UK banks unveil contactless payments; France added new 4.5M subs in 2012

> RBS, NatWest and Visa Europe launched a contactless payment service. Article

> France added 4.5 million new mobile subscribers in 2012, according to figures released by the telecoms regulator, Arcep. Article

> Nokia and Siemens are reportedly in talks to end their equipment joint venture, Nokia Siemens Networks. Article

> LTE and tablets are expected to drive digital growth in the UK. Article

And finally… Solar storms could knock out LTE. Article