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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.

Vivendi enters exclusive negotiations with Telefónica over GVT sale

Vivendi has announced it is entering into exclusive discussions with Telefónica over the sale of its Brazilian fixed-line subsidiary GVT.

Bouygues Telecom profits fall 56 percent as decline continues

Bouygues Telecom saw net profits more than halve in the first six months of the year, as the company continues to flounder in the French telecoms market.

Telefónica makes improved bid for Vivendi’s GVT as Telecom Italia joins the fray

Telefónica has improved its bid for Brazilian fixed-line operator GVT as Telecom Italia entered the fray for the Vivendi-owned company for the first time.

Virgin Media Business wins Scottish Government voice contract

Virgin Media Business will provide fixed voice services to schools, hospitals, local councils and GP surgeries in Scotland after signing a deal with the government.

Cosmote Romania selects ZTE for mobile network upgrade

Cosmote Romania has chosen ZTE to transform its existing 2G/3G network and build a new LTE network in the south of the country.

Vodafone pursues convergence in Greece as it acquires Hellas Online

Vodafone’s Greek subsidiary has spent €72.7 million on acquiring 72.7 percent of broadband and fixed-line telephony provider Hellas Online.

MTS slashes full-year guidance on Ukrainian fears

MTS saw profits tumble in the second quarter of the year and downgraded its full year financials due to a devaluation of the Ukrainian hryvnia.

EE extends 4G LTE outbound roaming to 16 countries

EE has signed a series of new agreements that extends the number of countries that its 4G LTE customers can roam in.

Adtran unveils new Gigabit components as operators “binge on broadband”

Adtran has released a new series of micro Optical Network Terminals that it hopes will simplify FTTH installation as new research showed the broadband aggregation market topped €1.5 billion in Q2.