Light Reading
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable overtakes DSL for Dutch broadband; BT partners with EE; MasterCard gives Monitise a leg up.

Eurobites: Telefónica Teams With Akamai

Paul Rainford
3/25/2014
50%
50%

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable overtakes DSL for Dutch broadband; BT partners with EE; MasterCard gives Monitise a leg up.

  • Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) has struck a partnership with Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the content delivery specialist, under the terms of which Telefónica will combine Akamai's CDN technology with its own global IP network to offer its enterprise customers CDN services. Spain and Latin America will be the initial focus markets for the alliance. Akamai did a similar deal with Orange (NYSE: FTE) in 2012. (See Orange, Akamai Form CDN Alliance.)

  • In the Netherlands, it seems, cable is king. According to figures from research company Telecompaper, the number of subscribers accessing broadband via cable connections surpassed those on DSL during the fourth quarter of 2013, with cable numbers rising 1.3% to 3.09 million and the number of DSL users falling by 0.8% to 3.05 million. KPN is by far the largest broadband provider in the Netherlands, holding a 40.5% market share.

  • UK incumbent BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) has confirmed that it has replaced its previous MVNO partner, Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD), with joint venture EE . BT provides a range of mobile services to large enterprises, SMEs, and the public sector, and is also keen to sell mobile services as part of a broader package to its consumer customers. (See Euronews: BT Signs 4G MVNO Deal.)

  • Monitise plc , the mobile payment specialist, has teamed up with MasterCard to help accelerate its expansion as part of a new growth strategy. It has also raised more than £110 million (US$181 million) on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) from the placement of 160.6 million new shares, a move that the company hopes will help it increase its number of registered users from 28 million today to 200 million by 2018. (See Monitise, Telefónica Forge Partnership.)

  • Copenhagen Airport, which is the busiest in Scandinavia, is having its mobile service capabilitiess upgraded by TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL). TE will implement its distributed antenna system (DAS) to enable 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services, which will be offered by several network operators.

    Folk travel light at Copenhagen Airport. (Source: BusinessWire)
    Folk travel light at Copenhagen Airport. (Source: BusinessWire)

  • Sweden's Transmode Systems AB has launched a range of 10G High Density Design Hex transponder units that each contain six independent transponder functions in a single slot. The company believes it has a real story to tell in terms of space and power consumption, as the new units, which are targeted at data center operators, have up to 192 ports/96 transponders in a single 11u chassis and boast power consumption as low as 5 watts per 10G transponder function (including optics), according to Transmode. (See Transmode Unveils Low-Power High-Density 10G Gear.)

  • Cameroon's Camtel has renewed and expanded its BSS deal with FTS (London: FTS). Camtel first deployed FTS's Leap billing system in 2007. (See Camtel Expands BSS Deal with FTS .)

  • Finland's Elisa Corp. has been told it is not allowed to charge its customers extra for paper bills, on pain of a €100,000 ($138,000) fine, reports YLE. The country's consumer ombudsman took Elisa to court over its decision to charge its customers €1.90 for the privilege of being sent a paper bill.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
    LRTV Interviews
    From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary

    11|25|14   |   09:09   |   (1) comment


    Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Building a Secure Telefonica Network With Huawei's High-End Firewall

    11|24|14   |   4:37   |   (0) comments


    Andrew Davies, IP architect of the Telefonica, a leading digital communications company, discusses the Huawei security gateway solution and putting the solution into the testbed.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei Partners with Spirent to Verify CE12816's 10GE Port & TRILL Networking Capabilities

    11|24|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


    Spirent Communications is the world's leading supplier for telecom testing appliances and solutions. Spirent has been in a close partnership with Huawei for a long time.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Saudi Airlines & Its ICT Transformation

    11|24|14   |   2:07   |   (0) comments


    In this video, Saudi Airlines discusses its network problems and how Huawei's Agile Network is its all-in-one solution.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Agile Switch Benefiting Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital

    11|24|14   |   2:40   |   (0) comments


    Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital speaks about how Huawei's Agile Switch has improved the medical service's network infrastructure.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    FanPlay & Huawei Build a Wireless Agile Smart Stadium

    11|24|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


    FanPlay is a cloud-based white label service, which is effectively a football fan engagement platform underpinned by mobile payment technology.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Building an Agile Stadium

    11|24|14   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


    Stadiums may be thousands of tons of concrete and steel, but they now need to be agile. Being at the stadium may not be as alluring as it once was. Sports franchises and stadium operators discuss how to get fans back.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei Helps ChinaCache Tackle Challenges in the Internet Industry

    11|24|14   |   3:09   |   (0) comments


    ChinaCache is China's largest content distribution network supplier. Huawei's CE12800 has provided ChinaCache with very strong support in its establishment of an infrastructure network.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Cefinity on Managed Security Services & Next-Generation Firewall

    11|24|14   |   7:05   |   (0) comments


    Cefinity is a cloud management service provider in Southeast Asia. Ivan Zhang, CEO of the company, discusses the implementation of security service management in the cloud era.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Agile Gateway in the Eyes of Cefinity

    11|24|14   |   2:11   |   (0) comments


    Cefinity is a managed service provider for enterprise networks. The company currently uses Huawei's AR series routers for the most complete range of functions. CEO Ivan Zhang speaks about the advantages of the AR series routers.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    CTO of Bus-Online Talks About Huawei's Agile Gateway

    11|24|14   |   2:53   |   (0) comments


    Bus-Online covers around 100 million users everyday. In addition to providing mobile TV, and advertising services to the public, Bus-Online has also entered the field of mobile Internet.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Amsterdam ArenA as an Agile Campus

    11|24|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


    The Amsterdam ArenA, home of the Ajax soccer team, can be a crowded space. ArenA has partnered with Huawei to work on bringing ample bandwidth to 53,000 people at the same time.
    Upcoming Live Events
    December 2, 2014, New York City
    December 3, 2014, New York City
    December 8-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    February 10, 2015, Atlanta, GA
    April 14, 2015, New York City, NY
    May 6, 2015, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL
    May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    Irish Telecom outlines the rise of VoIP technology, including its adoption within businesses and their perception of its quality.
    Hot Topics
    $38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
    Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/26/2014
    Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
    Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
    Why 5G Is a Different Beast
    Robert Clark, 11/26/2014
    New Juniper CEO Can Be Thankful for $14.5M
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/25/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed