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EC proposes 700 MHz refarm for wireless broadband within 6 years

The European Commission would turn radio spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band over to wireless broadband providers within six years under new Digital Agenda proposals published Sep.1.

Telefónica gets final EU approval for E-Plus deal

Telefónica Deutschland has received final clearance from the European Commission for its €8.6 billion ($11.3 billion) acquisition of German rival E-Plus from KPN, after it was deemed that a mobile wholesale agreement previously announced with German company Drillisch complied with the agreed conditions for the deal.

CCS Insight: Smartphones and watches to dominate IFA consumer electronics show

Low-cost LTE smartphones, smart wearables and connected home innovations are set to dominate the forthcoming IFA consumer show in Germany, according to latest research from CCS Insight.

IDC: Tablet projections lowered for 2014 as demand softens

IDC has lowered its forecast for worldwide tablet and 2-in-1 (computers that can function as tablets) shipments to 233.1 million units. This represents 6.5 per cent year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1 per cent growth rate previously forecast.

Vodafone's Safaricom snaps up Essar's network assets in Kenya

Safaricom, the Kenya-based unit of Vodafone, is to gain the network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya as part of a $120 million (€91 million) deal that will also see Airtel Kenya take over the operator's subscribers.

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The Small Cell Forum's ongoing research agenda targets a host of possible deployment scenarios, including the use of movable small cells as well as dedicated and standalone small cell-based networks. Further, a "tremendously exciting" initiative within the forum aims to apply the concept of virtualization to small cells, said Alan Law, the group's newly elected chairman.

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Ineda Systems, a startup funded by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung and others, is testing samples of two chip designs that could extend battery lives for wearable devices. Mass production of the chips is expected next year.