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Mexico OKs AT&T's Iusacell buy, with conditions

U.S. telco given green light to buy Mexican mobile assets, but Salinas will retain fixed business; regulator keen to foster competition between America Movil and AT&T.


UK mobile operators avoid national roaming with £5bn pledge to stamp out not-spots

Service providers agree to provide voice, SMS coverage to 90% of the country by 2017.


BT TV goes YouView-only

U.K. incumbent to stop selling Vision+ STBs after recent court victory against Sky.


Telstra reaches revised deal with NBN Co

New agreement paves way for Australia's national broadband provider to make use of incumbent's legacy networks.


Sharon White to lead Ofcom

U.K. regulator names new CEO; White will take up her new role in March.


India to sell 3G spectrum in February

Defence ministry will free up airwaves 'soon'; prices for other available spectrum bands grow.


Hong Kong spectrum auction raises HK$2.42bn

SmarTone, 3 and China Mobile pick up frequencies in 19 GHz-2.2 GHz sale.


France plans 700-MHz auction for 2015

Spectrum currently in use by TV companies will be available for mobile broadband from October 2017, for the most part.


Telenor's Baksaas backs off from Vimpelcom amid corruption probe

Norwegian telco's CEO steps down from Russian firm's board; says Telenor will assist with Uzbekistan investigation.


Ofcom bares all on broadband, lines up first female leader

U.K. regulator highlights rural coverage and SME services as areas for concern, as U.K. households use more data.


EU must be mobile merger friendly - GSMA

Industry body's new report claims impact of consolidation on prices is overstated.

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