Telecom Italia board to review new 3-year plan; Altice faces hurdles with Portuguese bid

> The UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal said security agencies didn't break the law by monitoring individuals' communications. Report

> Apple is preparing to teach basic coding to shoppers. Article

> Clamshell mobile phones are making a comeback. Article

> Telecom Italia's board is reportedly set to meet on Dec. 18 to review a draft of a new three-year business plan. Article

> Altice's plan to buy the Portuguese operations of Brazil's Oi for €7.4 billion ($9 billion) depends on winning the backing of shareholders in Portugal Telecom SGPS, which holds 25.6 per cent of Oi. Article

And finally…UK operators are under fire over their outdated attitudes towards refunds for inadequate phone signals. Article

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