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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.

BT, Orange and Telecom Italia to speak at European Communications Big Data seminar

altEuropean Communications is hosting its third annual Big Data seminar in London on Thursday 29 May, featuring speakers from BT, Orange and Telecom Italia.

Vodafone looks to India as post-Verizon era begins

Double digit revenue growth and huge data usage increase in India softened the blow for Vodafone as its full-year financials saw operations in Europe continue to struggle.

Failure to adapt to new tech is “number one risk” facing operators

The scale of the challenges posed by the rapidly changing face of telecommunications technology that could leave operators with out-dated networks and business models has been outlined in a new report.

Iliad up, Bouygues down amid merger rumours

Free Mobile owner Groupe Iliad reported an 11 percent rise in Q1 revenues as Bouygues Telecom, with whom rumours of a merger persist, saw sales fall five percent.

Orange opens talks with Bouygues over tie-up as Numericable lines up Virgin

The French telecommunications sector looks set to undergo more major changes as several companies review merger and acquisition targets.

Ericsson announces heads of new radio, cloud/IP business units

Ericsson has revealed who will head up its newly-created radio and cloud/IP business units.

Telenor merges strategy and digital units as part of wider restructure

Telenor has appointed three new Executive Vice Presidents and formed two new business units as it looks to better meet customer demand and solve business challenges.

Portugal Telecom sees revenue decline and a loss ahead of Oi merger

Revenues continued to fall in the first quarter of the year at Portugal Telecom, which also made a loss, as it prepares to merge with Brazil’s Oi.

Vivendi reveals SFR revenues and profits down ahead of Altice merger

SFR’s first financial results since the announcement that it would be acquired by Altice show revenues have continued to fall, though at a slower rate.