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Apple jumps into 5G development via NGMN

Apple intends to play a leading role as the definitions and specifications for 5G emerge. Its ambitions were highlighted by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, which said Apple has joined the group and is among companies "expected to significantly contribute to the upcoming work of the NGMN 5G Initiative."

5G developments gather pace in UK

Developments in 5G technology are gathering pace in the UK after a global forum held in London this week saw the launch of a new programme to promote innovation to encourage growth in this field. Earlier this week Vodafone also announced a partnership with the Dresden University of Technology to research and develop 5G technology.

Phones 4U to close 362 stores with 1,697 job losses

Phones 4U administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said low interest in the sale of the mobile phone retailer's estate means that it is set to close 362 shops across the UK. The store closures will result in a total of 1,697 job losses.  

EE launches new SIM-only LTE plans; extends Cash on Tap to London's tube

EE has launched a "refreshed" range of SIM-only LTE plans as a latest salvo in the LTE subscriber acquisition wars between UK operators.

Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, others sharpen their fixed-mobile convergence skills

Deutsche Telekom has sent a message to competitors like Vodafone Germany with the debut of its MagentaEins ("MagentaOne") service portfolio that it wants to be a big player in the fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) market segment.

Bouygues Telecom to launch Netflix streaming video service in November

Bouygues Telecom is the latest European operator to sign a deal offering customers direct access to Netflix, as the U.S. video streaming company continues its expansion in the region.

Phones 4U ceases trading after EE and Vodafone terminate contracts

Mobile phone retailer Phones 4U abruptly ceased trading over the weekend after confirming that UK operator EE decided not to renew its contract, which expires on Sept. 30, 2015.

Leading German telcos face NSA, GCHQ spy probe

German authorities are preparing a far-reaching probe into claims U.S. and UK intelligence agencies have free and easy access to telecoms data from major operators including Deutsche Telekom.

Fixed-mobile convergence sizzles as one of the hottest trends in European telecoms

By Anne Morris Deutsche Telekom revealed its new "quadruple-play" strategy earlier this month at the recent IFA trade show in Berlin, as the German incumbent firmly placed its bet on...

Vodafone CEO says he's open to Liberty Global, other deals if the price is right

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said Liberty Global could be a good fit for the UK-based operator at the right price, and also indicated that some sort of "transformational M&A" could be considered in the future.