Telefónica's Digital unit plans to launch a mobile security service for its consumer customers in Europe based on Juniper's Pulse Mobile Security Suite. The service will be available in Germany, Spain and the U.K. initially and is likely to be launched in other markets later. The service will include antivirus, anti-spyware, data backup, remote lock-and-wipe, device locate and parental control capabilities. (See Juniper Preaches Smartphone Security Services and Juniper Expands Security Suite.)
OpenCloud Ltd. says its Rhino Telecom Application Server is at the heart of a service development project in Poland, where mobile operators Orange Polska , T-Mobile and Polkomtel SA are working with third-party developers and academic institutions to come up with new apps and services to compete with those from over-the-top (OTT) players.
Russia's regulator, Roskomnadzor, has accepted all eight applications for LTE spectrum and will open the bids on July 12. The winners will be allocated capacity in the 800MHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz and 700MHz bands. For more details, see this announcement by the regulator (in Russian).
Huawei is the sole contractor for a 6 billion Kenyan Shilling (US$71.5 million) inter-city fiber network rollout in Kenya that is being funded by a loan from China, reports Business Daily Africa.