Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings.
Nokia and industrial investment company China Huaxin agreed to establish a joint venture combining Nokia China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB) once the proposed merger of the Finnish equipment manufacturer with Alcatel-Lucent has been closed.
Israel-based Cellcom said it will examine a possible acquisition of Golan Telecom after its smaller rival appointed an investment bank to explore options including a merger or sale.
Ericsson said the number of global mobile broadband subscribers grew by around 25 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, taking the total to 3.1 billion by the end of the period.
Bouygues Telecom said it had 4.1 million 4G customers at the end of June this year, meaning that 42 per cent of its mobile customer base excluding M2M is now using the high-speed mobile service.
Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 2015, just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit's 4.4 million units.
Vodafone Turkey emerged as the highest bidder in a 4G network tender process launched by the country's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) that aims to raise €2.3 billion ($2.6 billion) in total.
Myanmar received applications from 17 companies to join a consortium that would operate the country's fourth mobile network, Reuters reported.
Three Group Europe said underlying EBITDA improved in the first six months of 2015, with strong contributions made by its operations in the UK and Ireland.
Ooredoo Qatar awarded a nationwide 3G and LTE small cell deployment contract to Nokia Networks following successful trials of the equipment vendor's infrastructure in the country's capital, Doha.
Deutsche Telekom extended its quad-play strategy to a fourth European market after Magyar Telekom launched Magenta One plans in Hungary.
IDC said smartphone shipments are expected to increase by 10.4 per cent in 2015 to 1.44 billion units. This is lower than the research company's previous forecast of 11.3 per cent year-on-year growth.
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Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) said it has consolidated several Libyan-owned shareholdings in mobile and fixed-line telecoms companies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nokia's Here unit took another step towards defining common specifications for processing information from automotive sensors through the cloud by hosting a forum comprising 16 auto industry companies.
Vodafone Ireland is investing €7 million ($8 million) in the development of new data-centre services for enterprise and public sector customers, according to a report in the Irish Times.
Google reduced the number of apps that smartphone makers must pre-install on Android devices in order to gain access to the company's app store by four, in a move that could appease European Commission (EC) regulators.
The GSM Association (GSMA) said Tele2 Group CEO Mats Granryd will be its new director general with effect from January 2016, replacing Anne Bouverot who stepped down from the position on July 31.
According to a recent IDC study of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the UAE, spending on IoT solutions among retailers will grow by an average of around 19 per cent annually for the foreseeable future.
Orange gained regulatory clearance for a deal to sell its Armenian business to local internet service provider Ucom.