Ericsson and MTS team on 5G; TIM launches VoLTE

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> Ericsson and Russian operator MTS agreed to cooperate on 5G research and deployment in Russia. Ericsson release

> Altice completed the purchase of 70 per cent of U.S. cable company Suddenlink. Reuters article

> Orange is to continue talks over the Christmas period on a possible acquisition of Bouygues Telecom, Les Echos reported, citing unnamed sources. Les Echos article

> TIM has launched Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services in Italy. Telecom Italia release

And finally...Want to decorate your Christmas tree? There are several apps for that. Telegraph article