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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.

Everything Everywhere CEO: “We need to stop fighting each other”

Olaf Swantee, the CEO of UK-based operator JV Everything Everywhere, has called on operators to engage in more constructive dialogue.

It’s time to look differently at revenue assurance, says new Distinguished Fellow

Despite many transitioning to a high level of maturity in revenue assurance, some European operators are still seeing leakage that accounts for around 1.2 percent of their total revenues.

All change again at Nokia as takeover looms

How much longer can Nokia go on like this?

Its share price plummeted 18 percent on Thursday after a slew of mostly bad, if necessary announcements highlighted yet again the critical plight of this once great telco.

Opinion: Operators must improve interconnection and interworking

By Allan Chan, president of global carrier solutions at Tata Communications

With mobile data consumption set to grow tenfold over the next five years, it is imperative that operators develop strategies to manage this huge increase, enable smart applications to deliver what users require and get a slice of the growing mobile broadband pie.

Surveys show Android and direct operator billing growing in popularity

New surveys out today have highlighted two growing trends in the European mobile space.

Opinion: Winners of the broadband crunch revealed

By Oliver Johnson, CEO of analyst house Point Topic

The broadband market has fared reasonably well over the past three years, particularly given prevailing market conditions and certainly in comparison to other sectors.

UK network share could save Telefónica and Vodafone over €1 billion

Analysts estimate that the combined savings Telefónica and Vodafone could make from increasing their network sharing agreement in the UK may reach in excess of €1 billion by 2015.

Half of world to be covered by LTE in 2017, says Ericsson

Operators still have a lot to learn about how growth in mobile subscribers and traffic will affect their networks, according to Ericsson.

Opinion: 4G LTE expectations will not be met without reassessing network infrastructure

By Tony Lefebvre, director of product management at wireless network vendor TE Connectivity