Telecom Italia mulls bid for Oi; Apple reveals record iPhone 6 orders

> UK technology companies are calling for dedicated politicians to help promote the country as a digital hub. Report

> VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding agree to sell their stake in Wind Canada to Globallive Capital and its partners for CAD135 million (€94.5 million/$122.4 million). Release

> Apple said it received a record 4 million pre-orders for its iPhone 6 models on the first day when users could sign up for the smartphones. Release

> OTE, Vodafone and Wind Hellas submitted offers to buy mobile radio frequency rights in Greece. Article

> Telecom Italia is mulling an acquisition of Brazilian operator Oi, in a move that would turn the tables on a potential Oi bid for the Italian company's local TIM Participacoes unit. Report

> Orange's Africa and Middle East head Marc Rennard said around 100 of the company's 3,000 base stations in Iraq are out of action at any given time due to fighting in the country. Article

> Vodafone and EE say they could be interested in buying stores and phones from Phones 4U. Article

And finally…Apple is offering a one-click removal tool to users wishing to delete rock band U2's new album from their iTunes account, after a backlash from users who don't know who the group are. Article

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