Jolla plans debt restructuring and lays off staff; Vodacom wants to rework Neotel deal

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> Vodacom starts talks with Neotel on revising the structure of its planned acquisition of the ISP. Bloomberg article

> Jolla, the company behind the alternative smartphone platform Sailfish OS, will lay off half its workforce and try to restructure its debt after it failed to close a $10.6 million (€10 million) Series C round quickly enough. FierceWireless article

> Turk Telekom signed five-year loan agreements with 14 banks amounting to €420 million euros ($446 million) and $380 million. Reuters article

> Alcatel-Lucent said it is to expand the deployment of 4G LTE for China Telecom across 12 provinces of China. Alcatel-Lucent release

And finally…Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine apologised after saying women struggle to navigate music services. Wall Street Journal article

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