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Swisscom speeds past 1m mark for premises connected to fibre

Swisscom has announced that it has connected over one million homes and businesses with fibre.

KPN suffers another bad quarter as CEO promises dividend return

Tumbling revenues reflected another difficult quarter for KPN as the Chief Executive promised to reinstate a dividend later this year.

Ericsson acquires MetraTech, expands Australian broadband deal

Ericsson is buying metadata-based billing, commerce and settlement company MetraTech Corp in a bid to boost its B/OSS offering and also expanded an existing deal with Australia's National Broadband Network Company.

Telefónica chooses A-L cloud-based TV to boost Spanish offering

Telefónica has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s cloud-based TV service in a bid differentiate its offering in Spain.

Orange sees fruits of continued improved decline

Orange saw revenues and profits continue to fall in the first half of the year, despite the operator breaking through the two million 4G LTE customers in France barrier.

Napster warms up for more mobile operator deals

Music streaming service Napster has hailed new partnerships with European mobile operators for helping it hit two million subscribers and vowed to seal more deals in the months ahead.

BSkyB could become Vodafone target after Sky Italia/Deutschland deals

BSkyB is bringing the leading Pay TV businesses in three of Europe’s four biggest markets together after signing a deal with 21st Century Fox, a move that has raised speculation of a future bid from Vodafone.

EE bags record 4G customer boost but revenues fall

UK operator EE saw revenues fall between April and June despite the number of 4G customers and overall ARPU increasing.

4G LTE customer surge may signal end of Vodafone’s European woes

Vodafone said Spanish customers trying to save their pennies had hit service revenues offsetting surging demand for 4G services in Europe between April and June.