Vodafone users hit by BlackBerry outage; Spain probes Telefónica over SME deals

> Vodafone apologised over a BlackBerry service outage that affecetd customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Article

> France is reportedly looking to buy into Alcatel-Lucent's cable unit. Article

> Qatar's telecoms regulator will introduce mobile number portability by the end of January. Article

> Spain is probing Telefónica over possible restrictive practices in its small business contracts. Article

And finally… More than 13,000 households across the UK are still using black-and-white television sets. Article