Light Reading
In today's EMEA roundup: French giant's earnings down 4.8% in 2011; Deutsche Telekom loses its CTO; Yota's overnight LTE sensation

Euronews: France Telecom Profits Slip in 2011

Paul Rainford
2/22/2012
50%
50%

Orange (NYSE: FTE), Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) and Yota top the bill in today's trot through the EMEA telecom headlines.

  • France Telecom's full-year results show numbers were down in 2011, with revenue falling 1.6 percent to €45.3 billion (US$60 billion) and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) down 4.8 percent year-on-year to €15.1 billion ($20 billion). Oddly, given the country's current financial woes, Spain provided one of the bright spots on the balance sheet, with a 4.5 percent rise in revenues year-on-year. (See France Telecom Profits Down 4.8% in 2011, Euronews: France Telecom to Sell Euro Assets, Euronews: France Telecom Outlines Masterplan and France Telecom Battles Through 2010.)

  • Deutsche Telekom group CTO Olivier Baujard has left the company, Light Reading has learned. His resignation follows the departure of another high-level exec, chief technology and innovation officer Edward Kozel, at the end of last year. Baujard's interim replacement is Dr. Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, director of technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH . (See Euronews: Shareholders Turn On AlcaLu CEO.)

  • Russian wireless operator Yota is planning to switch 300,000 WiMax services customers to Long Term Evolution (LTE) overnight in April rather than let them migrate over time as originally planned. (See Yota Switches LTE Tactics.)

  • Spanish giant Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) is selling its stake in satellite company Hispasat for €124 million (US$164 million), reports Bloomberg, as part of a plan to chip away at its €55.43 billion ($73.37 billion) debt pile. (See Euronews: Layoff Costs Tear Into Telefonica's Q3 and Telefonica Restructures, Creates New Units.)

  • Following the Great Indian Mobile License Debacle that resulted in Uninor , the Telenor ASA (Nasdaq: TELN)/Unitech joint venture, losing all 22 of its licenses, the Nordic operator is to ditch its Indian partner, reports Reuters. Telenor accused Unitech of "fraud and misrepresentation," while for its part Unitech said Telenor's decision was "shocking." (See IndiaWatch: Telenor to Sever Ties With Unitech, India in Shock as 122 Licenses Canceled and India: Never a Dull Moment.)

  • EE , the joint venture between T-Mobile (UK) and Orange UK , is planning a return to the bonds market this year to raise funds for the U.K.'s long-awaited 4G spectrum auction, reports the Financial Times. — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Educational Resources
    sponsor supplied content
    Educational Resources Archive
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

    10|31|14   |   2:12   |   (0) comments


    At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

    10|31|14   |   2:24   |   (0) comments


    David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

    10|31|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


    Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

    10|31|14   |   5:25   |   (0) comments


    Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

    10|31|14   |   3:11   |   (0) comments


    At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Broadband Battles

    10|31|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


    This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
    Jonestown
    Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

    10|30|14   |   2:26   |   (1) comment


    Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

    10|30|14   |   4:13   |   (0) comments


    SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

    10|30|14   |   4:08   |   (0) comments


    Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

    10|30|14   |   5:46   |   (0) comments


    Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

    10|30|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


    Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

    10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


    In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
    Upcoming Live Events
    November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
    November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
    December 2, 2014, New York City
    December 3, 2014, New York City
    December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    February 10, 2015, Atlanta, GA
    May 6, 2015, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL
    May 30, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    WhoIsHostingThis.com presents six of the world's most extreme WiFi hotspots, enabling the most epic selfies you can imagine.
    Hot Topics
    Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 10/27/2014
    FTC Slaps AT&T With Throttling Lawsuit
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 10/28/2014
    Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
    Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/29/2014
    China's MVNOs Hit the Wall
    Robert Clark, 10/27/2014
    Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
    Francois Locoh-Donou, Senior VP, Global Products Group, Ciena, 10/28/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed