Carlyle acquires Syniverse for $2.6B; LG Octane lands at Verizon

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> Reports are circulating about an Apple deal with SIM vendor Gemalto that would cut out European carriers from iPhone sales transactions. Article

> A day after announcing its acquisition of CommScope, The Carlyle Group announced it will acquire Syniverse Technologies for $2.6 billion. Release

> U.S. Cellular said it has taken steps to prevent subscribers' bill shock. Release

> The LG Octane has arrived at Verizon Wireless. Article

Mobile Content News

> Software giant Oracle has updated its intellectual property lawsuit against Google. Article

> The BlackBerry Partners Fund announced co-managers RBC Venture Partners and JLA Ventures have merged their investment teams. Article

> Sprint continues adding content publisher partners to Sprint ID. Article

> Mobile website performance is on the upswing--for most. Commentary

> Foursquare is partnering with political strategists, designers and activists to issue an "I Voted" badge. Article

> AT&T is launching a mobile payment trial enabling subscribers to charge online products and services directly to their monthly wireless bill. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> When it comes to selling tablets, it's a brand new ball game for mobile operators. Commentary

> Alcatel-Lucent warned that tiered pricing for mobile data services alone won't make mobile data services profitable. Article

> Qwest Wholesale introduced what it calls an Adaptive Broadband wholesale product. Article

> Data revenues are poised to surpass voice revenues at Japanese operator DoCoMo. Commentary

European Wireless News

> Smartphone vendors are playing catch-up. Commentary

> Around half of mobile phone users are accessing the internet from their handsets at least once a week. Article

> Some of Europe's largest handset distributors are issuing warnings of "extreme" stock shortages in the sales channel in the build up to Christmas. Article

> Orange UK has been judged the worst service provider in terms of customer satisfaction for iPhone users. Article

> SFR has agreed to share its forthcoming upgrade to HSPA+ with its rivals, Orange and Bouygues Telecom. Article

> 3UK revealed that 2,500 terabytes of data travelled across its network in July. Article

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