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Euronews: Commission 'Unleashes' the Cloud

The cloud, Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Nokia Networks bring another week in Euronews to a close.

  • The European Commission has outlined a new Digital Agenda strategy, dubbed Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe, that, it hopes, will help make the introduction of regional cloud services easier, create 2.5 million new jobs and boost Europe's economy by €160 billion (US$207 billion) per year (about 1 percent of the region's collective gross domestic product). (See Commission Launches Cloud Strategy.)

  • Nokia has revealed the prices of its latest Lumia handsets, but analysts fear they are a little on the high side, according to a Reuters report. The Lumia comes in cheaper than the iPhone 5, but costs more than its rival Samsung Corp. 's Galaxy in some markets. Bold pricing? Or bad pricing? We'll let you know after Christmas. (See Analyst Labels Latest Lumia Launch as 'Tepid' and Euronews: It's Make or Break for Nokia (Again).)

  • LTE services have arrived in Slovenia courtesy of operator Si.mobil d.d. , which is using NSN's increasingly ubiquitous Single RAN technology to offer downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s to subscribers in Ljubljana, Brnik and Bled. (See Si.mobil Launches 4G With NSN, NSN Expands Polkomtel's HSPA+, LTE, NSN Wins LTE Deal in Croatia and MTS Launches LTE TDD With NSN.)

  • KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN)'s Belgian unit has signed a five-year access deal with Belgacom SA (Euronext: BELG), enabling it to provide fixed broadband services in Belgium, reports Reuters. Financial details were not disclosed.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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