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.)
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.