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MWC 2014 Daily Round-up: Day One

MWC14 Keynote: Operators and OTT players sketch out their value-added visions Five presenters took to the stage today at Mobile World Congress for the “Mobile, Disrupted: Challenging the State of Play” keynote session. Mobile operators Tele2, Millicom and VimpelCom were set to duke it out with mobile messaging apps WhatsApp and Kakao Talk, but, at… Read more

Paul Lambert

MWC: X marks the spot for Nokia

Mobile World Congress 2014 sees Nokia take a game-changing step into the affordable smartphones market with its X series of phones underpinned by the open-source Android operating system. Fitting neatly into the current space between its Asha range of feature phones and Windows Phone Lumia devices, Nokia’s X range will aim to squarely capture smartphone… Read more

David McQueen

Nokia’s solvency questionable after NSN transaction

On July 1, 2013, Siemens and Nokia announced that Nokia was buying Siemens’ stake in their Nokia Siemens Network joint venture. This marks the end of their six-year partnership and does not come as a surprise. Because of its latest restructuring efforts, Siemens was on the lookout for an exit option, one that proved to… Read more

Milena Cooper, CFA