EU ‘misses the point’ of 3 Ireland’s O2 takeover

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Coleago Consulting doubts buyer will come forward for 3 spectrum, says Brussels wasted chance to encourage new business models. The conditions attached to the approval of Hutchison 3 Ireland’s acquisition of local rival O2 earlier this week points to a lack of understanding at the European Commission, argued Coleago Consulting on Thursday. Brussels gave the go-ahead to the €850 million …

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Kcell launches iPhone 5s, 5c

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Kcell, the Kazakhstan mobile operator announced the launch of sales the iPhone 5s and 5c from Apple. Sales will begin on 30 May. Kcell offers the phones for an upfront payment of KZT 20,000 or 30,000, plus monthly installments with no interest. It also sells the iPhone 4s.

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Hrvatski Telekom enables free Twitter access until 13 July

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Hrvatski Telekom, the Croatian operator  has enabled its mobile customers to use the social network Twitter at no charge. All content accessed on mobile devices and the associated internet traffic will not be charged until 13 July, as reported by TP. These benefits include viewing tweets with photos that are on Twitter. Hrvatski Telekom has also launched a competition on social …

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Orange aims to boost Korek, Meditel stakes to over 50% – CEO

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Orange plans to become the majority shareholder in some operators in which it currently holds a stake, chairman and CEO Stephane Richard said in a Les Echos interview. Asked about the group’s progress towards its target of having 300 million customers outside France by the end of 2015, he stated that they are currently have a slightly fewer than 250 …

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Over 100 French villages have no mobile service – minister

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According to the Economy Minister, Arnaud Monteboug, there are still 105 villages in France without mobile phone service on 30 April, of the over 3,000 towns in white zones listed when the national mobile coverage plan was announced in 2003. The minister further stated that the fight against the digital divide has been going on for a long time and that …

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