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Europe drops investigation into mobile phone collusion pricing

The European Commission said Thursday it was dropping an investigation into five huge European telecoms companies over possible collusion in setting industry standards for mobile phones. The Commission said it had been in contact last year with Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Spain’s Telefonica, Vodafone and Telecom Italia, plus mobile sector…

Mobile phone industry predicts 4 billion subscribers by 2018

The $1.0-trillion (750-million-euro) global mobile industry predicted Monday a boom in subscribers to four billion people by 2018 as the world’s largest mobile fair opened in Barcelona, Spain. Already, 3.2 billion people pay for mobile services, nearly half of the world’s population, said a study by A. T Kearney and…