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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.

Microsoft's Nokia deal set to finally close this week

altMicrosoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business is set to go ahead this Friday, with the software giant amending some of the conditions of the deal.

Orange Money signs up 10 millionth customer

altOrange has signed its 10 millionth customer to its Orange Money payments and transfer service, with plans in place to make the proposition more smartphone friendly.

LTE, connected cars set to fuel M2M market

altDemand for M2M WAN connections is set to triple within the next four years, with LTE set to fuel growth, according to new research from Infonetics.

Swisscom signs bank deal, launches videoconferencing product

altSwisscom has signed a deal to handle payment transactions for Swiss bank Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB), as well as launching a new cloud-based videoconferencing product.

Sponsored data models get consumer backing, according to survey

Operators could benefit from deploying sponsored data plans after a new report found US consumers would welcome such tariffs.

TalkTalk and Sky take on BT with city-wide FTTP trial in the UK

TalkTalk, Sky and Cityfibre have announced the creation of a new company that will launch an FTTP network in the UK city of York.

Telefónica to launch mobile ad exchange platform with private equity company

altTelefónica and private equity firm Blackstone are to launch what they are claiming is the first mobile ad exchange platform owned and powered by an operator.

MTS set to re-appoint A-L chief as it strengthens ties with vendor’s rivals

Russian operator MTS has again nominated Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes as an independent director.

Unparalleled spread of 4G LTE sees phone shipments hit 1 billion by 2018

More than half of all mobile phones sold in Western Europe this year will be 4G LTE enabled, cementing the next-gen technology's position as the fastest ever adopted, according to new research.