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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.

Quantum tech could offer key to fixed broadband security concerns

Quantum Key Distribution Technology (QKD) could represent the next innovation in fixed broadband security if new research from BT, Toshiba, ADVA Optical Networking and the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is to be believed.

EE revenues continue downward trend despite growing customer base

EE saw its 4G LTE customer base reach 2.9 million in the first quarter, but overall revenues fell in the first three months of the year.

Tele2 to focus on Netherlands, Kazakhstan as sale of Norway unit ongoing

Tele2 said it will focus on its businesses in the Netherlands and Kazakhstan this year as it looks to stem falling revenues across the group.

Free Mobile boss to acquire majority share in Monaco Telecom

Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) is to sell its majority 55 percent shareholding in Monaco Telecom to the founder of Free Mobile.

KPN sees net profits almost disappear in Q1, remains confident of E-Plus sale

KPN suffered a terrible start to the year with profits haemorraghing ahead of the sale of E-Plus to Telefónica.

Ericsson splits networks division in two

Ericsson has announced that its Networks business unit is to be split into two separate divisions as it looks to focus on radio and cloud/IP as distinct areas.

TalkTalk signs “landmark” movie deal with FilmFlex

TalkTalk has signed a multi-year content deal with the Sony Pictures Television-Walt Disney joint venture FilmFlex.

América Móvil set to control Telekom Austria after State signs agreement

The State holding company behind Telekom Austria has signed a syndicate agreement with América Móvil that paves the way for the Latin-American operator to take control of its European partner.

WhatsApp hits half a billion users ahead of voice roll out

WhatsApp has announced that half a billion consumers are now actively using its OTT messaging service.