The Moscow Timesreports that Russia has appointed a new head of its federal communications watchdog following 4G spectrum-related shenanigans over the summer which led to the previous boss, Valery Naslednikov, having his contract terminated.
Alcatel-Lucent announced today that its latest LTE trial customer is VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP) affiliate Beeline in Kazakhstan. The operator launched an LTE market pilot in the 700MHz band in the country, which is bound to make its people proud. (See Beeline Pilots AlcaLu's LTE.)
Dutch incumbent KPN has reported encouraging third-quarter results, and is now confidently predicting it will reach its full-year target. (See KPN Reports Q3.)
Elsewhere in Europe, including more from Broadband World Forum: