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Keep up with all the latest news affecting European telcos from regulation and financial results to developments in network sharing, billing and innovative new content.

Trust in mobile operators and device manufacturers on the wane, finds survey

Consumers want to gain greater control of their personal data and benefit more from sharing it, according to a new study from Orange.

O2 announces 10m Wi-Fi customer landmark in the UK, goes after enterprises

O2 is claiming to be the UK’s fastest-growing Wi-Fi operator after signing up 10 million customers, less than three years since launching its first hotspot.

Commentators confirm game’s up for SMS following Facebook-WhatsApp deal

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp can only mean bad news for operators, according to industry watchers.

Ericsson wins managed services contract, unveils CDN partner programme

Ericsson has signed a five-year managed services agreement with MTN Nigeria and announced content delivery network (CDN) partners for its Media Network Delivery platform. 
 

Telekom Austria shifts to VoIP, signs billing agreement with Redknee



Telekom Austria has announced that it has completed the migration of its fixed-line voice service to VoIP in its home market and signed a €4.3 million billing services agreement with Redknee.
 

EE sees revenues continue to fall in 2013 despite 4G LTE uptake, opex cuts

UK mobile operator EE saw revenues fall last year despite convincing over two million subscribers to sign up for its 4G LTE service.
 

A-L announces three fibre broadband wins

Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled a triumvirate of fibre contracts as operators look to boost their next generation broadband networks.
 

Portugal Telecom cuts costs as 2013 revenues fall, debts rise

Portugal Telecom announced a disappointing set of 2013 financial results with revenues falling but profit on the increase.
 

Vodafone UK hits half a million 4G LTE subscribers, unveils roaming network

Vodafone has taken a further step forward in its 4G LTE strategy by announcing 500,000 subscribers in the UK and extending roaming services to 18 countries.