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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.

Telekom Austria talks up 400G tech after successful trial

Telekom Austria and Alcatel-Lucent have announced the successful testing of 400G technology on some of the operator’s existing fibre optic cables.

Location-based services revenues rise, but not to the benefit of operators

Operators will not be in a position to take advantage of location-based service (LBS) revenues, which are predicted to hit €2.3 billion in 2018, according to new research.

Orange Business Services inks collaboration agreement with financial tech firm

Orange’s enterprise arm has signed a deal with financial technology firm SIA that will enable banks and merchants in Europe to manage payments via mobile point of sale (POS) terminals.

Alcatel-Lucent hails year-long agreement with China Mobile

Alcatel-Lucent has hailed a “significant agreement” with China Mobile that sees the France-based vendor move the world’s largest mobile service provider towards an all-IP ultra-broadband network.

Orange board again backs Stéphane Richard to continue to lead the company

Stéphane Richard is set to continue as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Orange after getting backing from the operator’s Board of Directors.

Telefónica and Akamai announce global CDN partnership

Telefónica has announced a strategic global alliance with Akamai that will see the US vendor’s content delivery network (CDN) solutions offered to the operator’s enterprise customers.

Orange launches text-based healthcare service, wins medical enterprise deal

Orange is to launch a preventive medical service in Cameroon in collaboration with the country's Ministry for Health.

EE cements BT MVNO deal

altUK operator EE is set to provide MVNO services to BT customers and employees after it signed a deal with the telco.

Turkcell bolstered by data and strong performance overseas

altBooming data revenues and the strong performance of subsidiaries have led Turkcell to report profit and sales growth in 2013.