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Vodafone loses top spot as European telcos slump in brand value index

Vodafone has been knocked off the top spot in the table of the most valuable telecoms brands, according to the annual ranking by consultancy Brand Finance.

Telenor acquires mobile coupon company

Telenor has announced the acquisition of start-up Liquid Barcodes as it looks to expand its mobile coupon strategy.

ST-Ericsson CEO Didier Lamouche resigns

The president and CEO of semiconductor vendor ST-Ericsson has resigned to pursue other opportunities, it has been announced.

Ericsson claims 4G LTE market lead as it signs MetroPCS core network deal

Ericsson has revealed a range of in house data about its market share as it announced a major network deal with MetroPCS.

Telecom Italia reveals €1.6 billion loss for 2012

Telecom Italia has revealed it recorded a loss of €1.6 billion last year after making a €4 billion writedown.

EC drops investigation into mobile standards development by Europe’s operators

A year after querying the nature of meetings between Europe’s big five operators about the development of mobile standards, the European Commission has announced that it has closed its preliminary investigation.

NSN announces emerging market wins

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced new contract wins for its RAN and integrated network management solutions in eastern Europe and Lebanon.

BT unveils Scilly broadband project and job plans

BT has announced proposals for a €4.2 million scheme to provide superfast broadband to the Isles of Scilly, while confirming plans to create 1,000 new jobs across the UK.

Deutsche Telekom CEO to head up cableco Ziggo

Dutch cableco Ziggo has announced that outgoing Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann will join as their new CEO next January.