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Euronews: NSN Makes CDN Pact

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Alvarion agrees to receiver; WeDo scores in Egypt; Firefox phone for Poland; BSkyB challenges 'Skylink' moniker

Paul Rainford

July 15, 2013

2 Min Read
Euronews: NSN Makes CDN Pact

Nokia Siemens Networks, Alvarion Ltd. and WeDo Technologies start the week in today's trawl of the EMEA headlines.

  • Nokia Siemens Networks is collaborating with content delivery network operator CDNetworks Co. Ltd. on a program which the pair hope will accelerate the delivery of mobile content. For NSN, the intention is to enhance its Liquid Applications proposition, which centers on the integration of an IBM Websphere server at mobile base stations to enable content storage and data processing close to end users. (See NSN's Learning Curve and NSN: Understanding Liquid Applications.)

  • Alvarion, the Israeli WiMax technology vendor, has agreed to allow Silicon Valley Bank to appoint a receiver, reports Globes. Alvarion owes the bank US$3.2 million. (See Alvarion CEO Quits.)

  • It's perhaps not the most significant news coming out of Egypt right now but it's worth a mention here: Portuguese revenue assurance specialist WeDo Technologies has landed a deal with Etisalat Egypt. The operator will deploy WeDo's RAID software. (See EuroProfile: WeDo Technologies.)

  • Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile Poland subsidiary is offering a Firefox phone, the Alcatel One Touch Fire, through 850 of its stores as from today. Mozilla's Firefox mobile OS was launched in Europe with much ballyhoo at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress in February. (See Firefox: Smartphones for All? and Telefónica Outlines Firefox Plans.)

  • U.K. satellite broadcaster BSkyB Ltd. isn't happy that Luxembourg's M7 is using the term "Skylink" for its satellite TV services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is mounting a legal challenge, reports Bloomberg, citing the Advanced Television news website. BSkyB has already won a similar case against Microsoft Corp., which had the temerity to use the term "Skydrive" for its cloud storage offering.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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Paul Rainford

Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

Paul is based on the Isle of Wight, a rocky outcrop off the English coast that is home only to a colony of technology journalists and several thousand puffins.

He has worked as a writer and copy editor since the age of William Caxton, covering the design industry, D-list celebs, tourism and much, much more.

During the noughties Paul took time out from his page proofs and marker pens to run a small hotel with his other half in the wilds of Exmoor. There he developed a range of skills including carrying cooked breakfasts, lying to unwanted guests and stopping leaks with old towels.

Now back, slightly befuddled, in the world of online journalism, Paul is thoroughly engaged with the modern world, regularly firing up his VHS video recorder and accidentally sending text messages to strangers using a chipped Nokia feature phone.

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