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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.

Q&A: ADTRAN managing director, Eduard Scheiterer

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

Opinion: How to find and engage missing data roamers

By Nigel Portley, product strategist at Tango Telecom

From 1 July 2014, the roaming market in Europe will open up to offer mobile subscribers more choice, better service and better value.

Q&A: Lavastorm Analytics CEO Drew Rockwell

Drew Rockwell, CEO of Lavastorm Analytics, discusses big data trends and how operators can overcome the inherent challenges.

Orange losing faith in Brussels’ ability to transform telecoms market

Elie Girard, senior executive vice president in charge of group strategy and development at Orange, has backed up a GSMA report that calls for the simplification of M&A and regulatory activity in Europe.

Opinion: ARPU is dead, long live ARPA!

By Rob Chimsky, Vice President Insights at Guavus

Average Revenue per User (ARPU) has long been the benchmark metric for success in the wireless industry.

GSMA public policy chief: EU competition authorities have lack of understanding

The GSMA has released a new report that claims to show just how far the European wireless market is lagging behind that of the US.

Telco security: employees pose the greatest risks, say experts

Security is rising rapidly up the telco agenda as operators and their customers increasingly hold and reveal data that is attractive to the criminal fraternity, but the biggest risk is not perhaps the source you might think.

Value most important as operators continue to assess Big Data business case

Operators are still in analysis mode when it comes to Big Data, that most hyped telco topic, and have a way to go before they settle on the most appropriate and profitable way forward.

Telefónica Germany CIO: Agile IT can cut time to market by nearly a third

Three years after launching an “agile IT” initiative at Telefónica Germany, the operator’s CIO Dr Eckart Pech claimed the results have been significant and wide ranging.