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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.

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.

Ericsson wins Vodafone Egypt managed services deal

Ericsson will deliver network field maintenance services and improve the network quality of Vodafone’s Egypt subsidiary after winning a managed services contract.

VimpelCom continues poor start to the year as Q2 revenues, profits fall

VimpelCom has reported its Q2 revenues fell 11 percent to €3.8 billion as markets in Russia and the Ukraine continued to be badly affected.

Telecom Italia continues to review Brazil options as H1 results deteriorate

Telecom Italia saw revenues plummet in the first six months of the year due to deteriorating economic factors in both Italy and Latin America, and said it was continuing to review options in Brazil.

Telefónica bids for Vivendi’s Brazilian operator GVT

Telefónica has made a surprise offer for Vivendi’s Brazil-based fixed line operator GVT as it looks to boost its offering in the Latin American country.