN

Telefonica concludes sale of Irish business

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says it has completed the sale of its Irish subsidiary to Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa for €850.

17 Jul 2014

SPAIN

Firefox to power US$25 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Firefox OS, an new smartphone operating system aimed at challenging Apple and Google, will power a new category of US$25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based non-profit Mozilla Foundation said.

3 Mar 2014

SPAIN

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch.

28 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Smartphones dissect lives of navel-gazing owners

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Precisely how many steps have you taken today? Exactly how fast is your heart beating? How clean are your teeth?

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Nokia's new Android smartphone despite Microsoft

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia showed off a new range of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, even though the company is being taken over by Microsoft.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor, to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Free voice calls for WhatsApp by mid-year

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Fresh from a US$19bn takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said it will launch free voice calls by the middle of this year.

25 Feb 2014

SPAIN

One-second movie downloads on next mobile network

BARCELONA, SPAIN - When the next super-fast mobile network launches in 2020 you will be able to download a high-definition movie in about a second.

24 Feb 2014

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