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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.

Three Ireland completes O2 Ireland takeover

Three Ireland has sealed its multi-million euro takeover of O2 Ireland from Spanish group Telefónica making it the second biggest telecoms provider in the country.

Telefónica wins smart metering deal for UK energy roll out

Telefónica has been selected by IT group CGI to bolster the mobile communications of energy groups bringing new smart meter technology to the UK.

Vodafone gets Smart with new 4G handsets

Vodafone is launching two new 4G smartphones to help more of its customers get ultrafast access to the mobile internet.

EU court upholds Telefónica’s antitrust fine

The EU has upheld telecoms operator Telefónica’s record €152million fine for stifling competition in the Spanish broadband market seven years after it was first imposed.

Freedompop to launch in Europe after BASE deal

US mobile group FreedomPop is bringing its “freemium” services to Europe through a tie-up with Belgian firm BASE Company.

Alcatel-Lucent wins 4G LTE deal with América Móvil

Alcatel-Lucent has won a deal with América Móvil to deploy a 4G LTE network in the Dominican Republic.

EC launches broadband initiative to boost Digital Agenda

The European Commission has launched a new Connected Communities initiative as it looks to hit its flagging broadband Digital Agenda targets.

Vodafone signs partner market agreement in Asia-Pacific

Vodafone has signed a new partner market agreement in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands with Bemobile as it looks to broaden its geographic footprint in Asia-Pacific.

Orange launches e-commerce venture in US, Mexico as it expands Horizons

Orange has launched an e-commerce website for American and Mexican consumers as it looks to build up sales in countries where it has no network.