USA based mobile credit card processor, Square has launched its services in Japan. Square is available in the country with the support and partnership of Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation (SMCC).
Japan's Softbank has offered to appoint a "security director" if it is successful in its US$20 billion bid to buy a majority stake in the USA based Sprint Nextel.
Switzerland's Swisscom has increased the speed of its LTE network in high traffic areas to a theoretical peak download speed of 150Mbps.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel has announced plans to work together on developing media servers that can be deployed within base stations to cache mobile content closer to end-users.
Airlines are set to spend $900 million on in-flight entertainment (IFE) content by 2018, up from $660 million in 2012, lifted by demand in emerging markets and with lower-cost options rapidly becoming available, Click here for more.
Qatar's telecoms regulator, ictQATAR has launched a public consultation on a draft Radio Spectrum Fees Policy and Fees Schedule.
A Vodafone report says mobile money payroll (mPayroll) could enable secure, cost-effective wage payments to be made to millions of unbanked workers by 2020, reducing corruption, lessening the risk of payday robbery and reducing the time spent travelling and waiting to receive cash wages.
Video content search engine, Blinkx has launched a dedicated mobile app and an open-sourced Video Player for use on Tizen based smartphones.
Thailand's two state-owned networks, CAT and TOT have agreed to adopt a new lower mobile termination rate.
Indonesian handset distributor, PT Erajaya Swasembada is reported to have signed a partnership with Taiwan's Foxconn Technology to set up a local handset manufacturing plant.