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Euronews: April 5

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) (NYSE: MBT), Telia Carrier , Comptel Corp. (Nasdaq, Helsinki: CTL1V) and Jinny Software Ltd. are up and at 'em in today's roundup of Euro telecom headlines.

  • AlcaLu unveiled its major weapon in the data center fabric war, its Enterprise Mesh. The vendor believes its data center package can help companies abandon their client-server IT strategies and deliver applications to their employees as services. AlcaLu also launched its new enterprise unified communications platform, the OpenTouch suite, and a Smart Deskphone (the OmniTouch 8082 My IC) that harnesses the capabilities of that suite's applications. (See AlcaLu Wants the Data Center, Too, AlcaLu Enables Enterprise AaaS and AlcaLu Unveils OpenTouch Suite.)

  • Russia has developed its own satellite geo-positioning system, GLONASS, and the first smartphone to use that tech, instead of GPS, has been launched in Russia by operator MTS, reports Prime Tass. MTS has also just acquired Inteleca, an alternative operator based in the far-flung Siberian outpost of Alta Krai, for RUB545.8 million (US$19.2 million). (See MTS Acquires Russian Altnet and Could Russia Block Mobile Phone Imports?)

  • TeliaSonera International Carrier has made what it describes as a "significant step" into the cloud computing arena with a €1 million ($1.4 million) deal with digital content company Populis Ireland Ltd. to provide the platform for its Excite.it portal in Italy. The first platform will be managed from TIC's data center in Frankfurt. (See TeliaSonera IC Lands Cloud Deal .)

  • Finnish Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) specialist Comptel has landed a significant OSS deal at Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), where it will work with prime contractor Alcatel-Lucent. (See Comptel Lands NBN OSS Deal and AlcaLu Lands GPON Role in Australia's NBN.)

  • Irish mobile messaging and advertising platform specialist Jinny Software announced an impressive 62 percent growth in annual revenues to €16.34 million ($23.18 million) for 2010 and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €1.75 million ($2.48 million). The company attributes its growth to the formation of strategic partnerships and its investment in product development, among other things. (See Jinny Software Grows in 2010, Jinny Unveils SMS Gateway for LTE and Jinny Lands EastLink Deal.)

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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