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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 UK hits half a million 4G LTE subscribers, unveils roaming network

Vodafone has taken a further step forward in its 4G LTE strategy by announcing 500,000 subscribers in the UK and extending roaming services to 18 countries.
 

T-Systems toasts SABMiller network deal

T-Systems has won a contract to provide brewer SABMiller with its global backbone and European network.

Kroes “shocked” by “economic madness” revealed in roaming survey

The European Commission has announced that telecoms companies could be missing out on a market of around 300 million phone users because of current pricing strategies around roaming.

Weve launches location-based offers for retailers

Weve, the UK mobile marketing joint venture between EE, O2 and Vodafone, is trialling a new scheme that sends location-based offers to a consumer's smartphone.
 

Telekom Austria expands asset-tracking and fleet management M2M portfolio

Telekom Austria and telematics firm CEplus have launched six industry-specific telematics products as the operator looks to grow its asset-tracking and fleet management business.

 

Ericsson, Ciena team up to develop optical networking, SDN solutions

Ericsson and Ciena have announced a strategic global agreement to develop and co-market transport solutions for IP-optical convergence and software-defined networking (SDN).
  

NFC gets boost as operators in Russia and France launch services

Russia's four biggest operators are launching their first joint NFC commercial project, while Orange has launched an NFC m-payments service in France.
 

NSN launches CEM tool and new mobile security solution for operators

Nokia Solutions and Networks' (NSN) has launched a new near real-time customer loyalty tracking tool and a new security product for operators.

European telecoms execs want “radical” cost-cutting measures, claims survey

European operators need to cut as much as €100 billion from their costs if the telecoms sector is to become sustainable, according to a new report.