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Telefónica turns to Alcatel-Lucent, Accenture to improve customer care

Telefónica is preparing to deploy subscriber management software from Alcatel-Lucent and consultancy Accenture in a bid to improve customer care in Europe and Latin America.

EU to decide on Orange's planned Jazztel acquisition by June 1

European Union anti-trust regulators have now given themselves until June 1 to decide whether or not to approve Orange's plan to buy Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel, after resuming their scrutiny of the proposed €3.4 billion ($3.65 billion) acquisition.

Telefónica starts 'new journey' in Brazil after approval of GVT deal

Telefónica said it is beginning a 'new journey in the Brazilian market" after receiving approval from Brazil's antitrust authority, Cade, to acquire fixed-line operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) from Vivendi.

Ovum: Telefónica, Hutchison Whampoa face 'fraught' fight for UK deal clearance

Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group face a "fraught" battle with competition authorities as they seek approval to merge their UK businesses, a leading Ovum analyst warned.

Operators emphasise need for licensed spectrum regime for 5G

FRANKFURT, Germany--The spectrum requirements of future 5G networks and services are expected to be broad and varied, and mobile operators continue to stress that exclusive licence regimes remain the preferred solution and should be extended further.

Android rival Cyanogen raises $80M from Qualcomm, Twitter, Rupert Murdoch and others

Mobile startup Cyanogen, which aims to cut into Google's control over the Android platform by offering a modified version of the software, raised $80 million in fresh funding.

AT&T to expand Digital Life trials to more operators this year

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will conduct more trials of its Digital Life home automation and security platform with operators in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T has been conducting a limited trial of the service with Telefónica, which is has been licensing the technology in the UK for the past several months.

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.

Telefónica uses WebRTC for TU Go, as Orange ramps up Libon

Telefónica and Orange announced further enhancements to their respective messaging and calling apps, although the two operators continue to maintain very different strategies for TU Go and Libon.

Telefônica reaches preliminary accord with Brazil's Cade over GVT

Telefônica reached a preliminary agreement with Brazilian competition watchdog Cade over its planned acquisition of local fixed operator GVT, after telecoms regulator Anatel cleared the deal in December.