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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.

Free Mobile boss to acquire majority share in Monaco Telecom

Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) is to sell its majority 55 percent shareholding in Monaco Telecom to the founder of Free Mobile.

KPN sees net profits almost disappear in Q1, remains confident of E-Plus sale

KPN suffered a terrible start to the year with profits haemorraghing ahead of the sale of E-Plus to Telefónica.

Ericsson splits networks division in two

Ericsson has announced that its Networks business unit is to be split into two separate divisions as it looks to focus on radio and cloud/IP as distinct areas.

TalkTalk signs “landmark” movie deal with FilmFlex

TalkTalk has signed a multi-year content deal with the Sony Pictures Television-Walt Disney joint venture FilmFlex.

América Móvil set to control Telekom Austria after State signs agreement

The State holding company behind Telekom Austria has signed a syndicate agreement with América Móvil that paves the way for the Latin-American operator to take control of its European partner.

WhatsApp hits half a billion users ahead of voice roll out

WhatsApp has announced that half a billion consumers are now actively using its OTT messaging service.

TeliaSonera sees Q1 revenues and profits fall as Eurasian problems continue to bite

TeliaSonera has reported falling sales and profits amid continued concerns over its business and ethical practices in Eurasia.

Ericsson CFO “not concerned” by Q1 revenue decline as profits rise

Ericsson reported a jump in net profit during the first three months of 2014, but the CFO said he remains unconcerned at falling revenues.

Patuano to stay on as Telecom Italia CEO

altTelecom Italia's new elected board of directors has backed Marco Patuano as the best placed man to lead the company, amid upheaval at the Italian operator.