Vodafone reshuffles European leadership team

Vodafone today announced a reorganisation of its European leadership structure, including the departure of chief executive for the region, Philipp Humm (pictured). The move follows ongoing speculation that Vodafone’s European operations could be broken up if a deal emerges with US …

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Huawei CEO continues European charm offensive

Huawei’s rotating CEO Guo Ping continued his charm offensive in Europe, suggesting in a blog post on its European website that EU-China cooperation holds huge potential for enabling the continent’s industrial sector to take a leadership role in the digital …

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Europe strikes 5G R&D deal with Japan

The European Union (EU) joined forces with Japan to work towards a “common understanding of 5G”, identify “new harmonised frequencies” for the next-generation technology, and cooperate on future 5G applications. “Our agreement with Japan is a milestone on the road …

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Facebook CEO in favour of European digital single market

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said he supports the idea of a digital single market in Europe which would mean a uniform set of rules across all EU countries, Re/code reported. This is because it “would make it easier for companies to …

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UK workers worst-served by office wifi – report

A research study conducted by Taiwanese networking equipment vendor ZyXEL has claimed UK workers are among the least well-served when it comes to office wifi availability at European businesses. According to the report, ensuring employees can connect their own devices to office wifi is key to increasing productivity and job satisfaction.

Qualcomm confirms 600 jobs to go — report

Qualcomm is to cut 600 jobs around the world as part of efforts to refocus its business in new areas, a company representative confirmed to CNET. The chipmaker faces a number of challenges, including several investigations into its business practices …

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Huawei, Telenor sign deal to supply RAN across Europe, Asia

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has announced a five-year agreement with Norwegian telco Telenor to supply radio access networks (RAN) across Europe and Asia. Under the deal, called the Global Frame Agreement, the two partners will focus on modernising existing 2G and 3G networks and further technological advancement to 4G for all Telenor subsidiaries. Huawei and […]

EC’s Ansip wants faster progress on single telecoms market package

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Progress needs to be made on the single telecoms market package as soon as possible or momentum could be lost, warned Andrus Ansip (pictured), vice president for the digital single market at the European Commission. …

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Strong iPhone 6 sales drive Apple smartphone share growth in Europe

Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel reckons Apple has grabbed a bunch of smartphone sales share across a number of country markets thanks to the popularity of the redesigned iPhone 6, although the 6 Plus is nowhere near so popular.