Yoigo bundles free 4G smartphones with 5GB data tariff (Spain)

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Spanish mobile operator Yoigo has announced that it will be offering a series of 4G-enabled smartphones at no monthly charge to all users subscribing to its newly launched La del Cero 5GB tariff. The tariff offers 5GB of mobile data at 4G speeds (including VoIP) for EUR 19 per month indefinitely and customers committing to a 24-month contract can acquire …

EditorYoigo bundles free 4G smartphones with 5GB data tariff (Spain)

Movistar voted best operator by Spanish consumer bodies

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Movistar (Telefonica) has been voted the best quality operator in Spain in the annual report published by the union of Spanish consumers (UCA-UCE), having achieved a total score of 8.45 out of 10. The ranking measures the quality of fixed broadband and telephony services offered by operators, as well as their value for money. Movistar came in first thanks to …

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Over half of EU mobile connections to be 4G by 2020 – GSMA

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The adoption of 4G services and devices across Europe is advancing at such a rate that over half of mobile connections will be running at 4G speeds by 2020, up from 10% in early 2015. The prediction is included in a report from the GSMA, which also says the continent’s rush to 4G is fuelling consumer demand for a new …

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Orange confident of closing Jazztel deal in H1 2015

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Orange has announced that it remains confident of completing its acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, even after the European Commission confirmed it would be carrying out an in-depth investigation of the proposed takeover. “The time limit for this new phase of the proceeding is already included in the schedule for the deal,” said the French group in a statement, …

EditorOrange confident of closing Jazztel deal in H1 2015

Ericsson opens broadcast, media service centre outside Paris

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Ericsson has inaugurated the Mediadome, a new broadcast and media services facility in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb Paris. The 3,000 sq mt TV facility houses the offices of broadcaster Canal Plus overseas, and centre handles production, post-production and distribution of 30 TV channels, as well as non-linear, on-demand services. Ericsson’s new centre is part of its strategy to grow its business …

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EC to extend investigation into Orange-Jazztel deal

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The EC’s competition authority is to widen its investigation into Orange’s proposed takeover of Spanish broadband operator Jazztel, pressuring the companies to accept more concessions, according to two unnamed sources cited by Reuters. On 16 September Orange offered EUR 3.4 billion in cash to acquire 100 percent of Jazztel’s shares, a transaction that would enable the French group to move …

EditorEC to extend investigation into Orange-Jazztel deal

Samsung smart TVs by Movistar (Spain)

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Telefonica’s Movistar TV pay-TV service can now be accessed on latest-generation Samsung smart TVs without a decoder thanks to a dedicated app, dubbed Movistar TV Ready. The app has been launched four months after Telefonica signed an agreement with Samsung to include Movistar TV on Samsung smart TVs. The new app will only be able to function with the latest …

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Telefonica, INCIBE team up on cybersecurity for SMEs

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Eleven Paths, the digital security company acquired by Telefonica last summer, has signed an agreement with Spain’s national institute for cybersecurity (INCIBE) to jointly promote and develop cybersecurity products for SMEs. As part of the public-private collaboration over 1,000 Spanish companies will be provided with the Latch security tool developed by Eleven Paths and launched earlier this year. Telefonica will …

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iDBus offers Wi-Fi with Orange Business Services

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iDBus, the new SNCF long-distance coach service, has chosen Orange Business Services to provide advanced Wi-Fi services to its passengers via the Orange broadband mobile network. Featuring free Wi-Fi on board since 2012, all iDBus vehicles are now equipped with Orange M2M SIM cards, improving passenger connectivity. In France, travelers leverage the Orange mobile network. In other European countries, passengers …

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Happy Movil launches new EUR 3.50/mth tariff

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Happy Movil, the Spanish MVNO of The Phone House, has added a new low-cost monthly tariff to its portfolio of mobile offers. The new tariff, dubbed ‘Habla y Navega Mini’, comes with 500 MB of mobile data plus “unlimited” national calls for EUR 3.50 per month, including VAT. A EUR 0.18 call set-up fee is payable for calls of up …

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