If BT succeeds in its bid to acquire EE, one thing it won't be doing is bringing the Orange and T-Mobile brands back to life in the UK: according to the Financial Times, BT has no interest in rekindling the two former brands as it intends to focus on driving 4G data services, for which EE is of course famous.
The European Commission (EC) will not refer the planned acquisition of Spain-based broadband provider Jazztel by Orange to the Spanish competition authority for assessment under Spanish competition law, saying it believes it is better placed to deal with the case.
BMW's board member for sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, raised a red flag over the concept of the connected car this week, as he revealed his company is fighting a tide of requests from technology and advertising companies for access to the data already being gathered by a host of on-board sensors.
The issue of coverage versus signal quality was addressed this week by the CEO of Vodafone UK, Jeroen Hoencamp. Perhaps he was attempting to allay any potential concerns that Vodafone is still well behind EE in terms of LTE network coverage, but he made some valid points over the value of consistency when 4G services are actually available.
Three Austria's acquisition of local rival Orange in August 2013 has helped drive up consumer prices significantly for mobile services in the country, as indicated by latest figures from the Arbeiterkammer Wien (AK)--the Vienna Chamber of Labour.
Sébastien Soriano is the preferred candidate of President François Hollande to head the telecoms regulator in France.
EE, currently the target of former UK incumbent BT, said it now has 7.7 million subscribers on its LTE (or 4G) network, representing an increase of 5.7 million users in the past 12 months.
Bouygues Telecom looks set to face another difficult year after analysts revised previous EBITDA forecasts downwards for 2014 and said they expect to see further declines in earnings in 2015.
Microsoft Devices Group launched a new entry-level mobile phone that comes with a price tag of $29 (€24) and is aimed at "connecting the next billion people to the Internet".
France's telecoms regulator Arcep has awarded spectrum in the 1800 MHz frequency band to Free Mobile, which will be able to use the airwaves for the expansion of its LTE network across the country.