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Telekom Austria rebuffs DDoS attack on its mobile, fixed broadband networks

Telekom Austria said no customer data was compromised by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure that took place over the weekend.

Ofcom CEO calls on Brussels to block planned O2/Three merger

Ofcom CEO Sharon White said the merger of Three UK with O2 UK threatens to drive up mobile prices for consumers, and has asked the European Commission to block the proposed deal.

Telefónica flags IoT security risk, calls for common standards

Telefónica warned that Internet of Things (IoT) security standards are lagging the sector's pace of development and said the industry must quickly develop common safety standards to protect consumers and businesses.

Telefonica kicking tires on DirecTV Latin America, Reuters says

Spain-based media giant Telefonica SA is considering the possible purchase of AT&T's Latin American assets, according to Reuters.

Report: 23% of European mobile towers could be independently owned in 2016

A new study predicted that around 23 per cent of European mobile towers could end up under the ownership of independent tower companies this year following recent tower divestment announcements by several mobile network operators.

Report: O2 and Three set to face tough EC conditions for UK merger

The European Commission (EC) is this week expected to impose tough conditions on the proposed merger of Three UK with O2 UK, in what could be a major hurdle to reaching a deal.

Ofcom CEO warns of higher prices if Three UK/O2 UK merger is cleared

Ofcom CEO Sharon White cast doubt on CK Hutchison and Telefónica's plan to merge their UK mobile operations due to concerns the deal could result in higher prices for consumers.

Orange still linked to Bouygues Telecom acquisition talks despite denials

Orange and Bouygues Group faced fresh merger speculation after reports in France said the companies had entered into deep negotiations over an acquisition of Bouygues Telecom.

Telefónica, MTN announce strategic partnership

Spain-based Telefónica and South African operator MTN formed a strategic partnership that will place a strong focus on services for enterprise customers as well as the future development of new digital services.

Ofcom delays spectrum auction following O2/Three legal threat

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom postponed a planned auction of frequencies in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands until after the European Commission (EC) decides whether or not to allow the proposed acquisition of O2 UK by CK Hutchison.