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Mobile data sharing: now big in Europe

If you take a closer look at the various smartphone and mobile data plans of European operators, you'll see that data sharing--and here I define it as mobile data plans with at least one extra SIM card to share a data bundle between two devices--is now thriving as an increasing number of operators adopt various forms of this pricing and marketing approach.

Nokia Networks reveals ETSI mobile edge computing collaboration

Nokia Networks unveiled an industry-wide collaboration to produce a new standard covering mobile edge computing for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Telenor completes 100% purchase of Indian unit Uninor

Telenor has increased its stake in Indian unit Uninor to 100 per cent from 74 per cent, following a similar move by Vodafone in April that saw the UK-based operator increase its stake in Vodafone India to 100 per cent.

Nokia Networks establishes multi-stakeholder ETSI ISG for mobile edge computing

Nokia Networks is collaborating with other equipment vendors and operators to create a new European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) for mobile edge computing (MEC).

GSMA: Embedded SIM will boost M2M market growth by 2020

The GSM Association (GSMA) said adoption of its common Embedded SIM standard will boost machine-to-machine (M2M) market growth by almost 40 per cent by 2020, as it revealed a string of big name backers for the specification.

Comptel's Pickering on setting a new competitive agenda, TDM/IP transition and Telecom Act rewrite

Chip Pickering, one of the key architects behind the landmark 1996 Telecom Act, took over the helm at Comptel as CEO in January. Sean Buckley, senior editor of  FierceTelecom, caught up with Pickering at Comptel's fall show to talk about his first nine months on the job and  how he sees the growth of Comptel and the changing competitive service provider landscape.

Report: Swisscom mulls Fastweb sale, with Vodafone seen as frontrunner

It's a frequently occurring rumour, but a new report suggests that Swisscom is in discussions on a possible deal for its Italian unit, Fastweb, with Vodafone regarded as a likely candidate to buy the broadband provider.

Quad-play is so vieux jeu; it's now all about 'quintuple play'

Not content with mere quad-play offerings, the two Portuguese operators MEO and NOS have now gone further still: both have now entered the realm of the "quintuple play".

Vodafone taps KPN in Netherlands convergence push

The head of Vodafone Netherlands said the country is in desperate need of a third provider of converged services, as the company launched a DSL-based service that enables it to offer fixed Internet, phone and TV services on a nationwide basis.

GSA: 19 operators now committed to LTE Broadcast

At least 19 operators worldwide have confirmed they are either trialling or deploying LTE Broadcast, and operators and broadcasters in seven European markets have now publically revealed trials to date.