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RIM’s new services model to pressure margins

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd’s  plan to revamp its services revenue model will put pressure on its high-margin services business, which accounts for about a third of the struggling company’s revenue, analysts said. RIM’s Nasdaq-listed shares were down 11 percent before the bell after stronger-than-expected earnings on Thursday were overshadowed by news that subscriber numbers had dropped for the …

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U.S. Cellular readies for 4G LTE expansion

U.S. Cellular readies U.S. Cellular may not be the nation’s largest carrier, but that won’t stop it from extending its 4G network. The regional provider announced this morning that by the end of 2013, it will take its 4G LTE network to cities in three new states — California, Nebraska, and Kansas — and will also add new markets in …

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Telecom scam fallout: Higher tariff, dented image

Telecom scam fallout: Higher tariff, dented image The so-called 2G scam, where suspected government corruption in the award of telecom spectrum led to the cancellation of 122 service licences across the country by the Supreme Court, is one of the reasons for recent tariff hikes, apart from denting the global image of India’s flourishing mobile phone industry, experts maintain. The …

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Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and others set sights on Myanmar

Mobile licence in Myanmar   China Mobile, Vodafone and a group backed by George Soros entered the race to secure a mobile licence in Myanmar, as the battle to operate in one of the last major untapped markets kicked off.The Chinese and British groups, the first and second-largest operators in the world respectively, said on Thursday they had formed a consortium …

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Mobile biggies conspicuous

Mobile biggies conspicuous by absence South Hall LAS VEGAS — Mobile is supposed to be a hot category in tech, right? You’d never know it looking at the announcements that are slated to start pouring in this week. Many of the major companies in the mobile industry have opted to skip or limit their presence at this year’s Consumer Electronics …

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