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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.

Worldwide metro data traffic to grow 560 percent by 2017, claims study

Data traffic on metro access and aggregation networks is set to increase by 560 percent by 2017, according to a new study, driven by demand for video and the proliferation of data centres.

Telecom Italia and Amazon sign app agreement

Telecom Italia’s mobile customers will find Amazon apps preloaded on their devices after the two companies signed a partnership deal.

Deutsche Telekom signs deal with Twitter

Deutsche Telekom has signed a strategic partnership with Twitter as it looks to tap into the social media site's 230 million users.

Turk Telecom selects HP’s end-to-end cloud solution

Turk Telecom has selected HP’s cloud solution as it looks to boost its IT services offering for the enterprise market.

Tele2 reveals Jasper Wireless will provide technology for its new M2M solution

Tele2 has revealed that Jasper Wireless is providing its cloud-based platform for the operator’s new M2M solution.
 

Three UK in low-key 4G LTE launch

Three UK, the last of the country’s major operator’s to launch 4G LTE, has announced it started upgrading existing customers to its next gen service this week.
 

Telecom Italia launches Firefox OS in Italy with Alcatel device

The first smartphone in Italy to be equipped with the new Firefox OS operating system launches on Friday, Telecom Italia and Mozilla have announced.

Iliad’s Free adds 4G LTE at no extra charge; Orange sticks to price hikes

French operator Free has announced that it will add 4G LTE services to its mobile offering at no extra charge as Orange revealed that it will stick to its price hike plans.

BT hit with broadband patent infringement

A British high court has ruled that BT has infringed a patent relating to broadband technology owned by US-based vendor ASSIA.

The decision comes after ASSIA sued the UK-based operator for infringement of three patents in connection with three BT broadband services – 20CN, 21CN and Next Generation Access (NGA).