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Bosnia's Telekom Srpske plans Austrian MVNO

Telekom Srpske, which operates mobile services under the m:tel brand in the Banja Luka area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is now planning to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Austria.

Tele2 to sell Norway unit to TeliaSonera despite Telenor roaming deal

Telenor said an LTE roaming agreement covering Norway it signed with Tele2 in April still stands, despite the latter agreeing to sell its local business to rival TeliaSonera. TeliaSonera has agreed to buy Tele2 Norway for an enterprise value of 5.1 billion Swedish kronor (€547 million/$743.8 million).

Orange CEO calls on rivals to drive consolidation in France

Orange CEO Stephane Richard said the operator is still prepared to take part in consolidating the French mobile market in order to reduce pricing competition, but called on the operator's rivals to take the lead because Orange does not want to take a driving role.

Vodafone wins EU approval for Ono, as Italy gives nod for Cobra buy

It's been a good week for Vodafone: the UK-based group has finally won unconditional approval from European Union regulators to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion ($9.7 billion), while Italian regulator Consob also approved Vodafone's tender offer for telematics specialist Cobra.

Telefónica Deutschland's E-Plus buy tipped to boost European MVNOs

Telefónica Deutschland's plan to buy E-Plus from KPN is set to benefit mobile virtual network operators throughout Europe, analysts say.

Israel issues tender for LTE spectrum

Israel's Communications Ministry has finally issued a tender for 1800 MHz frequencies to operate LTE and LTE Advanced networks in a move that will come as a relief to a market that has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of LTE services.

European Commission urges governments to embrace potential of Big Data

The European Commission is calling on national governments to wake up to what it terms the "big data" revolution in order to embrace the potential that it can offer. It has now adopted a...

Amazon prepared to fight FTC over in-app purchases dispute

Amazon said it is prepared to go to court with the Federal Trade Commission rather than submit to increased oversight and other measures the FTC says are needed to ensure children do not make unauthorized in-app purchases from apps in Amazon's Appstore.

Vodafone Ireland, ESB challenge eircom with $615M fiber-based broadband network

Vodafone Ireland and Irish electricity utility ESB are emerging as a new broadband challenger to incumbent telco eircom with a $615 million investment to build a fiber to the building (FTTB)-based broadband network that will deliver speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

TDS' Salem, Ky., broadband stimulus project extends service to 650 new homes

TDS Telecom has completed its latest broadband stimulus project around Salem, Ky., bringing service to area businesses and more than 650 residents--nearly 100 more than it projected in its funding application.