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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.

VimpelCom signs WhatsApp partnership

VimpelCom has entered into a partnership with WhatsApp to deliver a series of consumer offers.

Four UK operators agree to halt “shock bills”

EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone have agreed to put a cap on the cost of bills from stolen mobile phones in the UK.

TeliaSonera CFO one of four to be fired after Eurasian review

TeliaSonera has fired its CFO, the Head of its Eurasia division and two other executives following an independent review of its activities in Eurasia.

BT invests in “high growth” markets in bid to capture €39 billion opportunity

BT said that it is looking to expand its footprint in Asia Pacific, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) by hiring new staff and increasing its investment in the region.

BT lands exclusive NBA coverage deal to boost sports offering

BT has announced a deal to show NBA basketball matches in the UK and Ireland as it looks to widen its sports coverage.
 

4G LTE causing shift in consumer attitude, says research.

Consumer behaviour is evolving as a direct result of the launch of 4G LTE mobile services, reveals Orange Exposure’s research.

Ericsson wins IMS contract from Telus

Ericsson has signed a deal with Canadian operator Telus for deploying an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).
 

Telenor launches Firefox OS in Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary

Telenor has launched Mozilla’s Firefox OS on an Alcatel One Touch Fire smartphone in Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary.

Operators must adopt new strategies to stave off potential €126 billion loss

Operators could lose up to €126 billion of their core revenues in five years if they do not make “dramatic improvements” to their voice and messaging strategies, according to a new report.