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MTS set to re-appoint A-L chief as it strengthens ties with vendor’s rivals

Russian operator MTS has again nominated Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes as an independent director.

Unparalleled spread of 4G LTE sees phone shipments hit 1 billion by 2018

More than half of all mobile phones sold in Western Europe this year will be 4G LTE enabled, cementing the next-gen technology's position as the fastest ever adopted, according to new research.

Ericsson seeks new strategy head as Gilstrap breaks from vendor

Ericsson is on the hunt for a new Head of Strategy, after Douglas Gilstrap announced he will leave the vendor in the summer.

KPN reappoints CEO, announces “remarkable” nationwide 4G coverage, 1m subs

KPN has reappointed Eelco Blok as CEO and Chairman of the troubled Dutch incumbent, as the operator announced two major 4G LTE milestones.

Orange unveils international partnership programme

Orange has unveiled a new programme aimed at providing operators located outside its footprint with the means to stimulate growth and address key challenges in their domestic markets.

Luiga appointed Teliasonera CFO

altChristian Luiga, who had been acting Chief Financial Officer of Teliasonera since November, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.

O2 signs up one million 4G customers, sets out network targets

O2 has hit one million 4G customers, with its network now covering 41 percent of the UK's population outdoors across 191 towns and cities.

Yaap: Telefónica unveils details of JV with CaixaBank and Banco Santander

Telefónica has announced its digital joint venture with CaixaBank and Banco Santander is to be called Yaap and will offer two services to the enterprise market in Spain.

eircom and Huawei roll out VDSL2 vectoring tech in Ireland

eircom and Huawei have provided an update on the roll out of VDSL2 vectoring technology in Ireland.

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