A new start, and a new face for FierceWireless:Europe

Many people see January as a time to make a fresh start, whether it means starting a new fitness regime, getting a new job or writing that novel at last. Here at FierceWireless:Europe we are also introducing some big changes that we hope will make our updates on Europe's mobile industry even more useful, timely and relevant to help you navigate your way through this fast-changing market.

First and foremost, I am delighted to announce that Michael Carroll is joining the FierceWireless:Europe team as of Monday Jan. 13. Many of you will know Michael from his work on our sister title TelecomsEMEA as well as his many years at Informa, where he worked on a number of titles including 3G Mobile, Global Mobile, Global Mobile Daily and Mobile Handset Analyst, and contributed to Devices Online News channel.

Michael is joining us because FierceWireless:Europe and TelecomsEMEA are merging into a single publication, meaning that FW:E is extending its remit to the Middle East and Africa markets and also increasing its frequency to three days a week. The benefits to you as our readers will be an improved timeliness of our newsletters and a broader and more in-depth coverage of the mobile markets across EMEA.

We're making these changes at a time of great upheaval in the region's mobile markets. There's much at stake as LTE networks and services start to take hold and operators consider their strategies on network evolution, tariffs, over-the-top services and multi-play bundles, not to mention potential new M&A deals, regulatory changes and much, much more.

A great deal lies ahead, and it will be our role to ensure that you are kept up to date on significant developments within this exciting market of ours.

So please welcome Michael to the FierceWireless:Europe team, and I hope you will continue to enjoy reading our articles and newsletters in the weeks and months ahead.--Anne