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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.

Profits continue to rise at Ericsson as it wins Etisalat Egypt deal

Ericsson saw profits jump for the second consecutive quarter as the company continued to predict that revenues would get a boost in the second half of the year.

Microsoft wields axe at Nokia handset division

Microsoft is to slash 18,000 jobs in the next 12 months with more than two thirds coming at the Nokia mobile phone unit it bought for billions of dollars last year.

Orange launches new submarine cable project

Orange is splashing the cash on building a high-speed submarine cable connecting Europe to Asia by the end of 2016.

Bell Labs aims new ‘antenna’ office at video solutions

Alcatel Lucent’s Bell Labs has opened a new British office dedicated to researching the delivery of video to connected devices such as smartphones.

BT launches cloud-based One Phone for enterprises

BT has launched a cloud-based phone for small and medium enterprises, allowing workers to make and take all work calls from a mobile phone.

TeliaSonera puts Spanish arm up for sale

Nordic telecoms group TeliaSonera is set to put its Spanish unit on the block as intense competition in the country led to it scaling down group revenue hopes this year.

Telefónica signs fibre broadband deal with Huawei

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has signed a joint-development agreement with Spanish operator Telefónica for the deployment of optical distribution network (ODN) solutions.

LTE boosts Tele2 sales, but operator warns on full year

LTE data usage has helped Swedish operator Tele2 report record service revenues but it warned of lower full year sales, due to the sale of its Norwegian arm, devaluation in Kazakhstan and lower handset sales in Holland.

Apple, IBM join forces for enterprise assault

Former rivals Apple and IBM are joining forces to create a new range of apps to “transform businesses” around the world.