Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 flashes its green credentials; Nokia teams up with OSIsoft; media bigwig supports Fox/Sky deal.
Separately, Telia has announced its first-quarter results, which reveal that total net income fell from 7.05 billion Swedish kronor (US$835 million) last time around to a loss of SEK600 million ($71 million), largely due to disposals of Azercell and Geocell, as well as in impairment charge related to Ucell. Telia got its fingers badly burned in Eurasia in general and in Uzbekistan in particular, and has in recent times beaten a hasty retreat back onto more familiar European turf. (See Eurobites: Telia Coughs Up $965M to Exit Uzbek Nightmare, Eurobites: Uzbek Fine Takes Toll on Telia and TeliaSonera to Quit Eurasia, Focus on Europe.)
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading