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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 need to shake up the boardroom to compete with OTT players

By Philip Randerson, MD of technology executive search firm European Leaders

Q&A: Coleago Consulting director Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie, director at Coleago Consulting, discusses the current state of the MVNO market and what the future holds

Opinion: Telcos need a new metric to evaluate innovation

By Emeka Obiodu, principal analyst, Industry, Communications, and Broadband at Ovum

Contrary to popular opinion, most telcos are innovative when it comes to their businesses. While their core products of voice and data have not changed much over the past 30 years, telcos have innovated in their network infrastructure, business models, tariff strategies and approach to marketing.

BT unveils digital archive showcasing 167 years of telecoms history

BT has unveiled a searchable digital resource of almost half a million photographs, reports and items of correspondence preserved by the operator since 1846.

Opinion: Emerging markets offer mobile OS challengers chance of success

By Lawrence Lundy, consultant, ICT, Frost & Sullivan

Opinion: NSN deal won’t change Nokia’s handset ambitions

By Bengt Nordström, CEO of Northstream

Nokia and Siemens surprised the industry this week as Nokia acquired Siemens’ entire 50 per cent stake in their joint venture (JV) – Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) – for €1.7billion. 

Q&A: IDATE’s director of telecom strategy

Didier Pouillot, director of telecom strategy at IDATE, discusses the latest trends from the think tank’s 2013 yearbook - "The Challenges of the Digital World".

Analysts mull reasons behind Vodafone-Kabel Deutschland deal

A host of reasons lie behind Vodafone’s desire to acquire cableco Kabel Deutschland, telecoms analysts believe.

Q&A: ADTRAN managing director, Eduard Scheiterer

Eduard Scheiterer, MD at ADTRAN, outlines what operators need to know about emerging vectoring technology