Euronews: Coriant Goes Solo

Nokia Siemens Networks, Coriant, Motorola Mobility LLC, Apple Inc. and Liberty Global Inc. loom large in today's trawl of the EMEA headlines.
  • Nokia Siemens Networks has officially transferred its optical business to Coriant, the newly established company set up specifically to take over NSN's optical assets. Back in March Coriant handed out its first ever business card -- to Light Reading's very own Craig Matsumoto. That's got to count for something. (See Coriant Counts on NSN's Optical Strengths and Coriant Separates From NSN.)
  • The European Union's Competition Commission has noted that Motorola Mobility's filing of a patent injunction against Apple in the German market in February 2012 may have been "abusive," reports the BBC. The injunction, which centered on so-called "standard-essential patents" relating to data transmission technology, resulted in Apple having to remove certain models of the iPhone and the iPad off their German website.
  • U.S. cable giant Liberty Global, which is in the process of acquiring the U.K.'s Virgin Media Inc. and has a range of other European cable operator interests, has reported a 6 percent year-on year growth in first-quarter operating income to US$525 million. (See Liberty Global Gets Go-Ahead for Virgin Takeover.)
  • T-Mobile Austria's gripe about how spectrum has been allocated on its home turf is to get a hearing at the European Court of Justice, reports Reuters. The operator was unhappy because the frequencies it will acquire are not adjacent, unlike those bagged by rivals Telekom Austria AG and Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH.
  • Dutch cable operator Ziggo B.V. -- another European player in which Liberty Global has an interest -- has opted to use Sigma Systems' Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) platform for its provisioning and service management needs. (See Will Malone Take a Bigger Run at Ziggo?)
  • Dublin-based Prisa Consulting has been given the job of driving forward the Irish government's plan to get high-speed broadband to the country's less densely populated areas, reports The Daily Business Post. — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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