European Communications

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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.

Three-year plan for Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia is hoping a new three-year plan will help it get back on track – both at home and abroad.
Marco Patuano, CEO of the company, recently outlined the 2014-2016 industrial plan in a meeting with trade unions.

Telenor signs up AsiaInfo-Linkage to provide BSS services

Norwegian operator Telenor has selected AsiaInfo-Linkage to supply business support system (BSS) services in its one of its major markets.

Deutsche Telekom and VimpelCom agree IPX network deal

Deutsche Telekom's International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) unit has agreed an internet packet exchange (IPX) partnership with Russia's VimpelCom.

Bouygues and SFR Q3 results hint at improvement as Iliad continues rapid growth

French operators Bouygues Telecom and SFR have reported minor improvements in their third-quarter results, but still trail low-cost rival Groupe Iliad which registered a 15 percent rise in sales. 

Ericsson beefs up broadcast portfolio with BlackArrow, London TV deals

Ericsson has signed a deal with multi-screen and cross-platform advertising solutions firm BlackArrow, and won a deal to provide broadcast services to a new London TV channel.

Belgian government ultra critical as it fires Belgacom CEO

The Belgian government has unceremoniously fired Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens for a number of “breaches of duty”.

BT sees another c-suite departure as Openreach CEO leaves for Severn Trent

Openreach chief executive Liv Garfield is leaving BT’s local access network division early next year, it has been announced.

Alcatel-Lucent wins China Mobile and YouMee LTE deals

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide China Mobile with its Evolved Packet Core portfolio in a significant win for the European vendor, and has announced a new deal in Africa.

Portugal Telecom sees 66% fall in profits ahead of Oi merger

Portugal Telecom saw profits and revenues fall dramatically in the third quarter ahead of the operator’s merger with its Brazilian subsidiary.