Oi stays out of Brazil spectrum auction; Huawei buys IoT specialist Neul

> Brazil-based operator Oi is not taking part in the country's LTE spectrum auction, increasing speculation that there will be a merger on the Brazilian mobile market. Article

> Telecom Italia is reportedly considering a stock market listing of its Italian mobile towers business, instead of selling the unit as originally planned. Article

> Telefónica is reportedly talking to Mexico-based Televisa about several options including the creation of a new telecoms company. Article

> Huawei acquired Internet of Things radio module specialist Neul, which is based in Cambridge, UK. Huawei is the latest large vendor to snap up a smaller, IoT-focused firm. Article

> UK-based mobile operators are reportedly in talks with the government over passive mast sharing, as a less drastic solution to rural coverage than a national roaming agreement. Article

And finally...More cities are introducing "phone lanes" for texters on the go. Article

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