TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Hibernia Atlantic are combining their media distribution assets to create a joint content delivery network (CDN). As part of the deal, Hibernia will acquire TSIC's MediaConnect business for an undisclosed sum. Both companies have built their CDN capabilities using Net Insight AB (Stockholm: NETI-B)'s Nimbra MSR platform. The move comes as traditional telcos grapple with their CDN strategies. (See CDN: Build or Buy?)
More news from the Scandinavian giant: TeliaSonera's Spanish mobile operation, Yoigo, has appointed Eduardo Taulet, currently chief commercial officer, as its new CEO from Sept. 1. He takes over from Johan Andsjö, who is leaving the company. TeliaSonera is believed to be looking to sell its majority stake in Yoigo. (See Euronews: For Sale – Spanish Mobile Operator.)
NSN is setting up a mobile networks production facility in Brazil with contract manufacturer Flex (Nasdaq: FLEX) as part of its strategy to move production facilities closer to core markets, reports Reuters.
ZTE is providing its mobile evolved packet core (EPC) system to KPN Belgium. The Chinese vendor already has a mobile packet core deal with KPN's German operations.
Juniper has appointed Mark Quartermaine, a former BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) executive, as vice president for the U.K. and Ireland. Quartermaine, who will report to the vendor's EMEA boss, Sean Dolan, will be responsible for sales to service providers and enterprises.
Level 3 has hooked up to the refurbished London Data Exchange (LDeX)-owned facility in North London as part of its efforts to target small and medium-sized business customers.
French competitive carrier Iliad (also known as Free) has secured a €200 million (US$250 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help fund its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout and ADSL2+ expansion investment plans. Iliad says its plans include the delivery of high-speed fixed broadband access to "less densely populated areas" of France. (See France's Free Banks on FTTH and FT-Orange, Free in FTTH Deal.)
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.