European Communications

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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.

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.

BSkyB could become Vodafone target after Sky Italia/Deutschland deals

BSkyB is bringing the leading Pay TV businesses in three of Europe’s four biggest markets together after signing a deal with 21st Century Fox, a move that has raised speculation of a future bid from Vodafone.

EE bags record 4G customer boost but revenues fall

UK operator EE saw revenues fall between April and June despite the number of 4G customers and overall ARPU increasing.

4G LTE customer surge may signal end of Vodafone’s European woes

Vodafone said Spanish customers trying to save their pennies had hit service revenues offsetting surging demand for 4G services in Europe between April and June.

Vodafone wins “major” Aviva comms deal

Vodafone has won what it called “a major new deal” with global insurance company Aviva to provide a range of communications solutions including cloud storage and fixed/remote data connectivity services.

Nokia sees revenues and profits down but predicts second half growth

Nokia reported falling revenues and profits in the second quarter of the year, but said it was on track to return to growth after the sale of its devices business to Microsoft was completed.

Vodafone and Orange quietly shelve six million FTTH target in Spain

Vodafone and Orange have quietly shelved plans to deploy a FTTH network to six million homes and businesses in Spain by 2017.