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EU member states accused of 'savaging' roaming and net neutrality proposals

The member states of the European Union were accused by the leader of the fourth-largest group of MEPs in the European Parliament of lacking ambition and "savaging roaming and net neutrality proposals".

Telekom Austria brings in Ericsson exec as COO; CTO Ottendorfer to leave

Telekom Austria said CTO Günther Ottendorfer has ceased to be a member of the group's management board, and also said it is bringing in Alejandro Plater as the group's new COO with immediate effect.

Altice in talks to sell mobile business in La Reunion and Mayotte

Altice said it has entered into exclusive talks with the Hiridjee Group on the sale of its mobile activities in the French Overseas Territories (FOT) of La Reunion and Mayotte.

Tele2 focuses on IoT, M2M with HCL Technologies partnership

Tele2 forged a machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) partnership with global IT services provider HCL Technologies with the aim of tapping growing demand for such services in Europe.

MWC 2015: 5G, IoT and Chinese vendors take the floor

If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.

Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch to ship 15M units worldwide in 2015

Total global smart watch shipments will increase by 511 per cent from 4.6 million units in 2014 to 28.1 million units in 2015.

Facebook wins Oxygen8's first Master of Mobile award

BARCELONA, Spain--Facebook was awarded the first ever Master of Mobile award at a special ceremony held by multi-channel communications platform provider Oxygen8 at the Mobile World Congress, here.

InMobi exec says now is the time to develop MEA mobile marketing strategies

BARCELONA, Spain--InMobi executive Richard O'Sullivan said senior marketing executives in the Middle East and Africa must begin developing mobile marketing strategies today, to benefit from rapid increases in the number of mobile Internet users in the regions.

ABI Research: Android's OS dominance may have peaked

ABI Research said Android had a market share of 53 per cent in 2014, but that future growth will be more muted as rival operating systems become more popular.

Jolla signs first Sailfish Alliance partner, as it seeks device OEMs

BARCELONA, Spain-- Jolla, the Finland-based developer of the Sailfish mobile operating system (OS) talked up its potential as a viable alternative to Google's Android as it announced Snapdeal.com--India's largest e-commerce marketplace provider--has become the first company to sign up to its partner programme.

Deutsche Telekom, Cisco launch Cloud VPN service in 3 EU countries

BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom launched a cloud VPN service for small and medium businesses at the Mobile World Congress, here.

Huawei moves closer to Internet Of Things with new 5G patented tech

BARCELONA, Spain--Huawei is showcasing its new 5G air-interface technology here at Mobile World Congress and the vendor plans to boost its 5G research and patent portfolio.

Deutsche Telekom extols 5G, as European Commissioner unveils 5GPPP vision document

BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom said trends including network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN) are contributing to the development of the integrated infrastructure that will be necessary to power 5G networks.

Orange set to deliver 'significant' Internet access in Middle East and Africa, top regional exec says

BARCELONA, Spain--Orange is taking a chance by launching a new $40 (€35) smartphone and data package for the Middle East and Africa markets, according to Marc Rennard, the operator's EVP International for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 

Qualcomm Europe exec says consolidation and LTE development are fuelling region's revival

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm Europe's senior director of business development said the region is bouncing back in terms of technology development and operators' investments in networks.

Berg Insight: Connected vending machine market will grow steadily through 2019

The global installed base of connected vending machines grew by 18.4 per cent to 1.16 million units in 2014, Berg Insight announced

Deutsche Telekom unveils 'hybrid' Internet for Germany

Deutsche Telekom on Monday detailed new price plans covering what it terms 'hybrid' Internet access utilising its fixed and mobile networks.

Samsung kicks off MWC device announcements

BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung got the ball rolling on Mobile World Congress device announcements, unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the eve of the event, here.

Ericsson CEO: Video will generate half of all mobile data traffic in 2015

BARCELONA, Spain--Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg predicted video will generate half of all mobile data traffic in 2015, as the number of people viewing streaming video exceeds those watching scheduled broadcast TV.

Nokia, NTT DoCoMo plan 5G showcase at 2020 Olympic Games

BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo are demonstrating jointly developed technology here that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the duo plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.