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Spain plans 2.6 GHz spectrum auction in coming weeks

Spain plans to launch an auction of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band in the coming weeks to enable the market's four mobile network operators to further improve 4G network coverage.

Three Group Europe's H1 EBITDA boosted by UK and Ireland

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.

GSMA nears agreement with Apple, Samsung et al on eSIM standard

The GSMA is closing in on an agreement that could see the mobile industry move collectively towards using a standardised embedded SIM (eSIM) as opposed to today's SIM cards.

Telecom Italia rebrands all services under TIM

Telecom Italia has now rebranded its fixed, mobile and Internet services under the TIM brand on the 20th anniversary since the erstwhile mobile-only brand was first launched.

Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile claim industry first with 'live' virtualised RAN trial

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile are claiming an industry first after completing what they described as the first live field trial of a virtualised radio access network (vRAN) based on network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology.

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica collaborate on NFV tech development

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test network functions virtualization technologies with a focus on enhancing network performance and efficiencies.

Telefónica and Alcatel-Lucent extend NFV testing

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica agreed to carry out further tests on network functions virtualisation (NFV) as the operator investigates how it can prepare its mobile network to meet future demands placed on it by the Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and increased customer connectivity.

Nokia Networks leads new 5G RAN and core network research consortium

Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) initiative.

Generali cut Telecom Italia stake as Vivendi moved to become largest shareholder

Telecom Italia shareholder Generali sold the bulk of its stake in the operator on the open market around the time that French media group Vivendi confirmed it would become the former incumbent's largest shareholder in place of Telefónica.

Vivendi becomes largest Telecom Italia shareholder with almost 15%

France-based Vivendi became the largest shareholder in Telecom Italia after purchasing a total stake of 14.9 per cent, replacing long-term investor Telefónica.