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Google’s Eric Schmidt backs call for single digital market in Europe

The Executive Chairman of Google has said that Europe will play a leading role in the global digital economy if it backs a single digital market.

EE, Vodafone UK acquire Phones 4U retail outlets

EE and Vodafone UK have stepped in to acquire nearly 200 shops from mobile retail chain Phones 4U following news that it has fallen into administration.

eircom rules out IPO, backs positive momentum in its business

Ireland’s incumbent operator eircom has ruled out an IPO after concluding a strategic review of its business.

Telefónica launches M2M fleet management solution in Germany

Telefónica’s German subsidiary has launched a fleet management solution for enterprises as it looks to boost its M2M portfolio.

Oracle creates co-CEO roles as Larry Ellison moves up and sideways

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is to become the company’s Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer after giving up his CEO duties.

Telefónica completes GVT acquisition

Telefónica has completed a deal for Brazilian fixed-line operator GVT, ending months of negotiation with Vivendi. 

Telefónica JV launches mobile money app

Yaap, the joint venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, has launched a mobile money app in Spain. 

Ericsson discontinues modem business in further shift to radio networks

Ericsson has announced it will no longer develop modems and will instead redirect investment into radio networks.

Telefónica selects Huawei for OSS managed service contract

Telefónica has signed a managed services contract with Huawei for end-to-end OSS as the vendor announced it is increasing investment in its professional services business. 

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