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Altice to poach Alcatel-Lucent chief Michel Combes

Altice chief Patrick Drahi has appointed Alcatel-Lucent chief executive Michel Combes as president of Numericable-SFR and global director of operations at Altice itself, and he will join the telecoms group next month, according to Le Figaro, reports DTVE.

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Citrix looking to sell declining ByteMobile

At its investor’s conference call, Citrix confirmed it has been in discussions with a variety of third parties regarding the sale of its mobile network traffic management arm, ByteMobile.

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Vodafone Italy launches NFV-based VoLTE

Vodafone is the latest carrier to push ahead with rolling out a voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, with its Italian subsidiary launching the service.

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Huawei boasts 30% growth in sales revenue

Chinese kit vendor Huawei has announced its first half 2015 sales results, laying claim to a growth in sales revenue of CNY 175.9billion ($28.32bn), an increase of 30% year-on-year.

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KT, Nokia make good on MoU, launch IoT lab

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year.

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Europe curtails frivolous patent wrangling

The European Union’s Court of Justice has set limits and procedures on how competitors in any given market are able to challenge each other on patent infringement grounds.

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Cisco bolsters telecoms strategy with $139m MaintenanceNet buy

Cisco is looking to buy data analytics and business process automation specialist MaintenanceNet for $139m, the company announced this week. The networking giant said the move will help its partners capture more revenue from contract renewals, and may help strengthen its telecoms strategy, writes Business Cloud News.

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Redknee acquires Orga to boost billing offering

Canadian BSS company Redknee Solutions has announced it will be acquiring German converged billing specialist Orga Systems for €38 million to enhance its real-time monetization and subscriber management platform.

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Support for G.fast broadband gathers momentum

Industry support for the broadband access standard G.fast has gathered further momentum as Alcatel-Lucent and industry association the Broadband Forum announce strides in the adoption of the technology being made.

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