Mobile Bytes (11/02/2014)

Mobile Bytes (11/02/2014)

Vodafone reportedly lodges official EUR 7 billion bid for Spanish quadplay company Ono. The operator also inks an international money transfer service with MoneyGram. Full story: Mobile Today

Meanwhile, the operator’s group CEO, Vittorio Colao, toys with the idea of following AT&T’s lead to sponsor data. ‘We cannot say ‘yes’ to social network, and ‘no’ to that one.’ Full story: Mobile Today

BlackBerry loses another executive, as EVP of BBM, Andrew Bocking, follows Rick Costanzo, Chris Wormald, Kristian Tear and Frank Boulben out the door. Full story: Mobile Today

The revolving door at its Waterloo headquarters is just one of the reasons analyst Richard Windsor thinks BlackBerry will be ‘extinct’ by 2015. Full story: Total Telecom

Chinese manufacturer Huawei expects to have its 5G networks ready by 2020, and reveals plans to introduce it to Europe using 4G as a ‘stepping stone’. Full story: Tech Radar

Weve CTO, Timo York, talks of partnership with MasterCard and when he believes mobile payments will be universal. Full story: Mobile Today (Podcast)

Sprint reports positive Q4 results while contemplating takeover bid for T-Mobile USA. Full story: Daily Tech

The US carrier also reports that 5.6 million smartphones were sold in 2013’s last quarter, and confirmed it would not be breaking down iPhone sales. Full story: MacRumours


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