Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants could face police data grab; Telefónica plugs in to renewables.
Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) has landed a core network upgrade and managed services deal with MásMóvil, Spain's fourth-largest mobile operator. Under the terms of the deal, Ericsson will supply a range of goodies, including an NFV-based revamp of its core network as well as improvements to enterprise billing and FTTH deployment. According to the vendor, MásMóvil subscribers will be able to access new services such as voice-over-LTE, WiFi calling and fixed VoIP once the project is complete.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) is claiming a successful first phase of its modernization of the network that forms the heart of Switzerland's air traffic control system. Working with Skyguide, a provider of air traffic control services, Nokia supplied its IP/MPLS technology to deliver more capacity to the network and replace ageing legacy equipment.
Online giants such as Facebook and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) might have to be prepared to surrender user data to the law enforcement authorities more readily if proposals by the European Commission come to fruition. As Reuters reports, recent terror attacks have prompted EU lawmakers to attempt to come up with a legal framework that will allow relevant data to be accessed more easily and more quickly by the police and others. EU justice minister will gather next week to consider the proposals.
Telefónica has signed an electricity supply deal with Acciona, under the terms of which Acciona will supply 71.6% of the high-tension remote-metered power that Telefónica will consume in Spain next year, power which the operator has committed to being 100% from renewable sources. Telefónica says it already obtains 44% of its total worldwide electricity consumption from renewable sources.