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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.

ZTE confident of profit boost from 4G demand

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE has raised its half-year profit forecasts thanks to the rapid take-up of 4G phones in Asia.

Slim eyes European expansion after TA deal is sealed

Mexican telecoms group América Móvil is set to expand in Europe after taking full control of Telekom Austria.

Three Ireland completes O2 Ireland takeover

Three Ireland has sealed its multi-million euro takeover of O2 Ireland from Spanish group Telefónica making it the second biggest telecoms provider in the country.

Telefónica wins smart metering deal for UK energy roll out

Telefónica has been selected by IT group CGI to bolster the mobile communications of energy groups bringing new smart meter technology to the UK.

Vodafone gets Smart with new 4G handsets

Vodafone is launching two new 4G smartphones to help more of its customers get ultrafast access to the mobile internet.

EU court upholds Telefónica’s antitrust fine

The EU has upheld telecoms operator Telefónica’s record €152million fine for stifling competition in the Spanish broadband market seven years after it was first imposed.

Freedompop to launch in Europe after BASE deal

US mobile group FreedomPop is bringing its “freemium” services to Europe through a tie-up with Belgian firm BASE Company.

Alcatel-Lucent wins 4G LTE deal with América Móvil

Alcatel-Lucent has won a deal with América Móvil to deploy a 4G LTE network in the Dominican Republic.

EC launches broadband initiative to boost Digital Agenda

The European Commission has launched a new Connected Communities initiative as it looks to hit its flagging broadband Digital Agenda targets.