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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.

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.
 

Two European telco winners in Indian spectrum auction

The Indian subsidiaries of Vodafone and Telenor have collectively spent €2.3 billion on spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands.
  

Swisscom has injunction overturned over stolen data tapes

A court has overturned an injunction that Swisscom brought against a newspaper that was handed four stolen data tapes last year.
 

NSN and Huawei extend OSS agreement

Nokia Solutions and Networks and Huawei have extended their agreement aimed at improving the interoperability of their OSS interfaces.

Virgin Media selects Devicescape Wi-Fi platform

Virgin Media has agreed a deal with Devicescape to deploy its Curated Virtual Network (CVN) as it looks to improve connectivity options for its three million customers.
 

Alcatel-Lucent unveils new enterprise cloud products ahead of sale

Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new cloud-based communications solution for SMEs and expanded its services for mid-to-large enterprises.
 

Euro M&A boom could hold back NFV, SDN markets, says Huawei

The expected boom in merger and acquisition activity in the European telecoms market could stymie the development of the network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) markets across the continent over the next 18 months, according to Huawei.