Competition bites in Germany; Telefónica hits 2013 debt targets

> Cable & Wireless Communications said smartphones helped its mobile services return to growth in the first half of this year. Article

> Competition continued to bite in Germany, as Deutsche Telekom reported a drop in mobile revenue in the third quarter and Telefónica Deutschland posted lower third-quarter core profits.

> Telefónica reached its debt reduction targets earlier than planned through the sale of assets. Article

> 3 UK will end its ties with Carphone Warehouse, instead relying on its own retail presence. Article

> And finally… First came the concrete cows. Now, the British town of Milton Keynes is set to get the country's first driverless cars. Article