News In Brief: NTT DoCoMo, Kineto Wireless, Rogers, G Mobile, Amazon, Opinium Research
NTT DoCoMo has issued the first license for LTE-PF technology, unveiling an agreement with Taiwanese chip firm MediaTek to produce a handset chipset platform for global markets. The carrier has developed LTE-PF in conjunction with NEC Casio Mobile Communications, Panasonic and Fujitsu.
Some 80% of UK mobile subscribers would route calls over WiFi providing the service was free or cheaper than cellular calls, a Kineto Wireless survey found. The poll of 2,176 users also revealed that iPhone owners use WiFi the most, with 33% using the device compared to 20% for Nokia, and RIM’s 17%.
Canada's Rogers Communications grew net profit 13% to C$464 million (€344.7 million) in the June quarter.
The Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has fined G Mobile around €5 million for failing to live up to its rollout schedule.
Security expert Chris Paget claims to have determined how to tap mobile phone conversations using a single $1,500 (€1,150) piece of hardware and free open-source software.
Stieg Larsson - author of the Millennium Trilogy - has become the first writer to sell a million Kindle eBooks, according to Amazon.com.
One in four UK consumers have been put off buying an iPhone 4 due to problems with the device’s antenna, a survey by Opinium Research found.
Alcatel-Lucent will expand the capacity of Portugal Telecom’s IP/MPLS network to handle new video content and data services in a three year deal unveiled today.
Juniper Networks has boosted its presence in the smartphone security market by acquiring US-based SMobile Systems for $70 million (€53.7 million) in cash. SMobile provides virus and spyware protection software for Android, iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile operating systems.
Telecom Italia has been bumped out of the top ten list of global broadband providers by South Korea’s KT, according to figures from TeleGeography. The ten largest broadband firms held a combined 39% of global broadband subs by end-March with 191 million users in total, the firm said.