Light Reading
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps make Pisa a smarter city; tough times in Portugal; EE brings jobs home.

Euronews: EC to Thwart Telefónica's German M&A Plan?

Paul Rainford
2/19/2014
50%
50%

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps make Pisa a smarter city; tough times in Portugal; EE brings jobs home.

  • Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF)'s proposed takeover of KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN)'s German unit, E-Plus Service GmbH & Co. KG , could fall foul of the European Union antitrust regulator, according to a Reuters report. Concessions may, it seems, be required on the part of Telefónica if the deal is to go through. (See Euronews: KPN to Sell E-Plus for €8.1B.)

  • Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) is piloting a "smart city" project in the Italian city of Pisa involving an app that helps drivers find a parking space in an area close to the city's famous Leaning Tower. The system, based on M2M technology, also analyses historical traffic data to optimize the flow of traffic with the city. More details of this and other Deutsche Telekom M2M projects can be found in this press release.

  • The economic situation in Portugal is improving but it's still not great, and this is reflected in the fourth-quarter results of Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (NYSE: PT), which saw a year-on-year 35% fall in its net profits to €25.9 million (US$35.6 million), reports Reuters. Portugal Telecom's profits for the full year actually jumped 47% to €331 million ($455 million), but this was mainly attributable to one-off gains.

  • UK operator EE , which has benefited from its head start in offering 4G services, is creating more than 1,000 British jobs and boosting its apprenticeship scheme through a spot of "re-shoring" -- in proper English, the bringing back of call center jobs that had previously been the preserve of foreign parts. (See Q&A: EE Evolves Its 4G LTE Strategy.)

  • Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) has signed a five-year managed services deal with MTN Group Ltd. 's Nigerian unit, which is the largest operator in West Africa with more than 45 million subscribers. Under the terms of the contract, Ericsson will assume responsibility for the management, optimization, and field maintenance of MTN's infrastructure in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt, and Asaba, which represents 75% of the entire network.

  • TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has established a Point of Presence (PoP) in Oman, in partnership with local operator Omantel.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Flash Poll
    LRTV Custom TV
    A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

    7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


    Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Sprint's Network Evolution

    7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


    Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
    LRTV Documentaries
    BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

    7|24|14   |   18:43   |   (1) comment


    Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
    Light Reedy
    Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

    7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


    Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Driving the Network Transformation

    7|23|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


    Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
    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.
    Upcoming Live Events!!
    September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
    September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
    October 29, 2014, New York City
    November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
    November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
    December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    Packet Design asks network professionals how they handle the cloud, SDN, and network management.
    Today's Cartoon
    Vacation Special Caption Competition Click Here
    Latest Comment
    Hot Topics
    Is Windstream Boldly Setting a New Trend?
    Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/29/2014
    Sprint, T-Mobile: The Price War's On
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/30/2014
    Pics From Comic-Con -- Honest!
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/30/2014
    If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
    Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
    Utilities Drive Connected Cars Into the Smart Grid
    Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/31/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed