& cplSiteName &

Euronews: NSN Spies US Opportunity

Paul Rainford

Nokia Networks , Eyeo GmbH and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) make some noise in today's soundcheck of EMEA headlines.

  • Nokia Siemens Networks is seeking to exploit the political nervousness about Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763) by focusing more on new business opportunities in the U.S., says the joint venture's CEO Rajeev Suri in an interview with Bloomberg. (See Euronews: NSN Gives Nokia a Lift and Euronews: NSN Has Huawei in Its Sights.)

  • Eyeo, the German firm specializing in ad-blocking software, is about to cause a major headache for the mobile advertising world by launching an Android version of its AdBlock Plus software, reports the Financial Times (subscription required). (See Mobile Ads Rack Up Cash, Social Status.)

  • Nokia has lost the head of its imaging unit, Damian Dinning, to carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, reports Reuters. Dinning, apparently, wasn't keen on having to move to Finland. Well it is a "topcoat colder" at this time of year, as we say at Euronews Central. The move will be a major blow to Nokia, which is placing an increasing emphasis on its handsets' photography features. (See Nokia Lights Up Windows Phone 8 Devices and Nokia, Carl Zeiss Get Closer for Camera Phones.)

  • Chinese Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) specialist AsiaInfo Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) has added to its European presence with the appointment of Alexander Hawker as corporate vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Hawker, who will be based in Cambridge, U.K., was previously head of global software sales at NSN and has also worked at Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX) and Actix Ltd. , where he was CEO. AsiaInfo-Linkage, which generates nearly all its current revenues from China's three main telecom operators, set up in Europe earlier this year as part of its international growth strategy. (See AsiaInfo-Linkage Appoints EMEA Chief, AsiaInfo Reports Q3 Profit of $4.6M, Breaking Into Europe and Look Out Europe….)

  • French mobile operator Bouygues Telecom is selling 2,166 of its masts to Antin Infrastructure, and will take a 15 percent stake in France Pylones Services, the company formed to manage the masts. Bouygues, which is one of a group of operators struggling to compete with cut-price market entrant Free Mobile , will make around €185 million (US$240 million) from the transaction.

  • Bankers are reporting strong interest in the forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) of shares Russian operator MegaFon on the London stock exchange, writes the Sunday Telegraph. Demand from European investors has been particularly high, says the paper.

  • Alvarion Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR), the Israel-based mobile WiMax vendor, is to expand voice and data service reach for operator ETI in the African nation of Guinea Conakry. The pair have been working together for the past four years. (See Alvarion Lands African Deal and Africa's Wireless Gold Rush.)

  • South Africa's Competition Commission wants to increase a 449 million rand ($50 million) fine imposed on operator Telkom SA Ltd. (NYSE/Johannesburg: TKG) for anti-competitive behavior to a more heart-stopping ZAR3.5 billion ($394 million), reports Reuters.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (1)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    User Rank: Light Beer
    12/5/2012 | 5:17:07 PM
    re: Euronews: NSN Spies US Opportunity

    Where could NSN pick up new business where it couldn't before? Unless it has some amazing new campaign lined up for N AMerica, it's hard to see the vendor market hsare landscape chaging dramatically any time soon...

    Light Reading’s Upskill U is a FREE, interactive, online educational resource that delivers must-have education on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the communications industry.
    Wednesday, October 26, 1:00PM EDT
    Security: Tackling DDoS
    Gary Sockrider, Principal Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
    Friday, October 28, 1:00PM EDT
    Security: The Plusses and Minuses of Open Source Software
    Nick Feamster, Acting Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
    Wednesday, November 16, 1:00PM EST
    SDN 101
    John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services
    Friday, November 18, 1:00PM EST
    SDN & Open Source
    Christopher W. Rice, Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design
    in association with:
    From The Founder
    Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
    Flash Poll
    Live Streaming Video
    Charting the CSP's Future
    Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Next-Generation Technology Beyond DOCSIS 3.1

    10|20|16   |     |   (0) comments

    At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Liu Jianhua speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Hybrid Video Solutions to Change TV, Change Future

    10|20|16   |     |   (0) comments

    At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Huawei Future-Oriented Giga Coax Network

    10|20|16   |     |   (0) comments

    At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Huawei at SCTE 2016

    10|20|16   |     |   (0) comments

    Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

    10|20|16   |     |   (0) comments

    As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
    Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
    A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

    10|20|16   |     |   (0) comments

    Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
    LRTV Custom TV
    New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

    10|19|16   |     |   (0) comments

    A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
    Women in Comms Introduction Videos
    Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations

    10|19|16   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

    Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
    LRTV Custom TV
    ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

    10|19|16   |     |   (0) comments

    ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
    LRTV Custom TV
    Cliff Grossner on Cloud & Network Synergy From Carrier Service

    10|18|16   |     |   (0) comments

    Local carriers offer the collaborated cloud and network service that benefits from their understanding of the regulations operating in different vertical markets.
In this interview, Cliff Grossner from IHS Technology talks about how this advanced service can support business agility and flexibility.
    LRTV Custom TV
    VeEX: Live from SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016

    10|17|16   |     |   (0) comments

    Cyrille Morelle, VeEX's President and CEO, talks with Light Reading's Alan Breznick live from the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. They discuss DOCSIS 3.1 technology, deployments and early lessons learned. New products on display include the CX350s-D3.1, CX380s-D3.1, CX310, AT2500-3G, FX150 OTDR and MTT WiFI Air Expert.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Smith Micro's Carrier-Grade WiFi Component

    10|17|16   |     |   (0) comments

    Join Carol Wilson of Light Reading as she interviews the CTO of Smith Micro, Dave Sperling.
    Upcoming Live Events
    November 3, 2016, The Montcalm Marble Arch, London
    November 30, 2016, The Westin Times Square, New York City
    December 1, 2016, The Westin Times Square, New York, NY
    December 6-8, 2016, The Westin Excelsior, Rome
    May 16-17, 2017, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Hot Topics
    Attacks Have Major Internet Sites on the Ropes
    Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/21/2016
    Verizon Wants More Data on Yahoo Breach
    Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/20/2016
    WiCipedia: Grace Hopper Promotes Diversity, Girl Scouts Code & How to Thrive
    Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/21/2016
    Layer3 TV Comes to Town, Hints at Future
    Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/21/2016
    Telecom Italia Plots Digital 'Overlay,' Not Transformation
    Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/17/2016
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed
    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
    There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
    Animals with Phones
    Live Digital Audio

    A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

    During this show, we'll talk to Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Industry and Sales Enabling (ISE) in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, about why those challenges exist and how companies can overcome them. She'll provide insight into how Intel has worked to create a culture that supports work-life balance, and provide steps and guidance for other companies wishing to do the same. We will also leave plenty of time to get your questions answered live on the air.