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Euronews: TIC Makes It a 100G Double

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TIC), Nokia Siemens Networks, KPN Telecom NV and Iliad lead the charge in today's assault on the EMEA headlines.
  • TeliaSonera International Carrier (TIC) is laying claim to being the first carrier with 100G networks spanning Europe and North America, following an upgrade to its pan-European network, which stretches from Madrid to Moscow. The upgrade involves NSN's hiT 7300 DWDM platform, which will soon become a key product in the portfolio of optical newcomer Coriant. TIC is now looking at the possibility of upgrading its transatlantic connection to 100G. (See Coriant Counts on NSN's Optical Strengths, TeliaSoneraIC Expands 100G With NSN and Coriant's OFC Outing.)
  • Debt-laden KPN is to sell its infrastructure unit, IS&P, to a Dutch engineering company, reports Reuters. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
  • The costs of its Free Mobile rollout shaved almost 26 percent off the full-year profits of French operator Iliad, down from €251.8 million (US$325.7 million) in 2011 to €186.5 million ($241.3 million) in 2012. Revenues, however, were up 48.6 percent at €3.1 billion ($4 billion). (See Iliad Disrupts the French Mobile Scene.)
  • Ericsson AB has strengthened its IP portfolio with the launch a new network processor, the SNP 4000, and by extending its Ericsson IP Operating System across its entire product line. (See Ericsson Unveils Network Processor.)
  • Norway's Telenor ASA has expanded its partnership with Opera Software ASA, the mobile Web browser specialist. The new agreement moves beyond browsing and now encompasses Opera's email, app store, as well as mobile payment and advertising offerings. (See Telenor Expands Opera Partnership and Euronews: Skyfire Is In Da Opera House.)
  • Subex Ltd., the Bangalore-based purveyor of Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT), has found another customer for its ROC revenue assurance and fraud management offering in the shape of Libyan operator Almadar. (See Subex Lands Libya Deal.)
  • ARM Ltd., the British mobile chip design company, is replacing its CEO, reports Bloomberg. Warren East, who has been in charge for over a decade, is making way for Simon Segars, who is currently president of the company.
  • Minerva Networks Inc., the U.S. video-delivery middleware provider, has scored a contract win with Volia, the largest cable TV operator in the Ukraine. Minerva now claims more than 300 operator customers worldwide. (See Volia Deploys Minerva for TV Services.) — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

  • Ray Le Maistre 3/19/2013 | 4:25:45 PM
    re: Euronews: TIC Makes It a 100G Double The TeliaSoera International deployment is good news for Coriant (which is buying NSN's optical division) just as it starts to make noises in the optical sector.... maybe it can be a disruptive upstart?
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