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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.

Deutsche Telekom acquires full ownership of T-Mobile Czech Republic

Deutsche Telekom is acquiring the remaining 39 percent stake of T-Mobile Czech Republic that it does not own for €800 million. 
 

Ericsson continues to invest in broadcast with Azuki Systems acquisition

Ericsson has agreed to acquire Azuki Systems for an undisclosed amount in a bid to strengthen its position in the broadcast market.
 

Telecom Italia appoints Aldo Minucci as Chairman

Telecom Italia has appointed Aldo Minucci as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

UK mobile operators sign m-payments deal with Mastercard

The UK's three largest mobile operators have signed a deal with Mastercard in a bid to accelerate the development of contactless m-payments.

Alcatel-Lucent makes €1.3 billion loss but says it’s on track with Shift Plan

Alcatel-Lucent made a loss of €1.3 billion last year but pointed to an improved Q4 performance as a sign that its turnaround is on track.

BT launches buy-to-keep film service and home-based smartphone

 BT has announced two new services in a bid to differentiate itself.
 

Europe drags down Vodafone results

Vodafone continues to be troubled by economic difficulties in southern Europe as group revenues fell again its latest financial report.
 

Three UK signs fibre backhaul deal with Virgin Media Business

Three UK has signed up Virgin Media Business (VMB) to upgrade its backhaul network in a five-year, multimillion pound deal.

Swisscom sees revenues rise as profits hit by infrastructure investments

Swisscom heralded a solid 2013 financial performance as it recorded customer and volume growth.