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Vodafone to launch mobile wallet in the UK in October

Vodafone confirmed that it plans to launch its mobile wallet in the UK in October, in what will be the fourth market for the service after Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

UK operators reject national roaming plan, mull other options

UK-based mobile operators rejected calls by the government to create a national roaming agreement in an effort to improve poor signal coverage in rural areas, although operators say they are working with the government by looking at various options to help address the problem of mobile black spots, or "not" spots.

Telecom Italia faces tough choices in Brazil

Telecom Italia is at something of a crossroads in Brazil, as the company considers how to proceed following the failure so far of its plan to buy Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT and merge it with TIM Brasil.

Telefónica CEO attacks former EU information commissioner over net neutrality

Telefónica CEO Cesar Alierta slammed the record of former European Union information society commissioner Viviane Reding, while calling on the body to rebalance the books by imposing the same restrictions on web companies as it does on telecoms operators.

EC proposes 700 MHz refarm for wireless broadband within 6 years

The European Commission would turn radio spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band over to wireless broadband providers within six years under new Digital Agenda proposals published Sep.1.

Vodafone's Safaricom snaps up Essar's network assets in Kenya

Safaricom, the Kenya-based unit of Vodafone, is to gain the network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya as part of a $120 million (€91 million) deal that will also see Airtel Kenya take over the operator's subscribers.

Small Cell Forum's new chairman is bullish on virtualization

The Small Cell Forum's ongoing research agenda targets a host of possible deployment scenarios, including the use of movable small cells as well as dedicated and standalone small cell-based networks. Further, a "tremendously exciting" initiative within the forum aims to apply the concept of virtualization to small cells, said Alan Law, the group's newly elected chairman.

Eircom agrees long-term network sharing deal with Three Ireland

Eircom agreed a key network sharing deal with Three Ireland that will see the two operators share existing mobile infrastructure and split the cost of deploying new cell sites through 2030.

Vodafone extends convergence strategy with €73M deal in Greece

Vodafone agreed to acquire 72.7 per cent of Greek broadband provider Hellas Online for €72.7 million in cash, in a move that further extends the UK-based operator's strategy to buy up fixed network assets in markets where it already provides mobile services.

Vodafone stock lifted by fresh AT&T takeover speculation

Vodafone's share price topped £2.05 (€2.56)/$3.39) per share in early London trading Friday, on reports U.S. carrier AT&T is again eyeing an acquisition of the UK headquartered operator.