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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: VoWiFi offers bargaining power in the battle with WhatsApp Voice

altBy John Hoadley, Chief Technology Officer of Taqua

Opinion: What’s next for NFV?

By Fergus Wills, Director of Product Management at Openwave Mobility

The core goals of providing flexible service infrastructure and reduced costs, combined with a wider industry adoption of these principles, have made Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN), some of the hottest topics in telecoms.

M2M growth pushes operators to move up the value chain

M2M continues to be one of the growth stories for European operators as the focus begins to shift away from connectivity.

Sponsored data models likely to proliferate in Europe

Providing there are no net neutrality issues and operators learn from previous mistakes, sponsored data could soon arrive in Europe.

Q&A: Dr Vinod Vasudevan, Group CEO of Flytxt What is the potential business value of the data available within CSPs?

Opinion: Why autonomics is the future of network management

By Frank Lansink, Managing Director of IPsoft
For the most part, the rapid evolution and expansion of CSPs’ businesses has taken them by surprise. Many of even the biggest players are still operating their legacy networks like they were a decade ago, with old-fashioned processes and tools. 

European telecoms industry is “full of ambiguity”, warns Deutsche Telekom CEO

Méabh McMahon reports from Tuesday’s European Competition Forum – an annual European Commission-staged meeting of senior policy makers and business executives – in Brussels.

Q&A: Chris Buist, Director at Coleago Consulting

Coleago Consulting Director Chris Buist discusses the latest network sharing deals in the UK and France

Opinion: To build, or not to build, that is the big data question

By François de Repentigny, Vice President of Guavus

In order for long-term adoption of to be fully realised, big data analytics needs to become an essential part of the telco IT infrastructure. CSPs need to be data-driven.