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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.

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.

Orange CEO delegate: Be proud to be a utility, but don’t be a utility firm

Gervais Pellissier, CEO delegate at FT-Orange, highlighted the paradox at the heart of operators’ business models in a keynote speech at TM Forum’s Management World event on Tuesday.

BT launches Sport offering and ups dividend as full-year revenues fall

BT has launched its BT Sport offering and increased its dividend to sweeten the news that full-year revenues have declined.

Opinion: How to monetise social messaging apps

By Neha Dharia, consumer analyst at Ovum

Underlining how social messaging services can generate significant revenues, Japanese app Line announced revenues of around €45 million in 2012, €34 million of which came in Q4 alone.

Opinion: Software-centric networking Cos are set to dominate the market

By Saverio Romeo, industry manager, telecommunications, at Frost & Sullivan

The network systems that we know today were designed for a client-server world.

Q&A: CCS Insight analyst Martin Garner

Martin Garner of CCS Insight discusses the analyst firm’s second annual tablet research report, which looks at attitudes and purchasing behaviours of users and non-tablet users.

Opinion: One team, one vision is the key to M&A success

By Stephen Nash, partner at global law firm Eversheds

Boards of global businesses are under pressure to drive growth, with international deal-making and merger and acquisition activity both important strategic business tools for those in the telecoms sector.