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Bouygues Telecom steps up competition amid M&A rumours

Bouygues Telecom has launched the latest salvo in the French market, introducing a new low-cost fixed line package for €19.99 ($27.46) that the operator sells in combination with its mobile plans.

Orange aims to meet mobile broadband demand in Africa

BARCELONA, Spain- Africa is poised for explosive subscriber growth, and mobile broadband services will play a significant part in Orange's operations in the market, said Marc Rennard, the France-based company's executive vice president for Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Vodafone picks Ericsson, NSN for Project Spring deals

BARCELONA, Spain--Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) are proving to be beneficiaries of Vodafone's Verizon Wireless windfall, as the Swedish and Finnish vendors have just won five-year deals under the operator's £7 billion (€8.5 billion) Project Spring network investment programme.  

WeDo Technologies execs see connected home device protection opportunity for operators

BARCEOLONA, Spain- WeDo Technologies executives said the company could consider launching consumer security products in the long term, as telecom operators begin to focus on protecting an increasing array of connected devices.  

U.S. operators are MIA in the GSMA's new Mobile Connect universal login program

BARCELONA, Spain--The GSMA announced a new mobile identification program the group said will allow users to use their phone's SIM card and a personal PIN number to log on to any participating service. The goal, the association said, is to create a universal identification system that would eliminate the need for users to remember the passwords they need to access every online service they use.

Neelie Kroes says 5G can put Europe back in technology driving seat

BARCELONA, Spain- Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission's Digital Agenda, said there is more at stake in developing fifth generation (5G) technology than just meeting growing data traffic and demand for connectivity.  

AT&T expands LTE roaming to 13 more countries, but Verizon remains silent

AT&T Mobility said it will offer LTE roaming services in 13 additional countries, bringing the total number to 15 and easily outclassing all other U.S. carriers. No other U.S. carrier has yet announced an international LTE roaming agreement.

Orange European exec sees opportunity in IoT, OTT security

A senior Orange executive said he believes developments in Internet of Things and wearable devices on display at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona are an opportunity for operators to reclaim credibility with consumers.

Reports: Orange eyes Jazztel, as Vodafone weighs raising Hellas stake

Another day, another rumour about a mobile operator thinking about buying more fixed-line assets to boost its convergence strategy: latest reports suggest Orange is interested in bolstering its position in Spain by buying Jazztel, while Vodafone is said to be weighing an increase in its stake in Greek broadband provider Hellas Online.

Orange hits back at Facebook with OTT messaging developments

Orange immediately struck back against news that Facebook is acquiring over-the-top (OTT) messaging firm WhatsApp, by revealing changes to its Libon messaging application that will open the service to more users and operators.