Vodafone continues to be dogged by taxation problems as the operator confirmed it is probing a potential fraud at Spanish unit Ono just weeks after finally making progress in a long running tax dispute in India.
The GSM Association (GSMA) said adoption of its common Embedded SIM standard will boost machine-to-machine (M2M) market growth by almost 40 per cent by 2020, as it revealed a string of big name backers for the specification.
Deutsche Telekom and China Mobile have signed an agreement on the creation of a 50:50 joint venture in China that will focus on the development of connected car services and technology.
Oi CEO Zeinal Bava has resigned in a move that some see as the first step towards the possible breakup of the merger between the Brazilian operator and Portugal Telecom that was due to complete this quarter.
Orange became the second operator in Europe to sign a direct connectivity supply deal with electric car maker Tesla, with an agreement covering wireless services in France.
A year ago Vodafone could count over 750,000 more mobile subscribers than Orange in Spain, but in July this year Orange nudged slightly ahead to take second place in the market after market leader Movistar.
Telefonica is pushing to gain ground on competitors in Spain by launching a set of radical new airtime and data tariffs for consumers.
Telecom Italia said it is to discuss on Friday a proposal from Fintech to extend the agreement to sell the Italian operator's controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to the investment company. Meanwhile reports emerged this week that Sol Trujillo is seeking to raise up to €7.5 billion ($9.6 billion) to bid for a stake in the Italian operator.
Telefónica agreed to acquire Vivendi's Brazilian broadband business GVT for just over €7 billion ($9 billion) in cash and stocks, following three weeks of exclusive negotiations.
ATIS has introduced its new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Forum to address the ongoing movement from hardware to software-centric networks and the growing virtual network operator movement concept.