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MediaTek To Join Top 10 Firms
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MediaTek Inc, a major supplier of handset chips to Chinese brands, including Xiaomi Corp, will see its ranking jump five notches to No. 10 in the global semiconductor industry this year due to a 57 percent surge in revenue, market researcher IHS Technology said in a report. That will make MediaTek the first Taiwanese chip […]

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Qualcomm Testing Snapdragon 810 SoC With Cat. 9 LTE Support
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Qualcomm is now reportedly testing its much talked-about Snapdragon 810 processor with the new Cat. 9 LTE modem support. The new modem will increase the peak downloading speed from 300Mbps (in Cat. 6) to 450Mbps. The processor is said to make its debut in several flagship devices during 2015, a number of which might be […]

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Warid Telecom Announces Launch of LTE Services in Pakistan
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Warid Telecom finally announced a formal rollout of its mobile broadband in six major cities from Friday. As per the official announcement, the company will start its LTE services from Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Faisalabad and Gujranwala and offer free trials to its customers for seven days. The company is aggressively working to further expand […]

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Google Fibre Services in India Soon
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Google is in talks with Indian IT Ministry to roll out optical fibre-based broadband services as part of the Digital India programme. Google plans to roll out a fibre network in a small area as a showcase project. According to top officials in the IT Ministry, the discussions are at an initial stage. One of […]

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Google Fights Marriott’s Plan to Block WiFi Hotspots
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Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott’s attempt to block guests’ WiFi hotspots in their hotel rooms. At Marriott, connection rates start at $14.95 per day. For $19.95, guests get “enhanced high speed Internet” which includes video chatting, downloading large files and streaming video. In order to avoid pricey […]

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Airtel Takes on OTT With Higher VoIP Call Charges
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Indian telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has increased VoIP call charges to 4 paise / 10 KB for 3G service to take on OTT players. For comparison, Bharti Airtel charges 0.25 paise per 10 KB for traditional 3G data. The development will impact the thriving business of over-the-top (OTT) players such as Whatsapp, Skype and […]

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