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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 Communications launches CMO of the Year award

European Communications is delighted to announce a new award for the telecoms industry in Europe – the CMO of the Year – which is designed to recognise the growing importance of top marketing executives at operators across the continent.

Portugal Telecom loses Chairman and CEO amid missing €900m

Portugal Telecom Chairman and CEO Henrique Granadeiro has stepped down ahead of a shareholder meeting next month to discuss the operator’s problematic merger with Brazil’s Oi.

TDC outsources customer service functions to Sitel

Danish incumbent TDC has contracted Sitel to handle part of its customer services operations as it attempts to create the country’s best customer experience.

Swisscom attains 90 percent of PubliGroupe shares, extends offer period

Swisscom’s bid to acquire PubliGroupe and launch a Swiss rival to Google is a step closer to completion after its stake in the marketing company rose to 90.5 percent.

UK government’s fibre rollout passes one million mark, as Virgin boosts network

The UK’s government’s rollout of fibre broadband has passed one million premises, as Virgin Media announced the largest, single expansion of its network since the company launched in 2007.

Turk Telekom International joins RTX clearing house platform

Turk Telekom’s wholesale business, Turk Telekom International, has announced it has joined clearing house RTX’s Partner Programme as it eyes up new markets.

UK operators get fibre boost but revenues still declining, Ofcom reports

The average monthly household spend on telecoms services in the UK fell by 2.9 percent in 2013, according to the country’s regulator.

MegaFon selects Ericsson for 7-year networks deal

MegaFon has signed of a seven-year deal with Ericsson as it looks to upgrade its network infrastructure.

Deutsche Telekom dismisses T-Mobile US offer as group profits rise

Deutsche Telekom dismissed Iliad’s bid for its T-Mobile US subsidiary as undervaluing the asset, as it revealed positive Q2 figures.