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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.

NOS Chief Exec hails first-born quad-player, worries about vendor consolidation

Miguel Almeida is targeting a five percent gain in Portugal's telecoms market as his newly-named operator takes aim at the country's incumbent.

BT sets out new customer-service focused strategy, outlines mobile plans

BT Chief Executive Gavin Patterson set out a new “refined” strategy for the operator, which includes improving customer experience and launching a new mobile network.

Video: Turkcell and Telefónica execs discuss M2M strategy

European Communications met with representatives from Turkcell and Telefónica to discuss their respective M2M strategies.

Vivendi takes easy option over SFR, opens door for Free-Bouygues deal

Vivendi’s decision to sell its SFR mobile business to Numericable owner Altice at the weekend only increases the likelihood of further consolidation in the French market.

Three UK CEO: “Im focused on building our brand”

David Dyson, the chief executive of Three UK, said he is focused on building the brand as he expanded on the operator’s recent performance at a briefing on Tuesday.

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.