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Samsung indefinitely postpones commercial launch of its first Tizen smartphone

The wait for the first commercial Tizen-based smartphone will go on. Samsung Electronics said it would delay sales in Russia of the Samsung Z, the first Tizen smartphone, presumably because there are not yet enough apps on the platform.

Infinera's Q2 revenue rises to $165M as DTN-X customer adoption grows

Infinera continues to benefit from sales of its next-gen DTN-X platform as second-quarter 2014 earnings jumped sequentially and year-over-year to $165.4 million from $142.8 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $138.4 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Samsung Z, vendor's Tizen smartphone, is a no-show at Russian developer event

Samsung Electronics' efforts to get the first smartphone running the open-source Tizen platform into the market suffered another setback when the company had to backtrack on its promise to show off a commercial version of its first Tizen phone at a developer conference in Moscow on Thursday.

Samsung to release first Tizen smartphone, the Z, in Russia in Q3

Samsung Electronics will release the first commercial Tizen-based smartphone in Russia in the third quarter, but details on how Samsung will expand the launch beyond Russia as well as the future of the platform's reach remain unclear.

Rumor Mill: Samsung to release first Tizen phone in Russia, India

Samsung Electronics is aiming to release its first smartphone running the Tizen operating system in Russia and India, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

Sochi Olympics' U.S.-Russia hockey match generated 1.6 Tbps of online video traffic

The Winter Olympics in Sochi generated more online video streams than any other Olympics in history, reports  FierceOnlineVideo,  citing figures from Akamai. During Sunday's hockey game between the United States and Russia, Akamai said that online video traffic peaked at 1.6 Tbps. At the same time, there was a correlating increase in malicious attack traffic higher than 200 Gbps.

Broadcom, Elemental power 4K Olympics broadcast for Russian satellite provider

Russian satellite TV provider NTV-Plus waited 11 days to announce that it delivered a live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in Ultra HD, or 4K, format.

Russian operators face olympic task to meet mobile video demand

Russian mobile networks require urgent upgrades to cope with rising video traffic, with nearly 40 per cent of all videos shown over current 3G networks affected by stalling or buffering, mobile browser company Opera Software has revealed.

Rostelecom approves merger of mobile unit with Tele2

Russian operator Rostelecom approved the merger of its mobile assets into a joint venture with Tele2 Russia, confirming previous reports that the state-owned fixed-line operator would join forces with its rival in order to better compete with mobile heavyweights MTS, VimpelCom and MegaFon.

Analyst: Apple's iPhones still too expensive for emerging markets

The latest versions of the Apple iPhone went on sale in Italy, Russia, Spain and more than 25 additional countries on Friday, but analysts warned that the new iPhone 5s and 5c models are still too expensive in many emerging markets including Russia, which has just reopened its doors to the Apple smartphone after previously giving it the cold shoulder.
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