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WhatsApp hits half a billion users ahead of voice roll out

WhatsApp has announced that half a billion consumers are now actively using its OTT messaging service.

TeliaSonera sees Q1 revenues and profits fall as Eurasian problems continue to bite

TeliaSonera has reported falling sales and profits amid continued concerns over its business and ethical practices in Eurasia.

Ericsson CFO “not concerned” by Q1 revenue decline as profits rise

Ericsson reported a jump in net profit during the first three months of 2014, but the CFO said he remains unconcerned at falling revenues.

Patuano to stay on as Telecom Italia CEO

altTelecom Italia's new elected board of directors has backed Marco Patuano as the best placed man to lead the company, amid upheaval at the Italian operator.

VimpelCom resolves Algerian issues with Djezzy deal

altVimpelCom is set to reduce its debts and invest in networks after disposing of a majority stake of its Algerian Djezzy business in a deal worth €2.9bn.

Microsoft's Nokia deal set to finally close this week

altMicrosoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business is set to go ahead this Friday, with the software giant amending some of the conditions of the deal.

Orange Money signs up 10 millionth customer

altOrange has signed its 10 millionth customer to its Orange Money payments and transfer service, with plans in place to make the proposition more smartphone friendly.

LTE, connected cars set to fuel M2M market

altDemand for M2M WAN connections is set to triple within the next four years, with LTE set to fuel growth, according to new research from Infonetics.

Swisscom signs bank deal, launches videoconferencing product

altSwisscom has signed a deal to handle payment transactions for Swiss bank Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB), as well as launching a new cloud-based videoconferencing product.

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