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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.

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.

Orange CEO delegate: Be proud to be a utility, but don’t be a utility firm

Gervais Pellissier, CEO delegate at FT-Orange, highlighted the paradox at the heart of operators’ business models in a keynote speech at TM Forum’s Management World event on Tuesday.

BT launches Sport offering and ups dividend as full-year revenues fall

BT has launched its BT Sport offering and increased its dividend to sweeten the news that full-year revenues have declined.

European Communications launches latest Customer Experience survey

European Communications is today launching its second annual customer experience survey to gauge how the industry, and operators in particular, are getting to grips with this ever crucial subject.

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