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Euronews: Nov. 5

Telecom Italia (TIM) , OTE S.A. , and Telefónica UK Ltd. are in the spotlight of today's Euro telecoms news roundup.

  • Strong growth in Brazil helped Telecom Italia increase its net profits in the first nine months of the year by 57.2 percent year-on-year. This was despite struggling in its domestic mobile market, where revenues slipped by more than 10 percent. (See Telecom Italia Reports 9M.)

  • It seems there are no Brazilians -- or anyone else, for that matter -- coming to the rescue of Greek operator OTE, where third-quarter profits are down 24 percent year-on-year, as the country's dire economic situation takes its toll. (See OTE Reports Q3.)

  • The BBC reports that a pan-European simulation of an all-out cyber attack is being staged by the European Commission 's boffins to see how well or otherwise the continent's networks cope. Judging by my broadband speed this morning, the barricades need bolstering...

  • Net neutrality, net shmeurality... The chief executive of UK mobile operator O2, Ronan Dunne, has said he would like his company to be able to charge content providers for "carriage" of their Websites and other services on its network, reports ZD Net. Dunne was speaking at a broadband-themed "eForum" in London yesterday.

    Elsewhere in Europe:

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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