Many European ISPs face the prospect of running out of Internet addresses by the end of 2012, according to the results of a survey by Nominum Inc. According to the DNS solutions specialist, the Regional Internet Registry for Europe (RIPE NCC) is projected to run out of IPv4 addresses later this year, yet only 48 percent of Europe's ISPs plan to deploy IPv6 by the end of 2012. By contrast, every ISP in Japan has already deployed IPv6 while all U.S. ISPs plan to have the new IP address technology in place by the end the year.
Summa, a Russian investment group, has issued a challenge to the country's established operators by putting in a bid for an LTE license, reports Reuters. Russia launched its license auction last month.
Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (NYSE: PT) is to roll out LTE using Huawei's SingleRAN access infrastructure, which will support the operator's 2G and 3G services on the same platform.