Infinera's DTN-X platform has been deployed by the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) as part of the TE-North Cable System subsea network that links Asia and Africa to Europe. Infinera is one of the optical system vendors now competing with long-standing submarine network incumbents such as AlcaLu for new subsea transport equipment deals. (See Coherent Breathes New Life Into Subsea.)
Altimo has increased its stake in Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom to 47.85 percent, making it the dominant shareholder, reports Reuters. The move has unsettled Vimpelcom's other main shareholder, Telenor ASA (Nasdaq: TELN).
Orange France is using near-field communications (NFC) tags to provide its mobile customers with on-site restaurant reviews. See this press release for more details.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.