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Hutchison chairman steps up fight to acquire O2 UK
05 Feb 2016

Three UK’s chairman Canning Fok is fighting back against comments from regulators in London and Brussels that hint that Three’s planned £10.25 billion takeover of O2 UK will be blocked.

Belgium's Mobistar to rebrand as Orange
04 Feb 2016

Belgian operator Mobistar, which is 53% owned by the French group Orange, is to rebrand itself as Orange, 15 years after the name was dropped by KPN subsidiary.

BT restructures divisions after EE takeover
01 Feb 2016

BT has restructured itself into six divisions following the completion last week of its purchase of UK mobile operator EE. One of the divisions is EE, which continues under its old name, but parts of EE will be moved into other units of BT.

KT and Nokia conduct LTE-M trial
29 Jan 2016

South Korea’s KT Corp has partnered with Nokia Networks to conduct what is claimed to be the industry’s first enhanced machine type communications (eMTC) field trial.

China and US take LTE to one billion users
27 Jan 2016

There were one billion LTE users across the world by the end of 2015, with China, the US, Japan and South Korea accounting for two-thirds of them. The UK is in fifth position.

Digicel Vanuatu launches LTE network
25 Jan 2016

Digicel has become Vanuatu’s first LTE service provider with the launch of a 4G LTE network in the country, according to a local news source.

Reliance to offer iPass to 118m customers
08 Jan 2016

US wifi networking company iPass is to offer access to 50 million wifi hotspots to the customers of India’s Reliance Communications, and enabling them to avoid roaming charges.

MTN Nigeria appeals against $3.9bn fine
05 Jan 2016

MTN is appealing against the Nigerian regulator’s $3.9 billion fine on the company, but a Nigerian lawyer is challenging MTN’s right to contest the judgment.