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  • BT's plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

    BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a successful deal might mean for rival mobile operator O2 UK and its parent company Telefónica.

Telenor Hungary offers 'MyCard' mobile banking service to drive customer loyalty

The CEO of Telenor's Hungarian business said a new mobile banking service launched in the country provides a boost to the operator's customer experience by providing a new form of banking to consumers.

Ericsson, Orange hit 300 Mbps in French trials of FDD LTE carrier aggregation

Ericsson revealed it achieved data rates of 300 Mbps during trials of FDD LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology conducted with Orange in October and November.

Orange's Mobistar takes further steps towards return to convergence play

Belgium-based mobile operator Mobistar has taken its first concrete steps towards resuming sales of fixed-line services with tests of its Internet and digital TV services on cable networks and the recruitment of its first external test users in the Charleroi borough.

Ofcom confirms Sharon White as new CEO

Ofcom said Sharon White has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK communications regulator with effect from late March 2015, confirming previous reports.

Gartner: Global smartphone sales grew 20.3% in Q3 2014

Sales of smartphones to end-users grew 20.3 per cent year-on-year to reach 301 million units globally.

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