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Eurobites: DT Details Surveillance Requests

Paul Rainford
6/13/2014
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE buys into predictive analytics; Austrian mobile market hots up; that ain't no Starbucks!

  • Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) has done a Vodafone and set out in detail the number and nature of the wire-taps it has been required to carry out on its network at the behest of the state authorities. In 2013, nearly 50,000 lines were intercepted, requests were received for 436,331 data traffic records, 28,162 requests for subscriber master data were received, and 946,641 requests were received for IP addresses. In the wake of the Snowden revelations, Deutsche Telekom has been vocal on network security and data privacy issues, and is now looking to capitalize on the new mood from a business perspective. (See Deutsche Telekom Aims for Security Advantage, Eurobites: DT Next to Lift Lid on Surveillance Requests , and Eurobites: Vodafone Opens Window on Wire-tapping.)

  • HERE, Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)'s navigation and mapping arm, is to acquire Medio Systems Inc. , a US-based specialist in the emerging field of real-time predictive analytics. The plan is that Medio's technology will enable HERE to create contextual maps and location services -- which often means advertising -- that vary according to the situation of the user. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. (See HERE to Buy Medio Systems.)

  • Austria's telecom watchdog is predicting that several new mobile operators could enter the market by the end of the year, according to a Reuters report.

  • Transmode Systems AB has teamed up with Nordic service provider IP-Only to provide 100G services to Birdie, which proudly bills itself as Sweden's largest non-profit computer gaming festival. That does sound like quite a niche category.

  • UK broadcaster ITV didn't get off to the best of World Cup starts on Thursday -- it's online ITV Player service crashed under the weight of footy fans trying to tune into the Brazil v. Croatia opener, reports Broadband TV News. For the record, Brazil won 3-1, though not without the help of some dubious refereeing decisions.

  • And finally: A new chain of coffee shops has opened in the British seaside resort of Brighton, housed in two traditional red phone boxes. Red Box Coffee is the brainchild of two local businessmen, who took over the phone boxes under BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)'s "Adopt a Kiosk" scheme. Rumors that Light Reading's Caffeinehead-in-chief, Ray Le Maistre, is installing his own private branch in his back garden are as yet unconfirmed.

    Let's hope they cleaned them out first...
    Let's hope they cleaned them out first...

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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    SachinEE
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    SachinEE,
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    6/25/2014 | 5:33:19 AM
    Re: Classic re-use of redundant technology
    The fact that the 'adopt a kiosk' concept was actually converted into a real business venture is a good thing. It is the best way of re-using redundant technology. Who doesn't love coffee, especially coffee on the go? This is fascinating and especially the fact that the coffee is being sold on a telephone box. It is more like the classic meets modern. The chain of coffee shops will without a doubt be successful and they will be adopted in many countries as echo friendly.
    Kruz
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    Kruz,
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    6/16/2014 | 4:12:53 AM
    Re: My First Coffee
    i cant seem to remember when i started gulping black coffee
    PaulERainford
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    PaulERainford,
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    6/13/2014 | 10:13:10 AM
    My First Coffee
    I still think that little girl's a bit young to be starting on the black stuff.
    Ray@LR
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    Ray@LR,
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    6/13/2014 | 9:49:04 AM
    Classic re-use of redundant technology
    THis should be the answer to all redundant telecom technology -- TURN IT INTO A COFFEE-MAKING MACHINE!

    What time is the next train to Brighton?

    And someone tell Daisy Rollo she needs one of these for when she does coffee at telecom trade shows... 
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