SK Telecom Wins 1.8-Gigahertz Spectrum Auction in South Korea; Shares Rise

SK Telecom

30 August 2011 by Jun Yang

Bloomberg | August 28, 2011 | Jun Yang SK Telecom Co., the largest mobile- phone carrier in South Korea, won the rights to use a key frequency for fourth-generation phone service for 995 billion won ($924 million) in the country’s first auction of spectrum. Read the full article here via Bloomberg

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Tai Tung Communication begins shipments to SingTel

30 August 2011 by Irene Chen, Adam Hwang

DigiTimes | August 30, 2011 | Irene Chen, Adam Hwang Tai Tung Communication, a Taiwan-based maker of fiber-optic cable and telecommunication cable, secured orders for fiber-optic cable from Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) at the end of second quarter of 2011 and has begun shipments, according to the company. Read the full article here via DigiTimes

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Samsung launches mobile instant messaging tool

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29 August 2011 by Miyoung Kim

Reuters | August 28, 2011 | Miyoung Kim Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it would launch a mobile instant messaging tool in its latest push to attract more consumers to its handsets and challenge rivals such as Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion. Read the full article here via Reuters

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HTC to unveil 2 Mango phones in September

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26 August 2011 by Erica Yen, Steve Shen

DigiTimes | August 25, 2011 | Erica Yen, Steve Shen HTC is expected to unveil its first batch of Mango phones on September 1, including the 3.7-inch HTC Eternity and 4.5-inch HTC Omega. Read the full article here via DigiTimes

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Taiwan market: Smartphone penetration rate reaches 26%, says paper

26 August 2011 by Steve Chen

DigiTimes | August 26, 2011 | Steve Chen The penetration rate of smartphones in the Taiwan handset market has reached 26%, with 83% of local smartphone users being first-time owners of smartphones, according a Chinese-language Commercial Times reports, citing data released by Google. Read the full article here via DigiTimes

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Taiwan market: Demand for Apple products remains strong, say retailers

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26 August 2011 by Ocean Chen, Joseph Tsai

DigiTimes | August 26, 2011 | Ocean Chen, Joseph Tsai Taiwan-based retail chain Tsann Kuen, a distributor of Apple products, has commented on the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, saying that market demand for Apple’s products in Taiwan remains strong and it believes that when iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are launched, consumers will still [...]

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SK Telecom says no plan to bid for Hulu

SK Telecom

26 August 2011 by Hyunjoo Jin

Reuters | August 24, 2011 | Hyunjoo Jin South Korea’s top mobile carrier, SK Telecom, said on Thursday that it had no plans to bid for U.S. online video site Hulu. Read the full article here via Reuters

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Analysis: LG on mute as mobile phone losses mount

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26 August 2011 by Miyoung Kim, Anshuman Daga

Reuters | August 26, 2011 | Miyoung Kim, Anshuman Daga South Korea’s LG Electronics hasn’t been so smart with its smartphone business. Its mobile phone division has suffered five consecutive quarterly losses, cutthroat competition is pressuring it to overhaul the business and its shares have plummeted. Read the full article here via Reuters

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Exclusive: Apple suppliers building cheaper, 8GB iPhone

23 August 2011 by Claire Jim, Kelvin Soh

Reuters | August 23, 2011 | Clare Jim, Kelvin Soh Asian suppliers to Apple Inc have begun manufacturing a lower-priced version of its hot-selling iPhone 4 with a smaller 8 gigabyte flash drive, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Read the full article here via Reuters

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Vodafone NZ leaves Southern Cross for Pacific Fibre

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23 August 2011 by Juha Saarinen

iTnews | August 22, 2011 | Juha Saarinen Vodafone’s New Zealand subsidiary has confirmed plans to move all international capacity to submarine cable contender Pacific Fibre, replacing current arrangements with rival Southern Cross by 2014. Read the full article here via iTnews

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