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Euronews: Huawei Homes In on Enterprise Deals

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM) and Zain Group make the running in today's whizz through the EMEA headlines.

  • Huawei is bolstering its efforts to win deals from European corporates by doubling the number of staff in its European enterprise division to 800, reports eWeek Europe. Huawei announced its intention to focus more on the enterprise market earlier this year and is targeting revenues of US$7 billion from enterprise customers by 2012, reports Reuters. (See Huawei Aims for $100B Annual Revenues and Huawei's Enterprise Vision Gets Cloudy.)

  • Developing markets in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere may not provide the windfall mobile operators were banking on, says an Ovum Ltd. report featured in The Guardian. And in Western Europe, mobile revenues will actually fall during the next five years, predicts the report. (See Scrambling for Africa, M&A-Style.)

  • Swisscom's partnership-driven approach to FTTx projects has been thrown into disarray by the findings of ComCo, Switzerland's competition authority. According to Swisscom, ComCo's report "constitutes a de facto ban on the partnerships in their current form." (See Swisscom Rethinks FTTH Agreements, Swisscom Teams Up in Winterthur, Swisscom, EWL Team for FTTx and Swisscom Preps FTTH Joint Venture .)

  • A dozen financial and communications industry bidders, including ONO , have registered their interest in acquiring Spanish cable operator TeleCable, reports Elcomercio.

  • The telecom regulator in Iraq says that the country's three mobile operators -- Zain Iraq, Asiacell Telecommunications Co. Ltd. and Korek Telecom Ltd. -- could face fines after missing the Aug. 31 deadline for listing their shares on the local exchange, reports Reuters.

  • U.K. mobile operator Three UK is complaining again, this time about rival operators' attempts to maintain the mobile termination rates at current levels, reports the Daily Telegraph. 3 has written to the Competition Appeals Tribunal claiming that its very viability as an operator depends on the termination rates reducing over time, as anticipated.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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