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Isis network coming to the US
15 Dec 2010

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile USA will build a mobile payments network in the US and make the service available to their 200 million subscriber base over the next 18 months.

Verizon rolls out 4G LTE
15 Dec 2010

Verizon is to launch 4G LTE services in 38 metropolitan areas in the US and in at least 60 airports by the end of the year, covering up to 110 million Americans.

UK operator drops legal threat
15 Dec 2010

The UK’s largest mobile phone operator Everything Everywhere has dropped its legal threat over proposals for 3G spectrum allocation.

India taxes Vodafone over $2 billion
15 Dec 2010

Three years after Vodafone’s $11 billion purchase of a 67% stake in Hutchison Essar, an Indian court has ordered the UK-based operator to pay tax arrears of over $2 billion.

New company to create Italian network
15 Dec 2010

Seven Italian telecoms operators have agreed to the creation of a new company to build a long-awaited nationwide broadband network, ending years of disagreement about how best to rectify the country’s poor track record of broadband deployment.

Top Russian MNOs fined over roaming charges
15 Dec 2010

Three Russian mobile operators – MTS, Vimpelcom and Mega- Fon – have been fined by the country’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) for charging excessively high roaming tariffs.

New Zealand telecoms giants unite for rural initiative
15 Dec 2010

Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone have made a late joint bid for the New Zealand government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), which aims to expand broadband access using a combination of fibre and mobile broadband.

Tinet boosts Middle East reach
15 Dec 2010

Global carrier Tinet has struck a deal with subsea cable operator Gulf Bridge International (GBI) to extend its reach into the Middle East, and help GBI to offer services in Europe.