Light Reading
Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu names new CEO; Technicolor turns red; Vodafone wins big in Germany

Euronews: DT, IBM Pair Up for Smart Cities

Paul Rainford
2/22/2013
50%
50%

Deutsche Telekom AG, Alcatel-Lucent, Technicolor SA and Vodafone Group plc lead the charge in today's assault on the EMEA headlines.

  • Deutsche Telekom has announced a collaboration with IBM in the "smart cities" sphere, combining their respective expertise in M2M (machine-to-machine) technology. The pair will be showing off their plans with a range of Smarter City demos at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (See Deutsche Telekom, IBM Team on Smart Cities.)
  • Alcatel-Lucent has found its replacement for Ben Verwaayen as CEO in the shape of former Vodafone Head of Europe Michael Combes. (See Alcatel-Lucent Appoints New CEO and Alcatel-Lucent: Don't Blame Ben.)
  • A €38.6 million (US$51 million) EU antitrust fine helped send French set-top box maker Technicolor into the red to the tune of €22 million ($29 million) in 2012, despite full-year revenues being 3.8 percent up at €3.5 billion ($4.6 billion). (See Technicolor Reports 2012 Net Loss and Euronews: Investors Fight Over Technicolor.)
  • Vodafone has landed a significant corporate service contract with ThyssenKrupp that includes 60,000 voice and data connections across 30 countries for the German multinational's staff and 50,000 M2M connections to enable the remote management of the firm's industrial products. For more, see this press release.
  • Restructuring costs and a sizeable levy to the Moroccan government hit earnings at Maroc Telecom, reports Reuters. Full-year net profits dropped 17 percent to 6.7 billion dirhams ($794 million) at the Vivendi-owned operator.
  • T-Hrvatski Telekom, the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, is to deploy NEC's Cloud Service Broker, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform it is hoping will win enterprise customers in Eastern Europe. (See T-HT Croatia Gets Cloudy With NEC.) — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Flash Poll
    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.
    LRTV Documentaries
    BTE Panel: Network of the Future

    7|2|14   |   1:00:57   |   (0) comments


    Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Redknee Supports BH Telecom With Redknee Unified

    7|2|14   |   6.14   |   (0) comments


    Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, and Amir Orucevic, Director BH Mobile, discuss how the benefits of the Redknee Unified suite of products provide BH Telecom with innovation and leadership in the market, with the flexibility to launch services faster to the market, provide new and compelling promotions and pricing models, and combine services in order to drive ...
    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
    Infographics
    Allot's latest MobileTrends Charging Report shows that value-based pricing plans are up from 35% in 2011 to 85% in 2014.
    Hot Topics
    Microsoft to Axe 12,500 Ex-Nokia Employees
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/17/2014
    GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
    Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/18/2014
    Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/18/2014
    Will Telecom's 'Open' Be Natural or Organic?
    Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/15/2014
    Analytics, Security Key to Apple, IBM Tie-Up
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/16/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed