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    Numericable-Virgin deal gets green light from French watchdog Edit Post

    Numericable’s acquisition of Virgin Mobile France has been approved by the country’s competition regulator — providing the cable giant allows rivals to lease capacity on its fixed broadband network so they can devise their own fixed-mobile offerings. Numericable signed a deal to acquire the MVNO in June. Virgin Mobile, owned by Carphone Warehouse and the Virgin Group, rents ...
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    Indian device vendor Karbonn launches into UK Edit Post

    Devices from Indian device maker Karbonn Mobile are being launched into the UK market this month , with the low-cost device segment in the country described as “quite an untapped market”. “We are trying to capitalise on that as fast as possible,” Deborshi Sarkar, head of sales for distributor Santok, said. Karbonn is launching four devices, ...
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    Uganda not big enough to support seven operators - Airtel exec Edit Post

    Airtel Uganda’s managing director Tom Gutjahr does not think that the country can sustain all of its seven operators, which fight over a market with a population of 35 million. “It’s an absolute illusion to believe that four, five, six mobile operators can ever be profitable in one country,” Gutjahr (pictured) told Reuters, adding that “it’s unlikely ...
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    GSMA pushes alternatives to UK national roaming Edit Post

    GSMA, the mobile industry association, suggested alternative solutions to national roaming as a way to tackle the issue of partial not-spots in the UK. At the beginning of November, the government launched an investigation in “various legislative proposals” that could enable national roaming (or an alternative) in the UK, as part of a plan “to eliminate ...
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    EC expresses concern over 'single market' progress Edit Post

    The European Commission’s vice president for the digital single market, Andrus Ansip, said he is “worried” about the direction that negotiations over the Telecoms Single Market package have taken in the European Council, where member states appear divided on the issue. The package was proposed by the European Commission in September 2013 and includes action on roaming charges, ...

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    Bouygues accuses rival Free of misleading its own subscribers Edit Post

    Bouygues Telecom is alleging that rival Free Mobile is throttling the data speed of its  subscribers when they roam onto the network of market leader Orange, said Les Echos. Free is reducing the bandwidth available to its subscribers even before they hit their 3GB monthly cap, claims Bouygues, which is pursuing the matter in court. Such a ...
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    BT, EE talks have potential to create European powerhouse Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom and Orange have confirmed they are in talks with BT over the sale of their EE operation — potentially creating one of the largest integrated fixed-mobile operators in Europe. The German and French operators said they are having “highly preliminary exploratory discussions” and it is “too early to state whether any transaction may occur”, unsurprising ...


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    AirWatch chairman warns industry it has duty of care over IoT data Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alan Dabbiere, chairman and co-founder of mobile device management specialist AirWatch, is an enthusiast about the life-changing convenience of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, but stresses the importance of ensuring personal data use is transparent to the consumer and, above all, secure. “It’s our job as an industry to protect the consumer somewhat from ...