Telenor has been the victim of a major hack, reports this Norwegian news site, citing the Aftenposten newspaper. Several top executives at the company had the contents of their PCs emptied, and some had their machines taken over remotely. Telenor has extensive interests in central and eastern Europe, where many such attacks originate.
Nokia Siemens Networks is deploying its circuit switched fallback (CSFB) technology for Polish operator Polkomtel. CSFB automatically switches customers with LTE-capable devices to Polkomtel's 3G network to make voice calls.
Applications acceleration specialist Ipanema is the latest vendor to pin itself with the virtualization badge: The French outfit has announced the virtual|engine, a version of its software that runs across virtual platforms. While the initial version runs on the VMware Inc. ESXi hypervisor, Ipanema is planning to support other virtualization platforms such as Linux KVM.
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. (du) is getting into the M2M (machine-to-machine) game, with the help of digital security specialist Gemalto. Gemalto's Cinterion machine identification modules (MIMs) will be integrated by du into a range of M2M projects, embracing oil, gas and healthcare, among other sectors.
German data center and hosting specialist United Internet AG is one of the investors that have pumped $19.5 million into ProfitBricks, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) startup based in Cambridge, Mass.