Ericsson signs contract with Ethio Telecom; Oi to use PT proceeds for TIM Brasil bid

> An Ericsson-initiated ban on sales of Chinese vendor Xiaomi's devices in India has been partially overturned by Delhi's High Court, provided the vendor uses Qualcomm chips. Report

> Apple shut its online store in Russia amid fluctuations in the value of the Ruble. Article

> Bharti Airtel agreed to sell 1,100 telecoms towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS Holding for around INR20 billion (€252 million/$314 million). Article

> German discount supermarket Aldi plans to enter the Austrian mobile market as an MVNO. Article

> As previously reported, Ethio Telecom has signed a deal with Ericsson on 2G/3G mobile communication equipment and related services. Release

> Brazil-based Oi said it would use proceeds from the sale of its Portuguese assets to finance any bid for Telecom Italia's TIM Brasil. Article

> Export Development Canada (EDC) said it will provide up to US$850 million (€682 million) in commercial financing to Vodafone, mainly for the acquisition of BlackBerry services. Article

> Orange rejects claims that its PartyCall social calling app infringes the intellectual property rights of U.S. startup Telesocial. Article

> Lebara has launched MVNO services on Mobily's network in Saudi Arabia. Article

And finally…Facebook ponders the introduction of a 'dislike' button. Article

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