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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.

Telenor bullish on emerging market growth after good 2013 results

Telenor has posted strong results for 2013 with both revenues and profits on the rise, and talked up the potential of its emerging market portfolio.
 

SDN could cut operator opex by €6.6 billion over next three years

Operators who use software-defined networking (SDN) in mobile backhaul networks could create opex savings of €6.6 billion, according to new research.
 

Vodafone and MoneyGram ink m-payments deal

Vodafone has boosted its m-payments platform M-Pesa after signing a deal with global money transfer and payment services firm MoneyGram.
 

Telefónica launches M2M partner programme in Europe

Telefónica has announced that it is expanding its machine-to-machine (M2M) partner programme to Europe.

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.