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Euronews: EE 4G Plan Gets Thumbs-Up

Paul Rainford
9/12/2012
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The late EE , Transmode Systems AB and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. lead the charge in today's run through the EMEA telecom headlines.

  • Tuesday's announcement that the T-Mobile (UK) /Orange UK joint venture -- formerly known as Everything Everywhere and now simply EE -- is pressing ahead with its 4G network has been predictably welcomed by industry pundits, as this Daily Telegraph roundup shows. However, blogging in The Guardian, Nils Pratley thinks that rather than taking the EE road the JV would have done better to shelter under the single Orange brand: "It might offend the T-Mobile end of the joint venture. But, in the age of Apple, fruit is the way to go." (See Brits Braced for 4G .)

  • The bids are in for the forthcoming Czech spectrum auction, reports Reuters, with T-Mobile, Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD), Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) and Czech financial firm PPF staking their claim for a slice of the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequencies up for grabs.

  • Sweden's Transmode has got the nod from T-Mobile Austria for the upgrade of the mobile operator's transport network. Transmode's TG-Series WDM offering is being deployed to boost the capacity of the network so that it can support the anticipated growth in traffic. (See T-Mobile Austria Picks Transmode and Transmode Sticks to Growth Path.)

  • BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) has been collating some statistics on the data-traffic impact of London's so-called "connected Games," better known to normal people as the Olympics. Apparently, there were more tweets in one day than there were during the whole of the Beijing Olympics; daily video traffic increased on average by 19 percent on usual levels, with Bradley "Wiggo" Wiggins winning gold in the cycling time trial providing the peak; and traffic on BT's U.K. broadband network reached an all-time high on the first day of the Games.

  • Huawei confirmed its plans for a US$2 billion investment in the U.K. In a statement, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, who provided a prime picture opportunity in Downing Street Tuesday (see below), thanked the British government for its "continued support." (See Huawei Unveils UK Investment Plan.)



    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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