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

LIVE: Reaction to EC’s Connected Continent telecoms reform

Throughout the day we will we bringing you reaction to the European Commission’s reform package for the telecoms market, which was unveiled late on Wednesday afternoon.

Vodafone and Nokia have much to do to prove new-look telcos can deliver

Perhaps because it was much more of a surprise, the sale of Nokia’s device business has overshadowed Vodafone’s much larger divestiture of its stake in Verizon – at least from a comment perspective.

BT unveils digital archive showcasing 167 years of telecoms history

BT has unveiled a searchable digital resource of almost half a million photographs, reports and items of correspondence preserved by the operator since 1846.

Analysts mull reasons behind Vodafone-Kabel Deutschland deal

A host of reasons lie behind Vodafone’s desire to acquire cableco Kabel Deutschland, telecoms analysts believe.

Orange losing faith in Brussels’ ability to transform telecoms market

Elie Girard, senior executive vice president in charge of group strategy and development at Orange, has backed up a GSMA report that calls for the simplification of M&A and regulatory activity in Europe.

GSMA public policy chief: EU competition authorities have lack of understanding

The GSMA has released a new report that claims to show just how far the European wireless market is lagging behind that of the US.

Telco security: employees pose the greatest risks, say experts

Security is rising rapidly up the telco agenda as operators and their customers increasingly hold and reveal data that is attractive to the criminal fraternity, but the biggest risk is not perhaps the source you might think.

Value most important as operators continue to assess Big Data business case

Operators are still in analysis mode when it comes to Big Data, that most hyped telco topic, and have a way to go before they settle on the most appropriate and profitable way forward.

Telefónica Germany CIO: Agile IT can cut time to market by nearly a third

Three years after launching an “agile IT” initiative at Telefónica Germany, the operator’s CIO Dr Eckart Pech claimed the results have been significant and wide ranging.