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Sprint: 16 of 30 rural LTE roaming partners have now launched LTE service

A little more than half of Sprint's rural LTE roaming partners have launched LTE service, according to a Sprint spokeswoman, though it is unclear exactly which ones have done so.

Liberty's Malone opens door to Vodafone tie-up

Liberty Global chairman John Malone appears to have opened the door to a possible merger with Vodafone, describing a tie-up between the European cable giant and the mobile operator as a "great fit".

Orange gets EU green light to buy Jazztel after agreeing fibre sale

Orange won approval from the European Commission (EC) for its proposed €3.4 billion ($3.8 billion) acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, noting that the deal is expected to generate cost savings of around €1.3 billion for the future combined entity.

Telenor Hungary punished for illegal contract term changes

Telenor Hungary was fined nearly €1 million by the country's National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) for illegally amending the terms of its subscribers' contracts.

Report: AT&T to abandon 2-year contracts at national retailers and local dealers

AT&T Mobility customers will no longer be able to purchase smartphones with two-year contracts at some national retail and local dealer locations by June 1, according to multiple reports. However, AT&T will still be offering two-year contracts to customers in its other retail and online channels.

TIA's Belcher: The current Internet regulatory system isn't broken

ORLANDO, Fla.--A top executive from the Telecom Industry Association (TIA) says that the regulatory system that governs the Internet does not need to be fixed and the FCC's net neutrality rules will put a damper on new investments. Speaking during a morning panel session at Genband Perspectives 15, Scott Belcher, CEO of the TIA, said that after the FCC's previous attempt to regulate the Internet failed in 2010, service providers have made investments to improve speeds and the user experience.

MTS bosses bullish despite drop in net income

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) president and CEO Andrei Dubovskov declared the opening quarter of 2015 a success despite the operator recording a drop in net income relative to Q1 2014.

North Carolina sues FCC over ability to limit municipal broadband growth

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to overturn a state law that limits a municipal broadband provider's ability to extend services into new communities.

Deutsche Telekom buys Slovak Telekom stake for €900M

Deutsche Telekom said it is to acquire the 49 per cent of Slovak Telekom it does not already own for €900 million ($1 billion), confirming previous reports that it was the sole bidder for the government-owned stake.

Canoe's dynamic ad insertion drives joint venture's upward trajectory

Perusing the marketing material of Canoe Ventures, the joint venture launched by pay-TV operators including Comcast seven years ago to focus on advanced advertising solutions for the cable industry, you'd think you were driving by a McDonald's.