Euronews: Feb. 7
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK), Telia Company and Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) make the cut in today's roundup of Euro telecom news headlines.
MeeGo? No, you go... The Wall Street Journal is reporting the likely departure of several "senior officials" from Nokia's group executive board as part of a major management shakeup by new-ish CEO Stephen Elop. The full gory details of the cull are expected to be revealed on Friday. (See OS Watch: Will Nokia Embrace WP7? and Elop Promises Nokia Will Change Faster.)
Swedish carrier TeliaSonera, which last week revealed full-year profits up 12.7 percent, is thinking of buying Polkomtel SA , the Polish operator, reports Warsaw Business Journal, citing Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. (See Euronews: Feb. 4, TeliaSonera Reports Q4 and TeliaSonera Develops New Mobile Data Model.)
Greek operator OTE S.A. has told the Serbian government that it is ready to sell its 20 percent stake in state-owned incumbent Telekom Srbija a.d. , according to Wireless Federation. The Serbian company will shortly be put out for tender by the Balkan country's government.
British-owned mobile giant Vodafone has announced that it will be selling Samsung Corp. 's Nexus S, the first handset to be powered by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s Ginbergread operating system, in its stores worldwide. (See Vodafone to Sell Nexus S, Android Bakes Its Gingerbread and Google Tries Unlocked Again With Nexus S.)
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— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading