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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.

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

Alcatel-Lucent pushes PAYG customer experience

When you think about Alcatel-Lucent, you tend to think about network hardware.

However, as we reported when reviewing its end-of-year 2011 figures, the France-based vendor is suffering from an over reliance on outdated products in geographies that are experiencing low or negative growth.

Alcatel-Lucent goes hunting for Huawei in IP core router market

Alcatel-Lucent CTO Marcus Weldon was in a candid mood in the first of a two-part interview with European Communications on Wednesday.

Kcom: learning the lessons of outsourcing

Three years ago, the UK’s third incumbent telco, KCOM Group, made some hard-headed strategic decisions that continue to be very much en vogue.