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Italy's TIM, Kumu test full duplex relay technology to double LTE capacity

Italy-based TIM tested full duplex relay technology from U.S. start-up Kumu Networks that is designed to enable the transmission capacity of LTE networks to be doubled from current levels through the use of self-interference cancellation (SIC) techniques.

Report: 23% of European mobile towers could be independently owned in 2016

A new study predicted that around 23 per cent of European mobile towers could end up under the ownership of independent tower companies this year following recent tower divestment announcements by several mobile network operators.

Orange still linked to Bouygues Telecom acquisition talks despite denials

Orange and Bouygues Group faced fresh merger speculation after reports in France said the companies had entered into deep negotiations over an acquisition of Bouygues Telecom.

Xavier Niel sees Telecom Italia as consolidator rather than M&A target

Xavier Niel said he sees Telecom Italia as a consolidator in Europe rather than a target for consolidation, and indicated he might want to play a more active role at the Italian operator in future.

Vivendi CEO continues push for Telecom Italia board places

Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine maintained pressure on Telecom Italia's management to appoint four Vivendi staff to the operator's board ahead of a key shareholders meeting this week.

Orange M&A rumours continue to swirl

Orange remained at the centre of takeover speculation this week amid continuing rumours that the France-based company is looking for acquisitions in its domestic market as well as in the wider European market.

Orange says is not in discussions with Telecom Italia

Orange said it is not involved in talks with Telecom Italia nor has any particular target in mind, as the France-based operator attempts to quell mounting speculation about its future expansion plans.

Nokia Networks, Telecom Italia scout for NFV, SDN, RAN and SON start-ups

Nokia Networks said it has struck a pioneering agreement with Telecom Italia to scout for potential start-up partners covering technologies including NFV, SDN, RAN Evolution and next generation SON.

Leading operators and vendors line up to support NB-IoT industry forum

Vodafone, Telecom Italia and Etisalat committed to opening six Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) open laboratories as part of their involvement in a new industry forum focussed on promoting the development of the technology.

Telecom Italia earnings drop fails to spook analysts

Telecom Italia saw earnings drop year-on-year in the third quarter and opening nine months of 2015, but the figures satisfied analysts by being broadly in line with the company's forecasts and consensus estimates.