Euronews: Nov. 1

Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), Telecom Italia (TIM) , and Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM) top Europe's telecoms news chart this Monday.

  • Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) has apparently satiated its acquisition appetite -- at least for now. Chairman and CEO César Alierta told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that the operator has no plans to buy any other service providers and will focus on organic growth now that it has strengthened its footprint in Latin America and Europe. (See Viva La Vivo Deal, Vivo's Value, and Top 10 Movers & Shakers.)

  • Some lucky Italians in Catania will be the first in the country to try out Telecom Italia (TIM) 's 100Mbit/s fiber-based broadband in a trial that starts this week. The new network in Catania is part of the operator's fiber investment plan which aims to bring "ultra-broadband" to six Italian cities by the end of this year, 13 cities by the end of 2012, and 50 percent population coverage by the end of 2018. The next cities to get the fiber treatment will be Milan, Rome, Bari, Turin, and Venice. (See Telecom Italia Launches 100Mbit/s Trial.)

  • The Swiss are also upping their broadband game as Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM) said today it has selected Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)'s VDSL2 gateways to deliver high-definition video, high-speed data, and voice over IP (VoIP) services. (See Swisscom Does VDSL2 With Moto .)

    — Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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