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iSuppli: Windows Mobile to retake second spot

A report from iSuppli notes that while Windows Mobile is expected to fall to the No. 3 position among worldwide smartphone operating systems in 2009, appearing on 27.7 million smartphones, that number is expected to climb to 67.9 million smartphones by 2013, boosting Windows back into the No. 2 spot by 2012.

Adviser recommends EU court upholds roaming caps

A Wall Street Journal report notes that a legal adviser to Europe’s highest court today recommended the court uphold a Europe-wide law forcing mobile operators to cut the rates they charge for using a mobile phone abroad.

TDC in deal to sell Invitel for EUR700M

The Financial Times reports that TDC, the Danish telecoms group, has taken an important step towards a planned share sale by its private-equity owners next year by agreeing to sell Invitel.

Meditel says no listing yet

TeleGeography, citing a Reuters report, notes that Moroccan GSM operator Meditel has responded to local newspaper reports of a possible stock market listing by saying that it has no immediate plans for a flotation.

Bharti blames SA government for MTN deal failure

India’s Bharti and South Africa’s MTN have cancelled their US$23 billion merger plans for the second time in two years, with Bharti blaming the South African government for the collapse. “Bharti and MTN have decided to disengage from their discussions when the exclusivity period ends on September 30, 2009,” Bharti said in a statement yesterday.

Report: Symbian to maintain OS dominance

A new report from Juniper Research finds that recent concern over the future health of the Symbian platform may be ill-judged, with the analyst firm predicting that it will remain the dominant mobile operating system (OS) for the next five years.

Japanese developers progress on LTE

Japan’s Docomo, NEC, Panasonic Mobile and Fujitsu have announced that they are making progress with their joint development of ‘LTE-PF,’ a mobile terminal platform based on LTE, reports Cellular News.

NSN upgrades Hutch Austria

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has won a deal to upgrade 3 Austria’s network.

Vectone signs UK MVNO deal

Cellular News reports that European MVNO Vectone Mobile is partnering with T-Mobile UK to extend its services to the UK market with the launch of a low-cost prepay service.

Nortel will now sell GSM business

Nortel Networks is to sell its GSM and GSM-R (GSM for Railways) businesses by auction, including relevant patents. Bidders are required to submit offers by 5 November, with the auction planned to begin on 9 November.