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Japan’s top three mobile carriers to be asked to stop charging customers who switch providers

2018-04-21 japantimes.co.jp
The communications ministry said it will ask Japan’s three top mobile communications carriers to stop charging customers for switching companies when their contracts expire.
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REFILE-Rakuten weighs $1.8 bln bond issue to launch mobile service - Nikkei

2018-04-20 reuters
(Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten Inc will issue as much as 200 billion yen ($1.86 billion) to prepare for its entry into the country’s mobile phone service market, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.
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Ericsson (ERIC) to Unveil MediaFirst End-to-End UHD Platform

2018-04-12 zacks
In a concerted move to offer superior viewing experiences, Ericsson (ERIC - Free Report) Media Solutions has announced the launch of its MediaFirst End-to-End Ultra High Definition (UHD) solution. The innovative platform has been scheduled for global debut at the NAB Show 2018, representing the industry's first software-based, multi-application media processing and encoding platform to deliver UHD content from camera to consumer, across the entire media delivery landscape.
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Nokia to Offer Seamless Transition to 5G Services in China

2018-04-10 zacks
Nokia Corporation (NOK - Free Report) was recently selected by state-owned telecommunication firm China Mobile Limited (CHL - Free Report) to provide 5G services across the country. The wireless services provider was also entrusted with the job of developing a new optical transport network in China to facilitate improved data center interconnect, consumer broadband services and 4G backhaul due to rapid proliferation of cloud and other 4G mobile services.
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Buy 4 Non-U.S. Wireless Operators for Seamless Returns

2018-04-10 zacks
The global telecommunications industry is witnessing rapid technological improvement. A growing global economy speeds up the demand for real-time voice, data, and video manifold. The escalation in demand has encouraged telecom service providers to undertake large network extensions while upgrading plans. The rising demand for technologically superior products has been a silver lining for the telecommunication industry in an otherwise tough environment.
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Oil Bears in Extended Hibernation: Charts - Bloomberg

2018-04-10 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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Japanese government grants Rakuten’s entry into cellphone market

2018-04-10 japantimes.co.jp
The government has formally approved Rakuten Inc.’s entry into the country’s mobile telecommunications sector with its own wireless network, potentially sparking a price war in an already saturated market.
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Rakuten gets government approval for wireless operations - Channel NewsAsia

2018-04-09 channelnewsasia
Rakuten Inc said on Monday it won government approval to offer mobile services as the Japanese e-commerce company expands its business into a market dominated by three major carriers.
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Rakuten Inc. gets approval to become nation’s fourth major wireless carrier

2018-04-06 japantimes.co.jp
Rakuten Inc. got the green light Friday from a government panel to become the nation’s fourth major wireless carrier, granting the e-commerce giant access to a fierce competition for subscribers alongside industry heavyweights who have long dominated the cellular market.
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AT&T (T) Unit Acquires Reelio to Augment Branded Content

2018-04-05 zacks
Fullscreen Media, Inc., a digital media company, has acquired startup firm Reelio, an influencer marketing platform. The financial terms of the deal, however, remained undisclosed. Fullscreen is owned by Otter Media Holdings, a joint venture subsidiary of AT&T Inc. (T - Free Report) and The Chernin Group. The latest buyout reinforces Fullscreen’s focus on branded content and social marketing services.
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Nokia (NOK) Remains Focused on Key Strategic Priorities

2018-04-05 zacks
On Apr 5, we issued an updated research report on wireless services provider, Nokia Corporation (NOK - Free Report) . Nokia is a leading player in the mobile and fixed network infrastructure with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. The company is driving the transition of global enterprises into smart virtual networks by creating a single network for all services, converging mobile and fixed broadband, IP routing and optical networks with the software and services to manage them.
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Asian markets gain on hopes of averting trade war - MarketWatch

2018-04-05 marketwatch
Asia-Pacific shares rose Thursday as investors welcomed signals the U.S. and China are open to negotiations rather than escalating threatened tit-for-tat trade tariffs.
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Verizon Boosts CSR Efforts with Higher Investment in STEM

2018-04-03 zacks
U.S. telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ - Free Report) has decided to invest more than $200 million in additional funds in Verizon Innovative Learning. Management aims to provide immersive next generation technology, training to teachers, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum and connectivity to less privileged students across the United States. The company has invested $200 million in education with 1 million students to date.
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BlackBerry Rides on Software Sales, Technology Collaboration

2018-04-03 zacks
On Apr 3, we issued an updated research report on wireless services provider, BlackBerry Limited (BB - Free Report) . Operating as a leading player in the enterprise mobility management, BlackBerry is widely recognized for productivity and security innovations. The company delivers one of the most secure end-to-end mobile enterprise solutions in the market through a broad portfolio of products and services.
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Ambani's Jio Triple Play Deserves to Upend This Cozy Club - Bloomberg

2018-03-19 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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