MBNL picks Ericsson to manage network; Vodafone's nonexistent UK tax bill draws ire

> MBNL, the joint venture owned by 3 UK and EE, selected Ericsson to manage the LTE network for the companies. Release

> Telefónica is reportedly seeking bids for its Irish O2 unit by the end of this month, in a deal that could raise €700 million. Article

> Weve--the mobile money and marketing venture of Vodafone, EE and O2 UK--reiterated its plans to target 17 million users with paid-for advertising, with mobile banking expected to be available in 2014. Article

> Viber Media is examining ways to circumvent a ban on its services in three Middle Eastern countries by making changes to its software. Article

> Vodafone said it paid no UK corporate tax in two years, drawing criticism. Article

> Celltick announced that KupiKupon, the leading provider of daily deals in Eastern Europe, will partner with Celltick to publish intelligently targeted mobile coupons to millions of consumers across Russia and Ukraine. Release

And finally… The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged monks not to use mobile phones to access the Internet in order to avoid temptation. Article

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