Mobile Bytes (20/02/2014)

Mobile Bytes (20/02/2014)

EE sets target of signing up 6 million 4G users by the end of 2014. Olaf Swantee also hints that operator won’t follow O2, Three and Tesco by dropping premium. Full story: Mobile Today

Also, the operator’s move to bring back over 1,000 jobs and create 1,300 apprenticeships is welcomed by the Communication Workers Union, although it warns against further store franchising. Full story: Mobile Today

EE, O2 and Vodafone joint venture Weve looks for shareholder marketing support with the launch of its ‘Pouch’ loyalty application. Full story: Mobile Today

Facebook agrees to buy Whatsapp in landmark $19 billion deal. Full story: Sky News

Vodafone’s deal to sell its 45% stake in Verizon could see £10 billion invested in UK equities in the coming weeks. Full story: Investment Week

T-Mobile tries to make peace with BlackBerry fans by offering $200 buybacks for the handsets when customers want to upgrade. Full story: The Register

Nokia has been tipped to acquire Juniper Networks to build up its networks business. Full story: Total Telecom

51% of ‘affluent’ customers use mobile phones for business, while reading news on their smartphones has increased by 15%. Full story: Mobile Today

Kazam announce that it is about to launch its first LTE smartphone in Q2 as well as a number of other devices. Full story: Mobile Today

Frequency signs exclusive headphone deal with US accessories firm Griffin. Full story: Mobile Today


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