Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) might have the lion's share of the spoils in Telefónica's initial foray into LTE, but Huawei has landed at least a piece of the action by supplying the user dongles that, according to the Spanish carrier, will enable average downlink speeds of 30 Mbit/s. (See Hola, LTE and Telefonica Picks AlcaLu for LTE Pilots.)
Belgacom's CEO Didier Bellens is under fire, and could even be ousted, over his insistence that a former adviser, who was fired in June and awarded €600,000 (US$828,000) in severance pay, be re-hired, reports .biz. The adviser, Concetta Fagard, had been accused of bullying. If she is reinstated the carrier's board may resign in protest, according to reports in the Belgian press.
The mobile advertising market in Europe's five main economies (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.) is set to be worth more than $1 billion per year by 2014, according to research conducted by mobileSQUARED for mobile ads platform company adsmobi.
France Telecom is on the verge of acquiring CCT (Congo-China Telecom) as part of its ongoing strategy to boost its operational presence in Africa, reports Bloomberg.
Danish incumbent TDC has unveiled six TV applications (including weather reports, a news feed and music) that can be used by its IPTV customers. (See TDC Unveils TV Apps.)