Telecom Italia downgraded by S&P; Smartphones now account for 55% of mobile sales

> Telecom Italia's debt rating was cut to junk by Standard & Poor's after Moody's downgrade. Article

> Vodafone Qatar reported a smaller loss for the second quarter as its customer base expands. Article

> Smartphone sales accounted for 55 per cent of global mobile sales in the third quarter, according to research firm Gartner. Article

> Polish media group Cyfrowy Polsat agreed to buy mobile operator Polkomtel from Polish businessman Zygmunt Solorz-Zak. Article

> Reports in Belgium suggest that Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens will be dismissed by the government, the telecom group's majority shareholder. Article

And finally… London will get its own domain name in 2014. Article