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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.

Deutsche Telekom unveils three new partners for smart home platform

Deutsche Telekom has announced three new partners have joined its smart home platform Qivicon.

Vodafone has no plans to change strategy as M2M adoption rates boom

M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent in the last 12 months, with over a fifth of companies now adopting the technology, according to Vodafone.

T-Systems becomes strategic partner for salesforce.com

T-Systems is now a strategic partner for salesforce.com and a primary reseller for the cloud company’s CRM platform. 

Tele2 partners with Netcomm to develop M2M vertical market solutions

Tele2 has signed a strategic partnership agreement with vendor NetComm Wireless to develop M2M solutions for vertical markets.

Vodafone teams up with energy company to offer FTTH in Ireland

Vodafone and energy company ESB have signed a joint venture agreement to invest €450 million in building a fibre-to-the-building broadband network in Ireland.

Orange rules out any acquisitions in France for the time being

Orange has announced that it will not be making any acquisitions at the present time despite its stated desire to see further consolidation in the French telecoms market.

DT angry as Telefónica/E-Plus deal is finally given green light

Deutsche Telekom has accused the European Commission of creating a "massive imbalance" in the German market, after competition authorities finally gave Telefónica permission to take over Germany's E-Plus, in return for divesting spectrum and assets.

Swisscom launches Tapit m-payments app as operators and finance groups cooperate

Swisscom is the first of Switzerland’s three major operators to launch a new m-payments service called Tapit, which has seen cooperation from financial groups.

Ericsson wins seven-year managed services deal in Romania

Romtelecom and Cosmote have selected Ericsson to manage their respective fixed and mobile networks after signing a seven-year managed services agreement.