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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.

#MWC13 Operator CEOs tout their latest plans for the LTE-Cloud era

The keynotes at Mobile World Congress are always a chance for heads of the world’s biggest operators to have a good old moan about something or other, and this year was no exception.

#MWC13 Race for 4G LTE monetisation hots up

Last year was, according to Nokia Siemens Networks CEO Rajiv Suri, “the year of LTE”.

Opinion: Geography may soon become irrelevant in telecoms

By Stefan Zehle, CEO of Coleago Consulting

Today, most people are familiar with VoIP services such as Skype. Effectively a location independent mobile service, with Skype it does not matter where people call from, nor does it matter where the called party is located.

Opinion: There’s no turning back for telcos in 2013 – reinvention is a must

By Keith Willetts, chairman of the TM Forum

We can all be pretty sure that there won’t be any turning back of the clock when it comes to the decline of voice and messaging revenues. 

Opinion: Mobile money – five key challenges for 2013

By Hariprasad Pichai, consultant at Arthur D Little

Mobile money is a growing market with significant revenue potential, yet the ecosystem is nascent, with no complete solution and no dominant player.

“Content providers view telcos as being challenging to deal with," says Telenor exec

Andrew Kvalseth, head of strategy at Telenor Digital Services, speaks exclusively to European Communications about how telcos can succeed in the content space.

Q&A: Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina

Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina discusses what telcos need to know about Big Data this year.

Eurocomms.com: There was movement on the Big Data front from telcos last year; what can we expect in 2013?

Opinion: How to take M2M to the next level in 2013

By Yiru Zhong, Frost & Sullivan senior industry analyst, ICT Europe

Since the 50 billion connected devices future was announced by Ericsson in 2009, we have eagerly anticipated a positive impact of this substantial market opportunity on the telecoms industry. 

Interview with Benoit Scheen, FT-Orange senior EVP in Europe

Benoit Scheen is responsible for a large chunk of FT-O’s revenues in Europe and, therefore, navigating the company through some testing times.