Cellcom Israel has picked Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) as the supplier of its LTE and LTE Advanced network and said it expects to achieve a wide deployment of the network by the end of the year.
As consumers continue to use wearable devices to track their levels of activity, there is growing impetus to also make use of the data to inform health management and healthcare provision.
As Germany's operators await the outcome of the European Commission's probe into the planned merger between Telefónica Deutschland and KPN-owned E-Plus, they have been stepping up their efforts to win the hearts and minds of a generation of German subscribers for whom mobile data is now becoming king.
Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, costs around $12 (€8.67) more to make than the vendor's S4 smartphone, and nearly $50 more than rival Apple's iPhone 5S, research by IHS shows.
Deutsche Telekom has partnered with Berlin-based Xyo to tap into its smart app search technology, also marking the first time that Xyo has publicly unveiled a tie-up with an operator for app search advertising.
Telefónica launched a mobile advertising exchange platform it said is the first to be owned and backed by a mobile operator, as it vies for a slice of a market that generated an estimated 13 per cent of all internet ad spending in 2013.
I read today that Wally Olins, described as the man who rebranded British Telecom as BT, has died at the age of 83. According to the report in the Guardian, Olins was also "an integral part" of the launch of the Orange brand, and was generally described as the "world's leading practitioner of branding and identity". Yet no brand is irreplaceable it seems, and indeed the European mobile brand landscape has been subtly changing in recent months.
Orange has unveiled a new international partnership programme called Orange Alliance that the French operator said will help spread its services and products to markets where it does not have a foothold.
Apple said users of smart devices running its iOS software face no risk from a flaw in the OpenSSL web security standard, despite BlackBerry working up a fix for its messenger service for iOS and Android devices.
Shipment volumes of wearable technology are expected to exceed 19 million units in 2014, more than tripling last year's sales.
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he is prepared to invest between $1 billion (€1.38 billion) and $2 billion in Telecom Italia if Telefónica withdrew from the company, and said the Italian company needed funds for future investments.
South African operators Vodacom and MTN agreed to acquire mobile subscribers from Nashua Mobile for a reported 2.26 billion rand (€155 million/$214 million), as the reseller prepares to exit the local mobile market.
Vivendi said over the weekend that comments made in an interview with Le Figaro by Martin Bouygues about the process to select a buyer for SFR represented a "one-sided" version of the events and refused to enter into a debate with the CEO of the Bouygues Group.
Telefónica revealed that its landmark joint venture with Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander will be named Yaap, and that the first services will be launched in Spain in a matter of months.
The process to license three new mobile virtual network operators in Saudi Arabia has encountered an unexpected delay after the Saudi regulator this week announced a new tender for Zain Saudi's network.
The number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.
The proposed €17 billion ($23 billion) deal to merge Numericable with SFR to create a new fixed and mobile powerhouse in France will come under the regulatory scrutiny of France rather than the European Commission. At the same time, the French government said it will continue to pursue consolidation in the telecoms sector and has asked Orange to seek alliances in Europe.
A new group of operators entering the IoT and M2M markets are taking a different approach to the market than existing companies, having learned key lessons from the implementations of current operators.