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Tracking Q1 wireless earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

Now that the Q1 2015 earnings season is getting underway,  FierceWireless  is tracking the performance of large carriers and vendors, including T-Mobile US, Sprint, and Nokia.  Special report

T-Mobile Austria seeks billing edge with virtualised Openet system

T-Mobile Austria future-proofed its billing systems with a deal to deploy an Openet fully converged and virtualised billing system, the Ireland-based BSS company said.

MTN Business Namibia puts 30% stake up for sale

MTN Business Namibia's managing director Manfred Engling said the company had invited local investors to purchase a 30 per cent stake in the operator as part of its licensing terms, rather than a need to raise cash.

Cinven confirms bid for Telekom Slovenia

Cinven, a private equity company, confirmed it has made a binding offer for the Slovenian government's stake in Telekom Slovenia (or Telekom Slovenije), but revealed few details as to the size of the offer.

Hutchison Whampoa launches Hue as MVNE

Hutchison Whampoa is expanding its wholesale business with the launch of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to help new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) launch services on its networks in Europe and Asia.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa leads way in mobile money take-up

According to the World Bank's Global Findex Database for 2014, 12 per cent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa have a mobile money account, compared to just 2 per cent of adults worldwide.

T-Mobile's Legere renews call for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to drop data overage charges

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere is keeping up the pressure on Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to drop overage charges on their domestic plans, as T-Mobile did a year ago. Legere said in a new video that if a petition he started on the issue, which has already attracted around 200,000 signatures, gathers 50,000 more signatures, he will "send them a message that they won't miss."

AT&T joins industry groups in suing the FCC over net neutrality rules

AT&T has filed its own lawsuit against the FCC to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, illustrating that it wants to take a different path from its fellow telco brothers like Verizon and cable operators that are working with trade associations like USTelecom and NCTA.

Integra reaches 3,000 building locations with fiber

Integra has extended fiber to more than 3,000 building locations in its 11-state territory that it serves via its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units.

Rogers blames new regs for increased Canadian cord cutting

Rogers Communications, Canada's largest pay-TV operator, reported losses of 36,000 cable TV subscribers in its second quarter.