Apple Pay UK launch hit by glitches; GSMA backs Barcelona for MWC

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> South Africa's Public Investment Fund (PIC) plans to sell around 1.7 per cent of the 13.91 per cent it recently acquired in Vodacom. Reuters article

> Zain Saudi said its Q2 net loss narrowed from SAR329 million (€79.7 million/$87.7 million) a year ago to SAR201 million in the three months to June 30, 2015. Reuters article

> MTN appointed Mteto Nyati as CEO of MTN South Africa, replacing Ahmad Farroukh who resigned earlier this month. Release

> Mobile World Congress (MWC) is to stay in Barcelona for another five years, after the GSMA signed an agreement with the city for the period to 2023. Release

> Apple launched its contactless payment system, Apple Pay, in the UK, although not without some initial glitches. Reuters article

> Telefónica launched Drivies, a smartphone app that monitors driving behaviour. Telefónica announcement

> UAE regulator TRA hosted the first national review of radio frequency allocations and wireless wave signals. TRA announcement

And finally…A UK commuter was arrested for charging his iPhone on a train. Telegraph article