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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.

Vodafone to acquire telematics firm Cobra

Vodafone is to launch a voluntary takeover of telematics firm Cobra Automotive Technologies as it looks to move up the M2M value chain.

Vodafone tops annual scorecard of M2M service providers

Vodafone has maintained its position as the world’s leading M2M service provider, according to Machina Research’s annual scorecard.

Mobile broadband fuels service revenue growth, but voice king until 2017

The world’s mobile operators saw revenues from mobile services grow just one percent last year, according to new research, as mobile broadband offset year-on-year decreases in voice and SMS revenue.

1,500 jobs to go at Bouygues as it unveils “far-reaching” transformation plan

Bouygues Telecom has announced a new transformation plan in a bid to reposition the struggling operator after what it said was a “complete rethink”.

Orange, Deutsche Telekom start-up accelerators to work more closely

Orange has announced that its start-up accelerator will work more closely with that of Deutsche Telekom in a bid to boost scale.

Telefónica signs cyber security deal with Kaspersky Lab

Telefónica has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kaspersky Lab to provide cyber-security services to its worldwide customer base.

Sky Sports announces European football TV channel

Sky Sports is launching the first ever television channel dedicated to European football as its battle with BT for UK consumers took a new twist.

Global internet traffic growth to offer operators video, LBS opportunities

Global IP traffic is set to increase nearly three-fold over the next four years, new research predicts, reaching more than one and a half trillion gigabytes per year by 2018.

Telefónica, China Unicom and THTI sign innovation “partnership”

Telefónica, China Unicom and Tsinghua Holdings Technology and Innovation (THTI) have signed a joint agreement to pool together their “innovation tools and resources”.