Telecom Italia is close to announcing a deal to sell the mobile phone towers of its Brazilian business TIM Participacoes to American Tower, as chief executive Marco Patuano also continues to push for a tie-up with Brazilian rival Oi.
Ericsson and Plus, a mobile brand operated by Polkomtel, said they have jointly conducted a test of LTE Advanced technology in Poland, achieving speeds of up to 300 Mbps in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands.
Alcatel-Lucent will contribute towards the development of Europe's first aviation telecoms network, which is being constructed by mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat.
Altice CEO Dexter Goei has further stirred up the telecoms market consolidation debate in France after he made it clear that the company would be more than interested in buying Bouygues Telecom.
Leading mobile operators in the UK are in the process of determining how far they will go in offering bundles that incorporate mobile, fixed voice, fixed broadband and TV services as they prepare for increased competition from fixed players.
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Ericsson predicts around 90 per cent of the world's population aged six years and above will have a mobile phone by 2020, by which point smartphone subscriptions are also expected to hit 6.1 billion from 2.7 billion today.
Ofcom on Wednesday confirmed it will open up the 700 MHz frequency band to mobile operators for wireless broadband services.
Telekom Austria Group said it intends to play a decisive role in defining the future standard for 5G, after joining the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance.
Vodafone signed a framework agreement with Afrimax Group to explore further opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Uganda set to be the first target market under the new arrangement.
Annual mobile operator expenditures are now in excess of $800 billion (€638 billion), and several leading players face the possibility of costs exceeding revenues by the end of the decade without remedial action.
With some 80 per cent of the population in Africa still not connected to the Internet, the thorny problem of how to get citizens online in some of the most challenging parts of the world was a key topic at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town last week.
Nokia is set to re-enter the mobile devices market in the first quarter of 2015 with a new tablet PC running the Android operating system.
Ericsson said wireless backhaul is as effective as fibre in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) small cells used in heterogeneous networks (hetnets) in licensed spectrum up to 30 GHz.
Telefónica Deutschland has agreed to sell yourfone, the secondary brand launched by E-Plus in April 2012, to its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partner Drillisch, but stressed that it does not intend to sell any further customers after its merger with E-Plus.
Telecom Italia on Monday denied reports that it plans to sell new shares to finance an acquisition in Brazil, as fresh reports state the company's board is preparing to discuss options for its subsidiary in the country.
TalkTalk has signed a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Telefónica as part of an overall strategy that will see the UK fixed operator expand its "quad-play" offering that combines fixed broadband and TV services with mobile plans and, ultimately, build a small cell network to support its mobile play.
Bouygues Telecom unveiled a new range of mobile plans that will see the company integrate its low-cost B&YOU plans into its overall offering, and reposition itself on the still highly competitive French market.
Just over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year.
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