Telstra Global is bringing its cloud services offering to Europe as part of an AU$800 million (US$742 million) data center expansion program. The operator, which has long had a international presence and regional offices in London, is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product to the U.K., Hong Kong and Singapore to add to its existing offer in Australia. The operator says the expansion will enable Telstra's cloud services customers to "consistently deploy applications, deliver business processes and deploy offshore disaster recovery solutions across multiple geographic locations, all controlled via a unified service management console."
Vodafone has struck a 2G/3G network sharing deal in Greece with local operator Wind Hellas Telecommunications S.A. The 15-year agreement covers mainly rural areas but includes some urban sites too. Vodafone's 4G services do not form part of the deal.
Telefónica SA has announced a year-long "enhanced marketing effort" for its Windows Phone 8 devices in the U.K., Germany and Spain, as well as in Latin America. The company says it is keen to provide some competition to what it calls the "current duopoly" of Android and iOS. (See 5 Challengers to Apple & Android.)