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Telefónica signs fibre broadband deal with Huawei

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has signed a joint-development agreement with Spanish operator Telefónica for the deployment of optical distribution network (ODN) solutions.

LTE boosts Tele2 sales, but operator warns on full year

LTE data usage has helped Swedish operator Tele2 report record service revenues but it warned of lower full year sales, due to the sale of its Norwegian arm, devaluation in Kazakhstan and lower handset sales in Holland.

Apple, IBM join forces for enterprise assault

Former rivals Apple and IBM are joining forces to create a new range of apps to “transform businesses” around the world.

ZTE confident of profit boost from 4G demand

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE has raised its half-year profit forecasts thanks to the rapid take-up of 4G phones in Asia.

Slim eyes European expansion after TA deal is sealed

Mexican telecoms group América Móvil is set to expand in Europe after taking full control of Telekom Austria.

Three Ireland completes O2 Ireland takeover

Three Ireland has sealed its multi-million euro takeover of O2 Ireland from Spanish group Telefónica making it the second biggest telecoms provider in the country.

Telefónica wins smart metering deal for UK energy roll out

Telefónica has been selected by IT group CGI to bolster the mobile communications of energy groups bringing new smart meter technology to the UK.

Vodafone gets Smart with new 4G handsets

Vodafone is launching two new 4G smartphones to help more of its customers get ultrafast access to the mobile internet.

EU court upholds Telefónica’s antitrust fine

The EU has upheld telecoms operator Telefónica’s record €152million fine for stifling competition in the Spanish broadband market seven years after it was first imposed.

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