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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.

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.

BT Global Services CEO: I am not obsessed with revenue growth

Luis Alvarez discusses the enterprise market, not being obsessed with revenue decline, what’s going to be big in 2014 and getting to know the new CEO of BT Group.

Big data seminar videos now available to view

Videos from European Communications’ latest big data seminar are now available to view, featuring speakers from Telefónica Digital, Deloitte and the DigiWorld Institute. Go to www.youtube.com/eurocomms to watch the presentations and extra interviews.

European Communications launches managed services quarterly survey

European Communications is today launching its first telco managed services survey to gauge how the industry, and operators in particular, view this key trend.

Click here to take the survey and share your views