Qualcomm's new CEO sees plenty of growth in mobile; China criticised for VAT levy on telecoms

> Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September, and be replaced by Luca Maestri, current vice president of Finance and corporate controller. Maestri will begin the transition to CFO in June. Release

> Telenor Global Services revealed it supplied the technology that enabled Telenor Norway to strike LTE roaming deals with MTS Russia, KPN, and Swisscom. Release

> New Qualcomm CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, said the mobile phone industry still has plenty of growth left, despite analyst predictions of slowing smartphone sales. Article

> UK deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said security agencies should publish details of requests for subscriber information made to communications service providers, to improve transparency. Article

> United Arab Emirates-based du has borrowed $1.17 billion (€851 million) in three separate deals to refinance existing debt and fund equipment purchases. Article

> China will impose a value-added tax on telecommunication services, a move analysts said may cut earnings at the country's three major mobile carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. Article

And finally…A new mobile app is encouraging a new way of 'spending a penny'. AirPnP allows people to rent out their toilet to members of the public, who can then rate their experience based on cleanliness, and even the thickness of the toilet paper. Article

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