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Euronews: Oct. 25

The broadband world and his wife head for Paris, Colt Technology Services Group Ltd heads for the cloud, and Telia Company turns a profit in today Euronews roundup.

  • La crème de la crème of Europe’s broadband community is heading for the Broadband World Forum 2010 show in Paris, currently a hotbed of seething unrest as French workers protest against pension reforms. Keep up with the main news and developments (in broadband, not the protest) at our Broadband World Forum Show Site. (See BBWF 2010: Top 10 Topics.)

  • Pan-European services provider COLT is continuing its push into the cloud with the announcement of a partnership with enterprise IT firm Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS). The three-year deal to collaborate on infrastructure, software, and services will kick off in the UK, before spreading to a further six additional data centers throughout COLT's European network. (See Colt, Unisys Team for Cloud Services and Colt Reaches for Clouds .)

  • In its third-quarter results, Swedish operator Teliasonera attributes its modest growth in earnings -- 0.1 percent in EBIDTA terms year-on-year before one-time items -- in part to the success of smartphones in the Nordic region and the power of emerging markets in exotic places such as Kazakhstan and Nepal. The operator also raised its full year revenues outlook, and now believes its 2010 EBITDA margin will be be better than last year. (See TeliaSonera Reports Q3.)

  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has got itself into another spot of Big Brother-type bother, this time in the UK, following the admission that its fleet of Street View vehicles "accidentally" collected passwords and other sensitive personal data from unsecured WiFi networks while trawling the highways and byways of Britain, reports the BBC. Britain's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office, is to look into the matter further. (See Euronews: Sept. 22 and Euronews: August 18.)

    Elsewhere in Europe:

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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