Telecom Italia may drop spin-off plans; Orange still under pressure

> Telecom Italia will reportedly propose dropping plan to spin off fixed network at a November board meeting. Article

>  Creating a single telecoms market in Europe could boost the region's economy by 4 per cent by 2020, the European Commission will tell European Union leaders this week. Article

> Orange is uncertain whether it will meet its 2014 profit goals as mobile markets remains under pressure. Article

> Telekom Austria said it does not expect Carlos Slim to make hostile moves toward the company. Article

And finally… Vodafone's bosses are due for a nice payday soon; hey will collect a £56 million ($90.6 million) windfall once the sale of the company's stake in Verizon Wireless is completed. Article