Euronews: August 20

8:50 AM -- Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK), Intec Telecom Systems plc (London: ITL), and Telefónica Data SA are among those namechecked in today's roundup of European telecom news snippets.

  • Handset behemoth Nokia is to buy Motally, the US-based mobile analytics service that aims to enable developers and publishers to optimize their apps through gaining a better understanding of how users engage with them. Motally's offering will sit behind Ovi, Nokia's apps store. (See Nokia Buys Motally.)

  • Shares in UK-based Intec Telecom Systems fell 5.25 pence to 59 pence (US$0.92) after the billing systems vendor issued its third profit warning of the year following a contract loss, reports Reuters, citing The London Times.

  • Broadband TV News reports that Vectra, Poland's second-largest cable operator with 750,000 subscribers, is expanding its offerings as of Monday, adding two new HD channels and four Internet packages. It is also embarking on a -- get this -- 3D cinema advertising campaign in September. Crazy!

  • Still on the gogglebox theme, Rapid TV News reports that Spanish operator Telefónica is launching a package that will allow those on its 10-Mbit/s DSL platform to enjoy for the first time the overhyped fabulousness that is HDTV.

  • Russian operator Rostelecom has signed a deal to create a regional part of an "electronic government" project, though few details are available to date. (See Rostelecom Signs E-gov Deal.)

    — Paul Rainford, freelance editor, special to Light Reading

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