France Telecom seeks to sell Swiss business

Reuters

Mobile operator France Telecom (Paris, France) is putting its Swiss, Austrian and Portuguese units up for sale, which analysts say could raise as much as $2.9 billion. The announcement came as France Telecom announced second-quarter results just short of analysts' forecasts but stuck to its full-year targets.

Real Time Billing & Revenue Assurance

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Berlin:

The conference will show you how to minimise the costs of implementing real time billing and to leverage your billing data and customer intelligence to both optimise your revenue assurance strategy and to drive revenues through real time up- and cross-selling.

LTE Asia Summit 2011

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

India:

Get more from the event, with a broader scope bringing the whole communications value chain together. Enjoy and make the best out of our dedicated networking drinks time, meet the leading international vendors showcasing the products of tomorrow in the co-located exhibition. Expand your knowledge of the latest business models and strategies in the high-level conference.

The Infrastructure Summit

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

London:

By 2031, Britain’s population is expected to have grown to more than 71 million putting exceptional pressure on the country’s infrastructure.

Polish Energa to invest $2.2 billion in smart grids

Reuters

Poland's state-owned utility Energa (Gdansk, Poland) plans to spend $2.16 billion by 2015 to extend its power distribution network and introduce smart grid technology, the company said in a statement on Monday.

The utility plans to build 8,200 kilometers of new grid and modernize an additional 4,200 kilometers.

Telenor, Vodafone predicted to outperform other telecoms in Q2 results

Reuters

Telecommunication providers Telenor (Fornebu, Norway) and Vodafone (London, England) are expected by analysts to outshine their European telecom peers as the sector struggles with weak economies and forced price cuts.

Analysts are braced for a slew of poor second-quarter results, starting with Nordic operator TeliaSonera on Wednesday.

TeliaZonera reported a net income decrease of 26% year-on-year to $591 million in the second quarter of 2011. However, the company did report an organic revenue growth of 3%, which is in line with its forecast for the year.

Deutsche Telekom looks to buy Belgacom stake from government

Reuters

On Wednesday it was reported that Deutsche Telekom AG (Bonn, Germany) has expressed interest to the Belgian government in acquiring a stake in Belgacom SA (Brussels, Belgium). The Belgian government is Belgacom’s largest shareholder.

Deutsche Telekom approached the Belgian government in the first few months of the year to see if it was planning to sell part of its 53.5% stake, the Belgian French-language paper said, citing an unnamed source.

Voicemail pins major factor in phone hackings

With new phone hacking allegations against News of the World employees coming to light, questions over who is susceptible to voicemail hackings and what is being done to prevent future attacks are becoming increasingly important.

According to Sahba Kazerooni, the director of professional services at Security Compass, an information security firm, hackers are taking advantage of weak forgotten password questions.

Delivering High Speed Broadband

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Prague, Czech Republic:

Learn how to leverage your FTTH deployment to increase end-subscriber numbers and overall ARPU
Establish how to determine what your customers are willing to pay for and how to successfully sell your increased speed in order to maximise customer take-up rates

Spain holds auction for mobile licenses, hopes to generate $2 billion

Reuters

Spain kicked off its first-ever auction of mobile telecoms licenses on Wednesday in an internet contest the government hopes will generate at least $2.05 billion.

Eleven service operators applied and were granted the right to enter the auction, which is crucial in distributing enough mobile frequencies to allow operators to meet future customer demand for data use on smartphones and tablets.

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