Spanish giant Telefónica has conducted 400-Gbit/s tests between Granada and Jaen using Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) DWDM equipment (the MHL 3000), reports El Mundo (in Spanish).
The CFO of Dutch incumbent KPN has resigned. Carla Smits-Nusteling told the operator's supervisory board that she does not agree with the way internal governance is to be carried out following a recent restructuring at the company. (See KPN CFO Resigns and Euronews: KPN's Slide Continues.)
Orange France has announced it will launch LTE services commercially in 2013, making it the first operator to do so on French soil, according to Telecompaper (subscription required), citing a report in Le Figaro. Last week Orange France, along with rivals SFR and Bouygues Telecom , received an 800MHz license from French regulator Arcep for the rollout of LTE services. (See French Award More LTE Spectrum .)