Euronews: UK Operator Starts Spectrum Sale

EE , Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) bring us back from the Easter break in today's helping of EMEA headlines.

  • Everything Everywhere, the joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile, has appointed Morgan Stanley to sell off around a quarter of the 1800MHz spectrum it controls, reports the Financial Times (subscription required). The sale, which could herald the introduction of 4G services earlier than anticipated in the U.K., is being carried out in accordance with the terms of its merger laid down by the competition authorities. (See A 4G Pig's Ear and Britain's Bloomin' LTE .)

  • Huawei is collaborating with Altibox, a Norwegian fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) carrier, on a demonstration of the Chinese vendor's 200Gbit/s line cards at what the press release describes as "the second largest computer party in the world" -- The Gathering, an annual event in Norway. Dress: Casual. (See Huawei Demos 200Gbit/s Line Card.)

  • BT has renewed Subex Ltd. 's Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) contract for another five years. Subex provides its Revenue Operations Centre (ROC) software for BT's billing and fraud management issues. (See BT Renews Subex SPIT Contract and Subex Takes DIM Approach to Dirty Data.)

  • Dutch incumbent KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN) has abandoned its plans to take over cable operator CAIW following objections from the Dutch competition watchdog. It was feared that their combined market share in the Westland region of the Netherlands would become too large.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

  • Michelle Donegan 12/5/2012 | 5:36:50 PM
    re: Euronews: UK Operator Starts Spectrum Sale

    Take Everything Everywhere's spectrum sale here and add it to its request to launch LTE services on its remaining 1800MHz (which Vodafone and O2 are not happy about to put it mildly).., and don't you get a delay to the 4G spectrum auction that's supposed to happen at the end of this year? Seems inevitable.

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