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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.

Ericsson acquires TV expertise, as it bids to open new managed services market

Ericsson said it is now ready to bring telecoms-style managed services to the broadcast industry, after completing the acquisition of UK-based TV specialist Red Bee Media.

Vodafone and SFR renew global alliance for 4 more years

Vodafone and France's second-largest operator, SFR, have extended a global alliance for a further four years and said their enterprise units also plan to work on new business opportunities in the fields of M2M, 3G and LTE roaming and unified communications.

KPN follows Vodafone with live LTE Broadcast trial

KPN has become the second operator in Europe to publicly announce a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology, following the announcement by Vodafone in February that it had conducted Europe's first live test of the technology in Germany.

Nokia stakes $100M for slice of connected car market

Nokia gave further details on its post-device strategy by revealing it is establishing a $100 million (€72 million) investment fund for companies developing connected car technology.

Vodafone mulls buying Spain's Yoigo as TeliaSonera considers options

Vodafone could be open to a second purchase in Spain following its recent acquisition of cable operator Ono, after TeliaSonera made it clear it is still looking at options for its Spanish unit Yoigo and may consider a sale of the business.

Ericsson reports drop in Q1 sales as it focuses on margins

Ericsson said sales declined by 7 per cent to 47.5 billion krona (€5.2 billion/$7.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year when adjusted for currency, although the Sweden-based equipment manufacturer said efforts to improve its profit margin are having a positive impact.

Net neutrality: a stab in the dark?

Netflix has stepped up the argument in favour of 'strong net neutrality', even as it negotiates connectivy deals with ISPs on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure decent services for its end-users. It's a war of words that will continue, and there is clearly a great deal at stake for both sides. However, beyond the commercial bun fights over who should pay and how, much more needs to be clarified; the devil with net neutrality is in the detail.

Mallinson: Roaming charges are in terminal decline

International roaming is a major growth opportunity for operators in the face of domestic market saturation, however tales of bill shock for data roamers do little for operators' reputation with consumers, and are sparking attempts to eliminate roaming fees altogether.