Japanese operators gamble on iOS and Android #AppsWorld
The US dropped to second place in terms of app revenue generation last year for the first time ever, supplanted by the new dominant player whose smartphone market is beginning to snowball, Japan.
Can HTC go for the jugular in Chinese smartphone market?
Even though announcing quarterly figures in the telecoms industry is like a death sentence right now, HTC may look to benefit.
Hong Kong beats South Korea to broadband speed crown
Hong Kong has overtaken South Korea in having the fastest broadband in the world for both mobile and fixed connections.
LG announces 3D-enabled game apps for Smart TV
The Korean electronics giant LG has announced that its Cinema 3D Smart TVs are to get a series of 3D game apps.
Telefónica pulls out of China Unicom to ease financial worries
Telefónica SA has sold a 4.56% stake in China Unicom to its parent group, China United Network, as the telecoms giant attempts to back out of its financial difficulties.
Anonymous India hacks TELCO website in censorship protest
Following the approval of a new national telecoms policy, and the hacking into provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)’s website by the Anonymous India group, there has been plenty to talk about with Indian telecoms.
Why is China taking so long to implement 4G?
Despite numerous LTE tests across China, predicting when the first commercial 4G networks will become active is a difficult and frustrating game, says our Beijing Correspondent Dr Lin Sun.
Nokia hit by tough smartphone market: Shares nosedive
Shares in the Finnish mobile giant Nokia plunged by 14% after the firm admitted it was facing a tough battle for smartphone sales, “particularly in India, the Middle East, Africa and China”, and revised its Q1 predictions downwards.
China's app growth is up by 840% in 2011
China’s mobile application market is now the second largest in the world, according to research. Analytics firm, Flurry, found that China has had an 840% increase in app usage during this year. The growth is four times more than the rate experienced by other countries.
Report predicts further industry consolidation
Almost half of telecoms firms are still facing financial risks associated with past and ongoing economic uncertainties, leading to a further spate of M&A industry consolidation activity, according to a report from the business advisory firm Alix Partners.
The firm said that despite steady growth in the high-tech sector, a large number of companies were still facing the prospect of default or bankruptcy in within the next two years unless action was taken.