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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.

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”.

EE goes back to the future as CEO plans to set a new benchmark in voice

Journalists involved in UK telecoms are well used to receiving press releases from EE about the speed, coverage and data usage of their year-old 4G LTE network, but Olaf Swantee broke with protocol on Thursday to talk about the importance of voice.

Ericsson faces challenges expanding in Japan, should consider acquisitions

Despite revenues heading south this year, Ericsson is fully focused on making a success of its business in Japan, a country from which it thinks telcos in Europe have much to learn.
 

BBWF: Copper or FTTX? Europe remains divided

Twelve months ago, we looked at the state of fibre broadband in Europe and found that most of the region was still waiting for the superfast speeds to take off.

Ops and apps – never the twain shall meet?

Marc Smith chaired the operator stream at the Apps World event in London on Tuesday to ascertain how far they have progressed in the past year.