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BT on the defensive, joins rivals to lobby Ofcom on dark fibre

U.K. telcos warn watchdog that giving rivals access to passive infrastructure jeopardises future investment, increases outage risk.


Falcone lawsuit dismissed as LightSquared prepares Chapter 11 exit

Ergen gets $1.5 billion payout from new restructuring plan; mobile broadband firm's CEO looks forward to getting back to work.


Orange name to go as Swiss unit rebrands

Swiss telco to adopt new brand in wake of Xavier Niel acquisition; sees revenue creep up in 2014.


Thailand aims to raise €1.7bn from end-2014 4G auction

NBTC sets the date for 1800 MHz and 900 MHz auctions in November and December respectively.


UK smart meter project is disaster waiting to happen – IoD

Institute of Directors calls for government scheme to be halted, altered or scrapped altogether.


Nigeria's 2.6 GHz auction on hold again

Regulator suspends auction timetable; country had been due to start sale in early May.


That's the Idea: How the Indian spectrum auction played out

Idea spends the most on spectrum, Bharti complains about the auction format and 'exorbitant bids', and Uninor walks away with nothing.


UK govt says Huawei poses no security threat

Report concludes that Chinese vendor's security evaluation centre is independent and thorough enough to pass muster.


Brazil's CADE OKs Telefonica's GVT buy, new CEO named

Spanish incumbent installs GVT chief as CEO of Brazilian arm; confirms €3 billion capital hike.


Orange Poland ditches 2.6 GHz bid to speed up auction

Polish telco aims to keep prices down in ongoing spectrum auction.


900 MHz accounts for two thirds of Indian auction total

India confirms end of mobile spectrum auction, raises €15.9 billion.

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