Deutsche Telekom has updated its Entertain IPTV service with a content recommendation engine. Subscribers can add their favorite actors and movie genres to their Entertain profiles and the service will suggest films and programs to watch. For example, if actress Anne Hathaway is a favorite, then her films like The Devil Wears Prada would show up when they are available to view.
Openreach , the men-up-poles company charged with ensuring other operators are given access to BT's network, has a new CEO in the form of Olivia Garfield. Currently BT group director of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Garfield takes over from Steve Robertson, who is "leaving to exploit new opportuniites," according to a BT statement. (See BT Appoints Openreach CEO and BT Tables Duct & Pole Proposals.)
Iraq's communication minister has said that the country's fourth mobile license could fetch up to $2 billion at auction later this year, Reuters reports. This will be of interest to Orange (NYSE: FTE), which announced Monday that along with joint-venture partner Agility it had taken a 44 percent in Iraqi operator Korek Telecom Ltd. (See France Telecom JV Buys in Iraq .)