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EE readies own brand sub-£100 Wi-Fi calling smartphone

EE expanded the range of smartphones capable of accessing its Wi-Fi calling service with the launch of two new own-brand devices that CMO Pippa Dunn said offer premium-level features at low prices.

Vodafone and MTN partner on mobile money services in East Africa

Vodafone and MTN plan to collaborate on the provision of mobile money services across East Africa, in what is the latest in a series of international agreements between operators in this field.

Vodafone said to be in talks with Altice about buying Portugal's Cabovisao

Vodafone reportedly held initial talks with Altice about buying Portuguese cable operator Cabovisão, after the cable and telecoms group agreed to sell its two existing businesses in Portugal in order to win European Union approval for its acquisition of Portugal Telecom.

UK operators defend tariffs as Which? reveals £300M consumer overspend

Vodafone UK, EE and Three UK defended their contract terms after consumer group Which? said UK mobile users are collectively paying £355 million (€493 million/$523 million) per year too much for their contracts.

Vendor, operator moves signal change for small cells in 2015

For the past three years,  FierceWireless  contributor Joe Madden has been saying that 2015 will be "the year" when you will see small cells ramp up. Indeed, several things are happening to support that theory.

Vodafone adds card payments to its NFC wallet

Vodafone said customers in some of its European markets will be able to add bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet service and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals from the second quarter of 2015.

Vodafone unveils partnership for Botswana market

Vodafone and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTCL) have entered into a new partner market agreement for Botswana, although the deal is not part of the framework agreement signed between Vodafone and Afrimax Group in November 2014.

UK operators agree £100 limit on stolen device call costs

The UK government said it has plugged another potential source of bill shock after brokering a voluntary deal with EE, O2 UK, Three UK, Virgin Media and Vodafone UK to cap costs accrued on stolen devices.

Smile, Surfline among newest players to join Africa's 4G LTE fray

Africa may face a number of challenges, including terrain, economic prosperity, and political and regulatory stability, but that's not stopping a host of wireless operators from rolling out service. According to Ovum, there were 34 LTE network deployments across Africa as of February, up from 22 in mid-2014.

LTE in Africa: Newcomers Smile and Surfline join Orange and Vodafone in lighting up 4G networks

In Africa, LTE deployment and usage is accelerating across a continent that faces considerable challenges in terms of its terrain, economic prosperity, and political and regulatory stability. While the number and breadth of network rollouts are clearly still far behind those in Europe, North America and Asia, Africa is providing a fertile breeding ground not only for different types of LTE players but also for different LTE service propositions and the role of mobile connectivity as an alternative to fixed-line services.