Google and Microsoft have both expressed "extreme interest" in using the "white spaces" spectrum that is due to be made available in the U.K. next year for their own Wi-Fi services, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. (See Microsoft Leads UK White Space Consortium.)
Telefónica is continuing the assault on its debt mountain by selling off Rumbo, the online travel agency it held jointly with leisure group Orizonia, reports Reuters. The sale was thought to have raised €74 million (US$94.6 million).
Nombulelo Moholi is to step down as the CEO of South Africa's Telkom SA Ltd. (NYSE/Johannesburg: TKG), according to Reuters. Telkom has been struggling to implement a turnaround strategy in the face of declining fixed-line revenues.
Age UK, a charity serving the needs of the elderly, is to launch a specialist mobile network aimed at senior citizens featuring simplified, personalized phones, reports the Financial Times. Collaborating with the charity on the project are Cognatel, an MVNO, and CyCell, which has designed the specialist handsets.