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Privacy advocates welcome Vodafone report on international government wire tapping

Vodafone has disclosed that 29 countries have requested customer call data on its network in the last year, in one of the first mobile operator reports of its kind.

EU sets new regional data protection rules

European politicians agreed new data protection rules for companies headquartered outside the European Union, as part of reforms of privacy laws.

Vodafone moves mobile tech research from Silicon Valley to London

Vodafone Group announced it will establish a new hub in London for its global product and services innovation and development activity, following the closure of its research and development base in Silicon Valley.

Samsung plans Q3 debut for first Tizen smartphone

Samsung detailed plans to launch its first Tizen powered smartphone in the third quarter of 2014, however, analysts remain sceptical the device will be a success for the company.

Vodafone, ComReg slam EC for clearing O2 Ireland acquisition

Vodafone said it is exploring a legal challenge to the acquisition of Telefónica's O2 Ireland by Hutchison Whampoa, and called on Irish regulator ComReg to ensure a level playing field going forward, after the European Commission (EC) approved the deal on Wednesday.

BT preparing to join UK LTE fight

BT revealed plans to enter the UK's increasingly busy LTE market, with a service for business users due to launch in a matter of weeks.

Vodafone not cashing in on data growth: analyst

Vodafone Group succeeded in driving up data traffic in its financial year to the end of March, but analysts say the operator is failing to cash in on this growth despite reaching almost 5 million subscribers on its LTE networks.

Orange to sell Uganda unit to Africell

Orange confirmed it is exiting Uganda after reaching an agreement to sell its local business to Africell Holding for an undisclosed amount.

Vodacom follows Vodafone example by buying Neotel

South Africa-based mobile operator Vodacom has agreed to buy 100 per cent of Neotel for 7 billion rand (€493 million/$676 million) from India's Tata Communications in a deal that will see the company gain fixed network assets as well as some additional spectrum.

5G networks should give perception of 'infinite capacity,' say researchers

LONDON--Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks must give users the impression that there are no limits on capacity, Dr Mehrdad Shariat, research fellow at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) told the Transport Networks for Mobile Operators trade conference here on Wednesday.