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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 employees sweat as Cisco announces 6,000 job cuts

Cisco has announced 6,000 job cuts after revealing revenues and net profits decreased in the last 12 months.

Deutsche Telekom signs direct operator billing deal with Bango

Deutsche Telekom has signed a partnership with mobile payments company Bango to deliver direct operator billing (DOB) for app store purchases.

Cloud PBX, UC market gets boost as enterprises look for hosted solutions

The hosted PBX and unified communications (UC) services market is set to grow 13 percent this year as enterprises look to cloud-based solutions, according to new research.

Telekom Austria reports falling revenues and net loss in second quarter

Telekom Austria has added falling revenues to the trailed €400 million impairment charge that saw the operator record a multimillion euro loss in the second quarter.

Ericsson lands 5-year billing deal with Vodafone India

Ericsson has won a five-year contract with Vodafone India to replace legacy billing services with its new pre-paid “self-service” system.

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.