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Analysis

European Communications discusses the latest telecom trends with telco executives, analysts and topic experts viainsightful analysis, Q&As and opinion pieces.

M2M growth pushes operators to move up the value chain

M2M continues to be one of the growth stories for European operators as the focus begins to shift away from connectivity.
 

Sponsored data models likely to proliferate in Europe

Providing there are no net neutrality issues and operators learn from previous mistakes, sponsored data could soon arrive in Europe.

European telecoms industry is “full of ambiguity”, warns Deutsche Telekom CEO

Méabh McMahon reports from Tuesday’s European Competition Forum – an annual European Commission-staged meeting of senior policy makers and business executives – in Brussels.
  

Wikipedia founder “very excited” about telecoms, MVNO is “ready to go big”

UK MVNO The People’s Operator (TPO) surprisingly announced that the founder of Wikipedia had joined its board on Monday. European Communications caught up with Jimmy Wales to find out why he got involved.
 

Christmas and New Year news round up

To kick off 2014, European Communications has rounded up the major stories from the Christmas and New Year period.

Managed Services seminar videos now available to view

Videos from European Communications’ latest managed services seminar are now available to view, featuring speakers from Informa Telecoms & Media, Vodafone Netherlands, Amdocs Services, and MDS.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/eurocomms to watch the presentations and extra interviews.

Mozilla Europe founder dreams of challenging “sub optimal” Android, iOS

Four months after the Firefox OS launched in Europe, Mozilla Europe’s founder Tristan Nitot is keen to push the platform onto bigger and better things

Digital gold mines vie for attention as networks return to the big time

It is still fashionable to talk about the digital opportunity that telcos must seize if they are to prosper in an IP-based future where people communicate through smart watches and consume the latest Silicon Valley start-up idea.

Belgacom CEO fired for saying Belgian State is “the worst shareholder”, PM “like a child looking for Father Christmas”

The smoking gun for the dismissal of Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens was a business breakfast on 7 November in which he said the Belgian State is the company’s “worst shareholder”.