Eurobites: Bullish Anite in China LTE Project

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in Egypt; EE tops mobile survey; Com Hem's Q4.

  • Anite plc , the UK-based test system vendor, is in perky mood following the release of a trading update for the third quarter, with overall trading "ahead of the Board's expectations." It has also announced a collaboration with China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), to develop new "advanced test scenarios" for LTE and TD-LTE. Last week Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) announced it was joining forces with CAICT on 5G R&D. (See Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core.)

  • Vodafone Egypt has earmarked 9.5 billion Egyptian pounds (US$1.2 billion) for the upgrade of its network over the next three years, according to a Reuters report. The money would be used to modernize basestations and extend coverage, among other things, said CEO Ahmed Essam.

  • Good news for BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA): Acquisition target EE has come up trumps again in RootMetrics ' Mobile Network Performance Review. EE finished top of the pile in Rootmetrics' six categories of testing, with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (Hong Kong: 0013; Pink Sheets: HUWHY)'s Three UK coming a close second, thanks in large part to its reliability score.

  • Swedish cable operator Com Hem AB had a healthy fourth quarter, with revenues up 10.4% year-on-year to 1.23 billion Swedish kronor ($147 million) and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) up 6.6% to SEK576 million ($69 million). Last year Com Hem's IPO proved irresistible to investors, and the operator was rumored to be M&A quarry for Denmark's TDC A/S (Copenhagen: TDC). (See Eurobites: Com Hem Sparks Gold Rush.)

  • BT has launched BT Assure Threat Intelligence, a new cyber security service for enterprises. It offers, the carrier says, round-the-clock global monitoring and assessment of threats to help companies safeguard their electronic data and protect the interests of their shareholders and customers.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

  • Vishnu Goel 2/11/2015 | 7:35:38 PM
    LTE and 5G related te stability This is a very pioneer developmental effort by a T&M company getting involved with a Chinese institution in defining the test strategy on the design stage itself.Both 5G and different LTE streams are at conception stage,and a western company tiding up with Asian user community to co-develop test platform augurs well for the industry.Vishnu Goel T&M +919810101238
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