European Communications

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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.

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.

ZTE confident of profit boost from 4G demand

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE has raised its half-year profit forecasts thanks to the rapid take-up of 4G phones in Asia.

Slim eyes European expansion after TA deal is sealed

Mexican telecoms group América Móvil is set to expand in Europe after taking full control of Telekom Austria.

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.