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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.

CEOs back the GSMA in call for EU telecoms reform

The CEOs of nine major European operators have endorsed a letter by industry body the GSMA, which outlined five key elements the signatories believe are essential to ensure the success of a single telecoms market.
 

European Communications to host latest customer experience seminar

Speakers from MVNO Truphone and global consulting firm EY will be discussing how operators should personalise the customer experience in European Communications’ latest quarterly seminar.

TeliaSonera buys AinaCom business, “abuses market position” in Kazakhstan

Sonera, the Finnish arm of TeliaSonera, has signed an agreement to acquire AinaCom’s consumer operations and fixed networks for €47 million.

Bouygues to sell network to Free Mobile to help SFR bid as Iliad sales jump

Bouygues has announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Free Mobile owner Groupe Iliad over the sale of its network and a portfolio of frequencies.

Vodafone announces Audi M2M connectivity deal

Vodafone has announced a new agreement with Volkswagen to provide connectivity to Audi cars in Europe.

Telecom Italia scraps dividend as it reports loss of €674 million in 2013

Telecom Italia made a loss of €674 million last year as the operator scrapped a dividend for ordinary shares for the first time in its history.

Operators in Europe to see a “wave of M&A”

The European telecoms industry is on track to witness a wave of merger and acquisitions, according to a new report.
 

Ukraine and Canada writedowns see VimpelCom make €1 billion loss

VimpelCom has announced it made a net loss of €1 billion in 2013 after significant writedowns on its operations in Ukraine and Canada.

Bouygues takes on Altice with €10.5 billion offer for SFR

Bouygues has offered €10.5 billion in cash for rival French mobile operator SFR.