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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.

EU quashes Cisco complaint over Microsoft-Skype deal

A European court has ruled that Microsoft’s €6.1 billion takeover of Skype is not anticompetitive, as Cisco had argued.
 
The European Commission approved the deal in 2011, but Cisco argued that Microsoft's takeover of the internet telephony and video provider would create a monopoly, and that conditions should have been placed on the deal.

Orange and Renault team up to test 4G LTE connected cars

Orange and vehicle manufacturer Renault have announced that they are collaborating on a research project to test the automotive uses of 4G LTE connectivity.

Vodafone reveals new social media-driven marketing strategy

Vodafone has unveiled a new marketing strategy that will use social media-driven events to boost its brand around the world in 2014. 

UK bundlers unwilling to pay extra for sport, untapped opportunities remain

Only a quarter of consumers are willing to pay extra for sports content within their bundled package, according to a new survey.

Swisscom buys unified communications specialist

Swisscom's growth strategy has gained momentum by entrenching its position in French-speaking Switzerland.

Norwegian regulator reveals spectrum auction brings in €211 million

Norway's latest mobile spectrum auction raised €211 million in total revenue, the country's regulator has revealed.

Swisscom buys unified communications specialist

Swisscom's growth strategy has gained momentum by entrenching its position in French-speaking Switzerland.

The Swiss telecommunications operator is buying two-thirds (66.7%) of DL Groupe, a provider of Microsoft services and

New EE study shows one third of 4G mobile shoppers spend over €120 a month

EE’s second Mobile Living Index report has revealed that customers are shopping, sharing and streaming more on 4G than ever before. 

Bouygues Telecom offers 4G LTE for free

French operator Bouygues Telecom has announced it will offer 4G LTE for free, following a similar announcement by rival operator Free Mobile last week.