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Mobile data traffic in 2017 will reach eight times more than this year's total

A new forecast from ABI Research says the global volume of mobile data traffic will exceed 107 exabytes in 2017, eight times more than the anticipated total for 2012.

However, it points out that this doesn’t mean a ‘data tsunami’ is on the way.

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Apple quarterly results show device sales, revenue and profit up

Last night Apple published financial results for the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year.

Quarterly revenue hit $35.0 billion and net profit was $8.8 billion, up from $28.6 billion revenue and $7.3 billion profit in the same quarter last year.

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Ofcom prepares the UK for 4G, WAC joins the GSMA and O2 talks about compensation

Podcast - 25th July 2012

We start this week's podcast with two news stories from Ofcom. Not only has the regulator announced its plans for the UK's 4G spectrum auction, it's also released research that shows we're texting more than we talk.

There's a look at the changing relationship between HTC and Beats Electronics, O2's apology for the network outage earlier this month and the Wholesale Applications Community's integration into the GSMA.

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Revenue up but profit down at Huawei

Technology company Huawei has published financial results for the first half of 2012.

Sales revenue was up 5.1% year-on-year to CNY 102.7 billion (£10.38 billion), while operating profit reached CNY 8.79 billion. That’s a 22% drop from the same period in 2011 but an increase from the previous six months.

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Ofcom unveils its plans for UK 4G mobile spectrum auction

UK regulator Ofcom has published its plans for the launch of 4G mobile phone and mobile broadband service. It’s aiming to start the 4G spectrum auction by the end of this year.

The proposed sale will offer 80% more radio spectrum than the 2000 UK 3G auction and is equivalent to three-quarters of the mobile spectrum in use today.

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