Managed Services

Euronews: Sept. 15

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD), and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) are the key names in today's roundup of European news nuggets.
  • It's a busy day for Ericsson, with the Swedish vendor announcing a five-year managed services deal for Vodafone Germany, as well as releasing a couple of 3G broadband modules aimed at notebook and tablet users. (See Ericsson Scores German Managed Services Deal, Ericsson Does Embedded HSPA+.)

  • Still on a managed services theme, Telefónica and Telenor Group (Nasdaq: TELN) have struck up a partnership agreement that will see them -- somehow -- support each other's efforts in providing managed mobility services for their big business customers. (See Telenor, Telefonica Team to Serve Big Biz Customers.)

  • The Guardian's Market Forces blog reports that shares in UK fixed operator TalkTalk have risen on the back of speculation that it could be a bid target for mobile giant Vodafone.

  • Looks like Nokia is set to lose another long-time executive as the Finnish phone maker strives to stage a comeback in the smartphone market. This time it’s the company’s chairman, Jorma Ollila, who has been eyeing the exit door, reports The Wall Street Journal. (See 'Nokia Is Back!', NoGo for MeeGo, Nokia's 'Fightback' Man Quits , and Nokia Dumps CEO, Hires Elop.)

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    — Paul Rainford, freelance editor, special to Light Reading

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