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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom

Paul Rainford
7/23/2014
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.

  • Türk Telekomunikasyon A.S. has upgraded its IP core with Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)'s 7950 XRS router to help it cope with the growing data demands of its 7.4 million broadband subscribers. The operator initially deployed the 7950 XRS in three locations in Istanbul -- which has a population of 14.1 million -- and in Ankara. (See Turk Telekom Upgrades IP Core With Alcatel-Lucent.)

  • European Union regulators may ask Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to look again at the concessions it made on how it presents its search results, according to a Bloomberg report. Google's rivals complained that the way Google presented certain search results contravened antitrust laws, but the settlement Google reached with the EU regulators on the matter did not satisfy everyone.

  • TalkTalk is laying claim to being the fastest-growing pay-TV operator in the UK with its latest set of results. It added 185,000 pay-TV subscribers during its fiscal first quarter, taking its total number of TV customers to more than 1.1 million. Quarterly revenues were up 3.1% year-on-year to £434 million (US$739 million). TalkTalk has also extended its wholesale agreement with BSkyB, which will allow TalkTalk to offer its customers Sky Sports and Sky Movies for a further two years on its YouView service.

  • Telenor ASA (Nasdaq: TELN), the Nordic operator that also has interests in Thailand, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, has reported steady revenue growth in its second quarter, up 1.6% year-on-year to 26.8 billion Norwegian Kroner ($4.3 billion). Denmark, however, remains a problem territory for the operator.

  • Deutsche Glasfaser, an independent open access fiber network operator in Germany, has chosen Genexis B.V. as the supplier of Gigabit fiber home gateways for its FTTH rollout. The rollout program is expected to reach at least 100,000 homes by the end of the year.

  • Vodafone España S.A. and Orange Spain have updated their fiber-sharing agreement in the light of Vodafone's acquisition of Ono in March. Part of the deal sees Vodafone providing Orange with access to 1 million homes using the Ono network. (See Eurobites: Vodafone Gets a Yes on ONO.)

  • Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has launched the cheapest Lumia smartphone model to date, the Lumia 530, which it plans to sell for around €85 ($114). It runs on Windows Phone 8.1, so integrates with Microsoft Office, which in theory should give it some enterprise appeal. The Lumia range, of course, was launched by Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)'s handsets unit, before it was bought by Microsoft. Interestingly, the press release announcing the Lumia 530 makes absolutely no mention of the 'N'-word. (See Expect Further Cuts at Microsoft Devices – Analyst.)

    Microsoft's Lumia 530 will sell for around  euro 85.
    Microsoft's Lumia 530 will sell for around €85.

  • And finally: This evening sees the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a fortnight of ever-so-slightly sub-prime sporting endeavor. Among the related happenings in Glasgow is a chance to test yourself against the superhuman speed of Usain Bolt, on a 40-meter long track rigged up by cable operator Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED). Eurobites will have a presence at the Games -- we'll let you know if our man beats the Jamaican demi-god…

    Eurobites versus Usain Bolt: Game on!
    Eurobites versus Usain Bolt: Game on!

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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