Light Reading
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica does SDN with NEC; Vodafone tests small cell backhaul; E-Plus turns to ZTE for LTE

Euronews: France Pledges €20B for FTTH

Paul Rainford
2/21/2013
50%
50%

France, the European Parliament, Telefónica SA, NEC Corp. and Vodafone Group plc strain the net in today's trawl through the EMEA headlines.

  • The French government is hoping to help get the country's economy back on track by pledging nearly €20 billion (US$27 billion) in public and private funding for the rollout of fiber-based "super-fast" broadband over the next ten years, reports Reuters. The plan is to get half of the country -- including many rural regions -- covered by the rollout by 2017.
  • Telefónica and NEC are to collaborate on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) developments, with an initial focus on how to virtualize IP edge network elements. The two companies have already examined the potential for a virtual mobile network Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and will about that next-generation network development at Mobile World Congress. Telefónica is one of the group of Tier 1 operator members making up the NFV Industry Specifications Group that recently held its first meeting. (See Carriers Peer Into Virtual World and NEC, Telefónica Team on SDN.)
  • Vodafone is one of a number of operators trialing Siklu Communications Ltd.'s Etherhaul-600T small-cell backhaul offering in an unnamed U.K. city. The units are installed on lampposts and it is reported that they are "performing reliably even as the streetlight poles twist and sway in the wind." Yikes -- just how windy has it been in this unnamed city? (See Vodafone Tests Siklu Small-Cell Backhaul and Qualcomm Invests in Small-Cell Backhaul Startup.)
  • In what sounds like a possible let-off for the likes of Google, European lawmakers have voted against the introduction of mandatory fines of as much as 2 percent of global turnover for breaches of consumer data privacy regulations, reports Reuters. It will now be left to member states to set their own level of fines.
  • German mobile challenger E-Plus Service GmbH & Co. KG is to source network gear from ZTE Corp. for the initial phase of it commercial deployment of LTE, a not wholly unexpected development considering the Chinese vendor was helping E-Plus conduct LTE field trials. (See E-Plus to Deploy LTE With ZTE.) — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (1)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Ray Le Maistre
    50%
    50%
    Ray Le Maistre,
    User Rank: Light Sabre
    2/22/2013 | 11:30:15 AM
    re: Euronews: France Pledges €20B for FTTH
    Re-αGιΌ20 billion for French FTTH -- "Montrez-moi l'argent"!!
    Flash Poll
    Light Reedy
    Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

    7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (1) comment


    Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Driving the Network Transformation

    7|23|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


    Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

    7|18|14   |   5:38   |   (0) comments


    With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
    LRTV Custom TV
    MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

    7|15|14   |   6:06   |   (0) comments


    Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
    LRTV Custom TV
    NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

    7|15|14   |   5:49   |   (0) comments


    Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

    7|9|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


    Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

    7|4|14   |   4:09   |   (0) comments


    At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

    7|4|14   |   4:48   |   (2) comments


    Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

    7|4|14   |   3:08   |   (0) comments


    Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

    7|4|14   |   2:45   |   (0) comments


    As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

    7|4|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


    Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

    7|3|14   |   3:45   |   (0) comments


    With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
    Upcoming Live Events!!
    September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
    September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
    October 29, 2014, New York City
    November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
    December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    Allot's latest MobileTrends Charging Report shows that value-based pricing plans are up from 35% in 2011 to 85% in 2014.
    Today's Cartoon
    Vacation Special Caption Competition Click Here
    Latest Comment
    Hot Topics
    Microsoft to Axe 12,500 Ex-Nokia Employees
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/17/2014
    The Municipal Menace?
    Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
    GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
    Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/18/2014
    Cisco Puts a Fog Over IoT
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/23/2014
    Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed