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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.

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?

Opinion: Separating hype from reality in the mobile wallet space

By Eden Zoller, Principal Analyst Ovum

There has been an explosion in mobile wallet launches and announcements over the last 18 months that shows no sign of abating.

Content and services strategies lag behind broadband access

With much of the focus on broadband access over the last few days, it is easy to forget that there’s little point in operators investing in super-fast next gen pipes if they have not got the right strategy in place to offer the content and services that will benefit both themselves and their customers.

Europe's love affair with FTTx

New statistics would appear to show that we were rather too harsh yesterday on Europe’s fibre progression, but
 the general feeling at Broadband World Forum is more akin to our slightly downbeat – or perhaps realistic – assessment.

Europe still waiting for fibre broadband lift off

On the eve of the 2012 Broadband World Forum event it is worth looking at how far things have progressed over the last 12 months.