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Ericsson bags brace with Bharti and backhaul

Swedish telecoms manufacturer L.M. Ericsson has been selected by India's Bharti Airtel to roll-out Ericsson's Mobile Broadband Charging system that will see the carrier completely overhaul it's existing pre-paid Intelligent Network platform in all 23 of its international network operations.

A-L wins Etisalat 4G LTE expansion deal

Alcatel-Lucent has inked an extensive new deal with Etisalat to extend the UAE-based operator’s existing LTE network coverage as well as a new partnership across Sri Lanka.

Hasta La Visa As MasterCard Squeezes In With Spanish Orange

MasterCard and Orange have inked a strategic deal to roll out new mobile payment services across Spain.

TeliaSonera claims European 4G LTE roaming first

TeliaSonera has announced it is the first operator to launch 4G LTE roaming in Europe.

NSN announces new Orange and E-Plus 4G LTE wins

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has secured new 4G LTE deals with Orange Communications in Switzerland and the E-Plus Group in Germany.

GSMA reports plot growth prospects and supremacy of data

Two flagship new reports by the mobile operators' industry association GSMA, entitled “The Mobile Economy 2013” and “Connected Life: The impact of the connected life in the next five years” respectively, chart the prospects for both the mobile market worldwide and the wider socio-economic impacts going forwards.

Ericsson and SAP harness Cloud and SaaS for Enterprise M2M

Swedish telecoms vendor Ericsson and German software bellwether SAP have inked a new deal to jointly market new cloud-based machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services for enterprise-level businesses, via telcos around the world.

BT to acquire ESPN channels

BT has agreed a deal to buy ESPN's UK and Ireland television channels, as it prepares to launch its new BT Sport TV venture in the summer.

Firefox OS launch blazes trail with mobile partners

In a move set to throw the cat amongst the pigeons in the mobile operating system space, Mozilla has just launched the first commercially-available Firefox OS open source operating system for mobile devices.