Orange completes Lexsi buy; smartphones in use expected to reach 4.48B by end-2018

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> Orange completed the 100 per cent acquisition of cyber security specialist Lexsi. Orange release

> Ericsson secured an order for at least 1,000 Radio Dot systems from Telefónica Mexico. Ericsson announcement

> Google's rivals received demands from the EU to quickly redact commercial information in evidence submitted as part of a probe into the company's Android operating system. Bloomberg report

> KPN subsidiary iBasis agreed to sell its A2P and P2P SMS hubbing business to MessageBird, an Amsterdam-headquartered CSP. iBasis release

> mobileSquared predicted that the number of smartphones in use globally will rise from 2.74 billion at end 2015 to 4.48 billion by end 2018. mobileSquared release

> GSMA chief regulatory officer John Giusti welcomed the final approval of EU General Data Protection Regulation and the launch of an e-Privacy Directive by the EC. GSMA announcement

And finally…Smartphone app as effective as the pill at preventing babies. Telegraph article

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