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CCS Insight: Three UK's dire need for spectrum set to provoke 'feisty' debate

Three UK's "precarious position" in the UK market following the failed attempt to buy O2 UK is set to underpin the next "feisty and potentially acrimonious debate" over future spectrum allocations, according to CCS Insight.

Tele2 Q2 profit tumbles on Netherlands LTE investment, one-off costs

Tele2 endured what Jefferies analysts called a "messy" second quarter, as one-off costs drove down EBITDA and resulted in a 60 per cent year-on-year drop in net profit.

SFR speeds 4G rollout as end to Bouygues roaming deal looms

SFR revealed further progress in the rollout of its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks as the France-based operator readies itself for the end of a 4G-network sharing and roaming agreement with Bouygues Telecom.

Vodafone CZ launches VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling

Vodafone Czech Republic became the latest European mobile operator to launch new IP-based voice services, although the lack of compatible smartphones continues to limit the number of users that are able to exploit such services.

IDC: Worldwide smart watch market shipments drop 32% in Q2

IDC noted that the worldwide smart watch market has seen a decline in shipments year-on-year for the first time after total shipments fell by 32 per cent to 3.5 million in the second quarter of 2016.

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