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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.

European Commission threatens German regulator with legal action over MTRs

The European Commission has asked the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) to amend or withdraw plans to pay mobile termination rates (MTRs) to sipgate Wireless that are more than 80 percent higher than in most other Member States.

Chinese authorities approve sale of Nokia devices unit to Microsoft

The sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft has taken a step closer to completion after authorities in China approved the deal.

Co-op Group launches PAYG SIM on EE network

The Co-operative Group (Co-op) is entering the UK mobile phone market by launching its first own-brand PAYG SIM card on EE’s network.

Bouygues misses out as SFR owner chooses to merge with Altice’s Numericable

SFR is set to merge with Altice-owned cableco Numericable after Bouygues failed with a final last minute bid.

European Communications launches third annual big data survey

European Communications has unveiled its third annual big data survey as it looks to ascertain how the industry is progressing in this key area. Click here to share your views and be part of our Q2 issue

OBS and Accenture join forces to target cloud enterprise market

Orange Business Services and Accenture have formed an alliance to support large enterprises as they move to the cloud.

Vodafone wins UK comms deal, launches IaaS cloud product, invests in retail

Vodafone has made three major announcements in the UK, including a deal with RWE, the launch of a cloud computing product and a billion pound investment in its retail arm.

Telcos gear up for lobbying offensive as MEPs vote for net neutrality

MEPs at the European Parliament face a backlash from the telecoms industry after voting overwhelmingly in favour of draft legislation that promises net neutrality and eliminates roaming across the continent.

Nokia unveils new Lumia smartphones with latest Windows OS

Nokia has unveiled three new Lumia smartphones based on the new Windows Phone 8.1 OS, which is set to become available across the entire Lumia portfolio as an over-the-air update this summer called Lumia Cyan.