Slovakia launches telelcoms IPO; Israel approves Hot network-sharing deal with Partner

> Google is tipped to launch a wireless service in the U.S. today (Weds) that will charge users for the data they use rather than a generic bundle. Article

> BlackBerry acquired security start-up WatchDox. Report

> Apple upped its U.S. lobbying spend by 16 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015. Report

> Slovenia is targeting mid-May for the completion of talks with investment fund Cinven, which is the only bidder for Telekom Slovenia. Article

> Slovakia launched a public offering of its 49 per cent stake in Slovak Telekom on Tuesday, looking to raise up to €1 billion ($1.1 billion) from the sale. Article

> TeliaSonera repeated its outlook of flat earnings this year as its Eurasia unit returned to growth. Article

> Altice said the Israel Ministry of Communication approved the 3G/4G network-sharing agreement between its unit Hot Telecom and Partner Communication. Release

> Poland has restarted the auction of 800 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum for LTE networks. Article

And finally…Drivers in the UK finally seem to be getting the message about mobile phone use...Article

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