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UK operators get fibre boost but revenues still declining, Ofcom reports

The average monthly household spend on telecoms services in the UK fell by 2.9 percent in 2013, according to the country’s regulator.

MegaFon selects Ericsson for 7-year networks deal

MegaFon has signed of a seven-year deal with Ericsson as it looks to upgrade its network infrastructure.

Deutsche Telekom dismisses T-Mobile US offer as group profits rise

Deutsche Telekom dismissed Iliad’s bid for its T-Mobile US subsidiary as undervaluing the asset, as it revealed positive Q2 figures.

Ericsson wins Vodafone Egypt managed services deal

Ericsson will deliver network field maintenance services and improve the network quality of Vodafone’s Egypt subsidiary after winning a managed services contract.

VimpelCom continues poor start to the year as Q2 revenues, profits fall

VimpelCom has reported its Q2 revenues fell 11 percent to €3.8 billion as markets in Russia and the Ukraine continued to be badly affected.

Telecom Italia continues to review Brazil options as H1 results deteriorate

Telecom Italia saw revenues plummet in the first six months of the year due to deteriorating economic factors in both Italy and Latin America, and said it was continuing to review options in Brazil.

Telefónica bids for Vivendi’s Brazilian operator GVT

Telefónica has made a surprise offer for Vivendi’s Brazil-based fixed line operator GVT as it looks to boost its offering in the Latin American country.

Bouygues confirms it has received no takeover bids

Bouygues Telecom has hit back at recent speculation over its future by stating that it has received no takeover offers.

Belgacom sees Q2 improvement as it renews Vodafone agreement

Belgacom reported falling but improving revenues in the second quarter as it extended its partner market agreement with Vodafone.