UK authorities are teaming with the GSM Association (GSMA) and the country's mobile operators to tackle spam text messages through a real-time reporting service.
It's been some week in the European telecoms market as mobile operators scramble to consolidate and in the process buy up fixed assets to shore up their mobile businesses. First Vivendi opts for Altice's bid for SFR, and then Vodafone secures Ono. What could be next?
Vodafone's $10 billion deal to buy Spanish cable operator Ono could complicate any plans AT&T may have for acquiring Vodafone, according to financial analysts.
British telecom giant Vodafone agreed to pay €7.2 billion ($10 billion) to acquire Spanish cable operator Ono, which counts 1.2 million subscribers and 7.2 million homes passed.
As was widely anticipated, Vodafone confirmed on Monday it has agreed to buy 100 per cent of Spanish broadband provider Ono for €7.2 billion ($10 billion) on a debt and cash free basis.
Vodafone has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with the owners of Ono to buy the Spanish broadband provider for €7.2 billion ($9.9 billion) including around €3.4 billion in debt, even though Ono shareholders approved plans on Thursday to carry out an initial public listing.
AT&T CFO John Stephens said it would "surprising" for federal regulators to approve a deal for Sprint to merge with T-Mobile US so soon after they quashed AT&T's bid to buy T-Mobile.
Vodafone has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to buy Spanish broadband services provider Ono, although Ono's management board is also said to be moving ahead with plans to list the company until Vodafone makes a firm offer.
Vodafone announced a new agreement with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide connected car services through embedded global SIM cards, starting with new Audi models from 2015.
Another day, another announcement by an operator that it is trialling LTE Advanced services. BASE Belgium is the latest company to reveal that it is testing what is in fact "true" 4G, if you stick precisely to 3G and LTE guidelines. However, the focus is still too much on the advancements in speed, even though for many consumers figures such as "250 Mbps" are virtually meaningless.