Sonera, the Finnish unit of Nordic operator TeliaSonera, has agreed to buy the consumer operations and fixed networks of AinaCom for €47 million ($65 million) in a move that strengthens Sonera's position on the Finnish market.
Vodafone has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to buy Spanish broadband services provider Ono, although Ono's management board is also said to be moving ahead with plans to list the company until Vodafone makes a firm offer.
The battle for French operator SFR took a new turn over the weekend after Bouygues said it had reached an accord to sell its mobile network and some frequencies to Iliad if its offer to merge Bouygues Telecom with SFR is approved.
The expanding Internet of Things and mobile operators' changing attitudes regarding the devices used on their networks are impacting demand for wireless equipment testing technology, according to Paul Beaver, products director at UK-based Anite.
Telecom Italia said it will not pay shareholders a dividend for 2013, even though the Italian incumbent was able to cut its group net loss by €1 billion during the year.
Orange impressed the markets on Thursday with better than expected forecasts for its margin and core profits in 2014, although the French operator emphasised the figures will partly be achieved through continued cost cutting.
After months of speculation and rumour, the battle for SFR has finally begun. Vivendi announced late on Wednesday that it had received binding offers for the French mobile and fixed operator from both Numericable shareholder Altice and the Bouygues group.
The Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, is always massive, and in 2014 more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the event. Despite MWC's enormity, each year there are a handful of key themes that dominate the trade show.
AT&T is hiring 100 "innovators" to develop its virtualized network of the future and has already posted two sample job descriptions on its site.
While Facebook contends it has no plans to build or own a wireless network, the social networking giant is apparently interested in investing in airborne technology that could help bring the Internet to unserved areas.