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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.

Belgacom CEO fired for saying Belgian State is “the worst shareholder”, PM “like a child looking for Father Christmas”

The smoking gun for the dismissal of Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens was a business breakfast on 7 November in which he said the Belgian State is the company’s “worst shareholder”.

Opinion: It’s time to embrace Telco 2.0 - here's how

By Timo Ahomäki, CTO of Tecnotree

The shifting sands of changing client expectations, remits and deliverables affecting the telecoms industry need not cause the organisational headaches of old.

EE goes back to the future as CEO plans to set a new benchmark in voice

Journalists involved in UK telecoms are well used to receiving press releases from EE about the speed, coverage and data usage of their year-old 4G LTE network, but Olaf Swantee broke with protocol on Thursday to talk about the importance of voice.

Ericsson faces challenges expanding in Japan, should consider acquisitions

Despite revenues heading south this year, Ericsson is fully focused on making a success of its business in Japan, a country from which it thinks telcos in Europe have much to learn.
 

Q&A: Marco Veremis, CEO of Upstream

Upstream CEO Marco Veremis discusses the latest trends in mobile marketing.

Eurocomms.com: From a telco perspective, what are the biggest opportunities that mobile marketing provides currently?

BBWF: Copper or FTTX? Europe remains divided

Twelve months ago, we looked at the state of fibre broadband in Europe and found that most of the region was still waiting for the superfast speeds to take off.

Ops and apps – never the twain shall meet?

Marc Smith chaired the operator stream at the Apps World event in London on Tuesday to ascertain how far they have progressed in the past year.

BT Global Services CEO: I am not obsessed with revenue growth

Luis Alvarez discusses the enterprise market, not being obsessed with revenue decline, what’s going to be big in 2014 and getting to know the new CEO of BT Group.

Opinion: Why getting intimate with customers will help to win wireless wars

By Rob Chimsky, VP Insights at Guavus

The last few years have seen wireless phone services move from luxury items to fundamental communications tools.