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Telekom Austria reports falling revenues and net loss in second quarter

Telekom Austria has added falling revenues to the trailed €400 million impairment charge that saw the operator record a multimillion euro loss in the second quarter.

Ericsson lands 5-year billing deal with Vodafone India

Ericsson has won a five-year contract with Vodafone India to replace legacy billing services with its new pre-paid “self-service” system.

European Communications launches CMO of the Year award

European Communications is delighted to announce a new award for the telecoms industry in Europe – the CMO of the Year – which is designed to recognise the growing importance of top marketing executives at operators across the continent.

Portugal Telecom loses Chairman and CEO amid missing €900m

Portugal Telecom Chairman and CEO Henrique Granadeiro has stepped down ahead of a shareholder meeting next month to discuss the operator’s problematic merger with Brazil’s Oi.

TDC outsources customer service functions to Sitel

Danish incumbent TDC has contracted Sitel to handle part of its customer services operations as it attempts to create the country’s best customer experience.

Swisscom attains 90 percent of PubliGroupe shares, extends offer period

Swisscom’s bid to acquire PubliGroupe and launch a Swiss rival to Google is a step closer to completion after its stake in the marketing company rose to 90.5 percent.

UK government’s fibre rollout passes one million mark, as Virgin boosts network

The UK’s government’s rollout of fibre broadband has passed one million premises, as Virgin Media announced the largest, single expansion of its network since the company launched in 2007.

Turk Telekom International joins RTX clearing house platform

Turk Telekom’s wholesale business, Turk Telekom International, has announced it has joined clearing house RTX’s Partner Programme as it eyes up new markets.

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.