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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.

eircom and Huawei roll out VDSL2 vectoring tech in Ireland

eircom and Huawei have provided an update on the roll out of VDSL2 vectoring technology in Ireland.

BT selects Sky Italia CCO to head up its TV and Sport division

Delia Bushell is the new Managing Director of BT TV and Sport following the unexpected departure of Marc Watson last month.

Vodafone’s M2M business gets a lift with KONE deal

Vodafone has announced a significant M2M deal with global lift and escalator company KONE.

Telekom Austria Group unexpectedly loses CFO

Telekom Austria Group has announced the sudden departure of its Chief Financial Officer.

EU Court of Justice declares Data Retention Directive invalid

The EU Court of Justice has ruled against a directive that required communications service providers to store personal customer data for up to two years.

European Commission threatens German regulator with legal action over MTRs

The European Commission has asked the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) to amend or withdraw plans to pay mobile termination rates (MTRs) to sipgate Wireless that are more than 80 percent higher than in most other Member States.

Chinese authorities approve sale of Nokia devices unit to Microsoft

The sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft has taken a step closer to completion after authorities in China approved the deal.

Co-op Group launches PAYG SIM on EE network

The Co-operative Group (Co-op) is entering the UK mobile phone market by launching its first own-brand PAYG SIM card on EE’s network.

Bouygues misses out as SFR owner chooses to merge with Altice’s Numericable

SFR is set to merge with Altice-owned cableco Numericable after Bouygues failed with a final last minute bid.