Euronews: Oct. 26

Nokia Networks , Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), and KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN) get jiggy with it in today's roundup of Euro telecom news moves.

  • Broadband World Forum 2010 kicks off today in Paris, and one theme already emerging is that there's life in DSL yet, with Nokia Siemens Networks now claiming it has achieved speeds of 825Mbit/s over 400 meters of bonded copper lines using its Phantom DSL solution. (See BBWF 2010: NSN Takes DSL to 825 Mbit/s.)

  • The Moscow Times reports 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:

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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