10 short stories about the mobile networks
Published on: 10th Jan 2014
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Estonia's EMT has launched a private number service, which enables to make and receive calls on an anonymous virtual number.
Brazil's Claro says that smartphones now account for three-quarters of all its mobile device sales.
Ghana's Vodafone says it has upgraded its network to improve mobile data services, although it did not say what it had done during the upgrade.
France's SFR says that it achieved its target of covering 40% of the population with 4G service by the end of 2013.
Spain's Orange and Vodafone are reported to have started work on integrating aspects of their network infrastructure as part of a previously announced sharing agreement.
Estonia's Elisa says that it topped the MNP rankings last year with just under 13,000 customers switching to its network.
Kuwait's Vivo has launched a tap-to-pay service based on a platform supplied by Boloro.
Italy's Bip Mobile (an MVNO) has been ordered by the regulator to increase its capacity for handling MNP requests following complaints.
UK's O2 is closing its mobile wallet service at the end of March, saying that the market for such services had changed.
Bulgaria's Mtel says that 50,000 customers have switched from postal monthly invoices to invoices sent by email.