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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.

3 Europe sees rise in revenues and subscribers

Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Group Europe confirmed its position as one of the continent’s best-performing operators after reporting 2013 revenues rose six percent year-on-year to €5.8 billion.
 

New Belgacom CEO talks up value of convergence as revenues and profits fall

Belgacom has revealed 2013 revenues fell to €6.3 billion with new CEO Dominique Leroy looking to put a “challenging year” behind her.
 

Price war continues to haunt Bouygues as revenues drop 11 percent

Bouygues Telecom made a net profit of €11 million in 2013, after a €14 million loss last year, but revenues fell 11 percent year-on-year to €4.7 billion due to the intense price war in the French market.
 

Telefónica sees jump in profits, revenues witness slump

Telefónica’s full-year revenues fell 8.5 percent in 2013 to €57.06 billion, while net profit jumped 16.9 percent to €4.59 billion.

Deutsche Telekom selects Metaswitch for VOIP expansion

Deutsche Telekom’s wholesale subsidiary International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) has selected Metaswitch Networks to expand its VOIP platform.
 

NSN wins network upgrade contract from Mobily

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has won a €409 million network upgrade and expansion contract from Saudi Arabian operator Mobily.
 

Telekom Austria sees fourth consecutive year of revenue decline

Telekom Austria has reported a drop in revenues for the fourth consecutive year but said it was the only operator in western Europe to grow its base of fixed line customers.

Telefónica axes Euro, LatAm, digital heads in reshuffle

Telefónica has axed the roles of European head Eva Castilo and Telefónica Digital supremo Matthew Key as part of a wide ranging "digital restructure".

Ericsson, NSN bag 5-year network upgrade contracts from Vodafone

Vodafone has awarded five-year network upgrade contracts to Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks as part of its Project Spring investment programme.