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Orange rules out any acquisitions in France for the time being

Orange has announced that it will not be making any acquisitions at the present time despite its stated desire to see further consolidation in the French telecoms market.

DT angry as Telefónica/E-Plus deal is finally given green light

Deutsche Telekom has accused the European Commission of creating a "massive imbalance" in the German market, after competition authorities finally gave Telefónica permission to take over Germany's E-Plus, in return for divesting spectrum and assets.

Swisscom launches Tapit m-payments app as operators and finance groups cooperate

Swisscom is the first of Switzerland’s three major operators to launch a new m-payments service called Tapit, which has seen cooperation from financial groups.

Ericsson wins seven-year managed services deal in Romania

Romtelecom and Cosmote have selected Ericsson to manage their respective fixed and mobile networks after signing a seven-year managed services agreement.

Nokia wins again in China Mobile’s 4G LTE tender

Nokia has won further contracts from China Mobile following the second phase of the operator’s TD-LTE tender.

European operators in “capex driver’s seat” this year

European operators will spend more than their rivals elsewhere in the world this year, according to new research.

Telenor Connexion wins comms deal with French eHealth provider

Telenor Connexion is to provide communication services to eHealth provider SRETT as it looks to boost its remote monitoring credentials.

EE partners with mobile security firm Lookout for Android devices

EE has teamed up with mobile security firm Lookout in a bid to improve the safety of Android devices used by its retail customers.

Nokia wins Zain Saudi Arabia deal in latest Middle East success

Nokia Networks has won a deal to provide a range of infrastructure and services to Zain Saudi Arabia (KSA) as it boosts its presence in the Middle East.