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Fixed-mobile convergence sizzles as one of the hottest trends in European telecoms

By Anne Morris Deutsche Telekom revealed its new "quadruple-play" strategy earlier this month at the recent IFA trade show in Berlin, as the German incumbent firmly placed its bet on...

Vodafone CEO says he's open to Liberty Global, other deals if the price is right

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said Liberty Global could be a good fit for the UK-based operator at the right price, and also indicated that some sort of "transformational M&A" could be considered in the future.

Apple Pay: Good or bad for Europe's operators?

NFC in mobile phones to allow contactless payments is far from a new topic, and one of the main discussion points has been the role that mobile operators could play in the value chain. The question now being asked is: will Apple Pay be good or bad for mobile operators?

Europe's operators flock to Apple's iPhone 6

Unless you have been residing in a cave with no Wi-Fi access for the past 24 hours, you will probably know that Apple has just launched the latest iterations of the iPhone. Europe's operators have certainly wasted no time in telling customers that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be in stock.

Vodafone to launch mobile wallet in the UK in October

Vodafone confirmed that it plans to launch its mobile wallet in the UK in October, in what will be the fourth market for the service after Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

UK operators reject national roaming plan, mull other options

UK-based mobile operators rejected calls by the government to create a national roaming agreement in an effort to improve poor signal coverage in rural areas, although operators say they are working with the government by looking at various options to help address the problem of mobile black spots, or "not" spots.

Telecom Italia faces tough choices in Brazil

Telecom Italia is at something of a crossroads in Brazil, as the company considers how to proceed following the failure so far of its plan to buy Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT and merge it with TIM Brasil.

Telefónica CEO attacks former EU information commissioner over net neutrality

Telefónica CEO Cesar Alierta slammed the record of former European Union information society commissioner Viviane Reding, while calling on the body to rebalance the books by imposing the same restrictions on web companies as it does on telecoms operators.

EC proposes 700 MHz refarm for wireless broadband within 6 years

The European Commission would turn radio spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band over to wireless broadband providers within six years under new Digital Agenda proposals published Sep.1.

Vodafone's Safaricom snaps up Essar's network assets in Kenya

Safaricom, the Kenya-based unit of Vodafone, is to gain the network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya as part of a $120 million (€91 million) deal that will also see Airtel Kenya take over the operator's subscribers.