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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.

‘Look at the bigger picture’ implores Deutsche Telekom CEO as it makes €6.9bn loss

DT made a loss of €6.9 billion in Q3 following the acquisition of US wireless operator MetroPCS last month.

“Digital telco” Telefónica dances to Lat-Am beat as pain in Spain continues

Telefónica saw profits grow in Q3 as the Spain-based operator became a Latin America-dominated telco for the first time.

Q&A: TOA Technologies’ Vladimir Mitrasinovic

Vladimir Mitrasinovic, SVP and general manager of EMEA at TOA Technologies, explains why field service management is one of the most influential customer care tools in an operator’s arsenal.

Alcatel-Lucent still in trouble despite stemming losses

Alcatel-Lucent registered another loss-making quarter as the company’s tardy transformation programme began to make an impact.

The France-based vendor made a loss of €156 million between July and September as revenues fell 2.8 percent year-on-year to €3.6 billion.

BT placates shareholders as revenue decline continues

BT has bucked the industry trend by upping its dividend by 15 percent despite revenues continuing their downward spiral.

4G LTE arrives in the UK: the industry responds

Today sees the launch of 4G LTE in the UK, but amid all the understandable hype being generated by EE – the operator given first mover status – what does the rest of the industry think about its prospects and those of the next gen service more generally?

The new enterprise opportunity for telcos

European Communications is today launching its latest quarterly survey – the enterprise opportunity for telcos.

Click here to take the survey and share your views.

Turkcell CTO: “Mobile wallet could add 2-3 percent to our revenues”

Cenk Bayrakdar was in a bullish mood when European Communications met up with him this week to talk about Turkcell’s recent mobile wallet launch.

Q&A: Sigma Systems CTO Brian Cappellani

Brian Cappellani, Sigma Systems’ CTO, discusses the effects that M&A activity has on telcos' back office operations. What is your assessment of the current telecoms M&A activity happening in Europe?