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  • Vodafone adds card payments to its NFC wallet

    Vodafone said customers in some of its European markets will be able to add bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet service and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals from the second quarter of 2015.

Huawei given seal of approval by Netherlands PM

The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte praised Huawei's contribution to the development of the country's ICT infrastructure during a meeting with Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of the Chinese equipment vendor.

Bouygues Telecom launches IoT network based on LoRa technology

Bouygues Telecom has launched what it describes as France's first Internet of Things (IoT) network based on Long Range (LoRa) technology and designed to connect all manner of devices and "objects" to the Internet.

BlackBerry chief pledges to stem revenue declines; seeks boost from software business

BlackBerry's turnaround efforts showed signs of bearing fruit in the company's fiscal 2015--the year to end-February--with the company cutting its annual net loss and even generating a slight profit in its fiscal Q4.

Telekom Austria tests targeted MVNO strategy with Fenercell Austria

Telekom Austria's domestic unit A1 added a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to its roster after signing up a subsidiary of Turkish football club Fenerbahce.

Juniper Research: Mobile augmented reality games to reach 420M downloads a year by 2019

Augmented reality (AR) apps in the mobile games market will generate 420 million downloads annually by 2019, up from 30 million in 2014.

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Verizon expects its recent move to begin upgrades on its long-haul optical network with Alcatel-Lucent's photonic equipment will set the stage for providing an automated on-demand environment from which it and its customers can provision wavelengths and bandwidth between key routes on the network.

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Making the rumors a reality, Charter Communications said it plans to buy rival MSO Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. It's unclear how such the deal might affect the wireless industry, but both companies are players in various wireless initiatives.