MTS mulls Telkom stake purchase; Qualcomm probed by South Korean officials

> MTS is said to be exploring whether to pursue an acquisition of a majority stake in Telkom, as the two South African operators continue talks over a network-sharing agreement. Article

> Egypt is to issue landline licences to mobile operators in weeks, ending state-owned Telecom Egypt's fixed-line monopoly. Article

> The UK government is investing £50 million (€67.3 million/$77 million) to bring free Wi-Fi to rail passengers in England and Wales by 2017. Article

> Gemalto revealed incidents of data breaches increased 49 per cent year on year in 2014. Report

> Apple doubled its audits of mineral suppliers in 2014, as it seeks to eliminate companies that fund armed conflicts. Article

> Qualcomm faces an anti-trust probe in South Korea a matter of days after agreeing to pay $975 million to settle a similar probe in China. Report

And finally…Improve your health by not wearing a fitness tracking device. Article