Ethernet Europe 2012 kicks off today in Munich and one of the first announcements to emanate from the event is Deutsche Telekom's decision to join the Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) Ethernet Exchange. The carrier will now have access to Platform Equinix and a 4,000-strong group of networks, enterprises, cloud and content service providers. (See DT Joins Equinix Ethernet Exchange.)
MTN Group Ltd. 's Nigerian unit is calling for extra protection from the security services for its telecom facilities in the face of bomb threats from the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), reports Afrique en Ligne.
It's Estonia's turn to be on the receiving end of European Commission wrath over the level of its mobile termination rates. The Baltic state's competition authority is the latest oufit to upset Digital Agenda Vice President Neelie Kroes, with its plan to set rates of 3.89 (€) cents per minute in the first half of 2013, and then -- quite sneakily -- to stop telling the Commission about future rates. (See EC Slaps Estonia's Wrists Over MTRs and EC Acts on Termination Rates.)