América Móvil, the Latin American operator owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, has made a formal offer for 27.7 percent of KPN, at a price of €8 per share. In its regulatory announcement of the offer, the Dutch incumbent says that it believes the offer "substantially undervalues" the company and that it will "continue to explore all strategic options." (See KPN Notes América Móvil Offer, Slim's Dutch Drama and Euronews: Slim Picking at KPN.)
Kabel Deutschland GmbH is claiming a world record with a 4.7Gbit/s downlink speed on a field trial over its cable network in the German city of Schwerin. The trial was carried out in collaboration with Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS).
NextiraOne has launched its "LinkerConnect" WAN, which it is also dubbing "The Only WAN" (not to be confused with this lot.) The vendor says LinkerConnect will allow French businesses and public sector organizations to build their own inter-site networks without having to rely on pesky traditional operators.