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  • Nokia plans new China JV following Alca-Lu merger

    Nokia and industrial investment company China Huaxin agreed to establish a joint venture combining Nokia China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB) once the proposed merger of the Finnish equipment manufacturer with Alcatel-Lucent has been closed.

Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings.

Israel's Cellcom mulls purchase of rival Golan Telecom

Israel-based Cellcom said it will examine a possible acquisition of Golan Telecom after its smaller rival appointed an investment bank to explore options including a merger or sale.

Ericsson: LTE leads way as mobile broadband subscriptions hit 3.1B

Ericsson said the number of global mobile broadband subscribers grew by around 25 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, taking the total to 3.1 billion by the end of the period.

Bouygues Telecom boasts 42% of mobile customers are now on 4G

Bouygues Telecom said it had 4.1 million 4G customers at the end of June this year, meaning that 42 per cent of its mobile customer base excluding M2M is now using the high-speed mobile service.

IDC: Apple takes No. 2 spot as global wearables market grows 223.2% in Q2 2015

Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 2015, just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit's 4.4 million units.

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