Etisalat launches VoLTE in UAE; Facebook unveils OpenCellular for connecting remote regions

Wireless news from around the web

> Oberthur Technologies (OT) partnered with French mobile contactless technology association AFSCM to launch NFC services together with Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom. OT release

> Etisalat became the first operator in the United Arab Emirates to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. Gulf Business article

> Wirecard partnered IT and software company Ametras is to launch a mobile payment programme for European furniture store Möbel Inhofer. Wirecard announcement

> Facebook unveiled OpenCellular as an open source wireless access platform to bring mobile connectivity to remote corners of the world. Facebook release

And finally…Snapchat sued for foisting "explicit" content on teens. Telegraph article

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