Australia to have 5G network by 2020 from Vodafone

Vodafone Group is confident that as soon as 5G wave hits the world in 2020, Australia will be among the first few countries to adopt this new-age technology. The mobile operator's priority goals include customer satisfaction and customized plans, along with 5G launch. A 5G-friendly Australia will be seen as a super-speedy service that should eliminate all video buffering and enable super-fast downloads.

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Verizon Wireless dumps annual smartphone subscription, offers new affordable rate plans

Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the U.S. said on Friday that it is doing away the practice of subsidizing new phones in exchange of a two-year service contract.

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Vodafone in talks with Liberty Global on "asset" swap, not merger

Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile telecoms company, said on Friday it was in talks with Europe's largest cable operator, Liberty Global, about an exchange of "selected assets" but was not discussing a full-blown merger.

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Vodafone investors open to Liberty deal

Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global, as the British company is now in a stronger position to negotiate a deal with John Malone's cable group.

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Verizon close to deals to sell over $10 billion in assets: WSJ

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is nearing wrapping up deals to sell more than $10 billion in assets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Vodafone Qatar says scraps bid for broadband firm: statement

Vodafone Qatar VQFS.QA has scrapped its bid to buy state-owned wholesale Internet provider Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN), the country's No.2 mobile operator by subscribers said on Sunday.

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Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds

Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.

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Swisscom weighs $6.3 billion Fastweb sale as Vodafone lurks - sources

Telecom operator Swisscom (SCMN.VX) is considering a possible sale of its Italian broadband firm Fastweb, which is worth up to 5 billion euros ($6.3 billion) and has been a target for Vodafone (VOD.L), sources familiar with the situation said.

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Norwegian Instagram rival to launch child safe tablet with Microsoft

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children, plans to launch a child safe tablet with Microsoft on Dec 1, and expects to sign funding deals with several venture capital firms within weeks, its chief executive said on Monday.

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After China, GlaxoSmithKline faces pressure for change

GlaxoSmithKline may have closed one chapter in a saga of corruption allegations by accepting a $489 million fine in China, but the drugmaker has its work cut out to win back skeptical investors.

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Orange offers to buy Spain's Jazztel for 3.4 billion euros

Orange has offered buy Spanish telecoms operator Jazztel for around 3.4 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), a deal that could help the French company jump ahead of rival Vodafone in the country's mobile market.

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AT&T Inc tells UK authorities it won't make a bid for Vodafone

AT&T Inc said it will no longer have any plans to make an offer for Vodafone Group Plc, preventing it from making a takeover bid in the next six months, Bloomberg reported.

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US FCC gives nod to Verizon buyout of Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Verizon's to buyout of Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless for USD130 billion, giving Verizon full ownership of the said network.

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IBM acquires Fiberlink for mobile device management

New York-based International Business Machines (IBM) bought mobile security firm Fiberlink Communications for an undisclosed amount to amp up its poorly-rated mobile device management (MDM) solution.

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Vodafone seeks government approval to own more shares India unit

Vodafone seeks bigger share of its Indian unit, wants government approval.

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