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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.

Alcatel-Lucent to float Submarine Networks business, recapture destiny

Alcatel-Lucent saw sales rise and losses narrow between April and June as it announced plans to float its Submarine Networks business.

Profits rise at Telefónica as UK business takes the spotlight

Telefónica saw net profits rise between April and June but only its UK business reported an increase in sales.

Fibre broadband numbers continue to impress but BT revenues fall

Continued growth in fibre broadband was not enough to halt an overall slide in revenues at BT during the last quarter.

Swisscom speeds past 1m mark for premises connected to fibre

Swisscom has announced that it has connected over one million homes and businesses with fibre.

KPN suffers another bad quarter as CEO promises dividend return

Tumbling revenues reflected another difficult quarter for KPN as the Chief Executive promised to reinstate a dividend later this year.

Ericsson acquires MetraTech, expands Australian broadband deal

Ericsson is buying metadata-based billing, commerce and settlement company MetraTech Corp in a bid to boost its B/OSS offering and also expanded an existing deal with Australia's National Broadband Network Company.

Telefónica chooses A-L cloud-based TV to boost Spanish offering

Telefónica has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s cloud-based TV service in a bid differentiate its offering in Spain.

Orange sees fruits of continued improved decline

Orange saw revenues and profits continue to fall in the first half of the year, despite the operator breaking through the two million 4G LTE customers in France barrier.

Napster warms up for more mobile operator deals

Music streaming service Napster has hailed new partnerships with European mobile operators for helping it hit two million subscribers and vowed to seal more deals in the months ahead.