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O2 UK announces mobile payment partners

UK carrier O2 has announced the companies it will be partnering with to deploy its mobile wallet service in the second half of 2011. O2, the UK arm of Spanish incumbent Telefónica, said it would be working with Wave Crest, FIS, Intelligent Environments and Visa Europe.

O2 Germany to launch commercial LTE July 1st

O2 Germany will launch commercial LTE services on July 1st this year. The announcement, which was made at a CeBIT press conference yesterday, was sketchy on details regarding speed and pricing. The new network will reportedly offer speeds in line with an “average DSL connection” and run on Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei kit.

Telefonica O2 goes low in Germany

Telefonica O2’s German arm has launched a SIM-only discount mobile service that claims to offer significant customer advantages over other low cost offerings. The service, Fonic, is available online, as well as through a partnership with discount supermarket chain Lidl. There is a EUR9.99 one-off charge for the SIM, but the service has no contract […]


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