Euronews: Huawei Gets a Piece of Spanish LTE

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), Belgacom SA (Euronext: BELG), mobile advertising, Orange (NYSE: FTE) and TDC A/S (Copenhagen: TDC) are the tasty ingredients in today's regional news soup.

  • 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.)

    — Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

  • digits 12/5/2012 | 4:53:34 PM
    re: Euronews: Huawei Gets a Piece of Spanish LTE

    Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens decided not to re-hire his former assistant and so didn't face a no-confidence vote from the board.



    But surely the CEO's position is practically untenable.... I give him until the end of the year before he's kicked out.

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