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Euronews: July 16

8:50 AM -- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , ONO , Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications , and Tele2 AB (Nasdaq: TLTO) all feature in today's round-up of European telecom news.

  • ONO, Spain's largest cable operator, has outsourced the management of its voice network to Huawei in a seven-year deal, which represents something of a breakthrough for the Chinese vendor. (See Huawei Wins Managed Services Deal in Spain.)

  • Sony Ericsson's smartphone-fuelled recovery continues. (See Sony Ericsson Ramps Its ASP.)

  • Swedish-owned operator Tele2 is looking to beef up its Dutch presence with the acquisition of bbned from Telecom Italia (TIM) . (See Tele2 Snaps Up bbned.)

  • Still in Scandinavia, Finland's Elisa Corp. reports its second-quarter results, revealing revenue is up to €364 million (US$472 million) as its subscriber numbers continue to grow. (See Elisa Reports Q2.)

  • Opticom GmbH , SwissQual Holding AG and TNO have announced that POLQA is no longer an exhilarating dance by hot-blooded types, but a new mobile voice quality testing standard instead. It stands for Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Analysis, in case you're interested. (See Vendors Tout New Mobile Voice Test Standard.)
  • Meanwhile, in the UK, a survey conducted by Virgin Media Business Ltd. shows that British companies believe fast fiber-optic networks would improve their bottom line as much as better road and rail networks. The survey results follow the latest setback for those who dream of a truly digital Britain. (Dream on...) (See Virgin Media Touts Broadband Benefits and Broadband Britain: The Wait Goes On.)

    — Paul Rainford, freelance editor, special to Light Reading

  • digits 12/5/2012 | 4:29:45 PM
    re: Euronews: July 16

    It's a bit test-and-measurement nerdy, but this POLQA development looks interesting - as well as it sounding like a fine old jig!

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