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29 November 2012
| Kavit Majithia
UK operator Vodafone has claimed national telecoms companies are aiming to re-establish traditional monopolies in Europe in a bid to restrict fair access to high-speed networks.
Vittorio Colao, chief executive at Vodafone told the
Financial Times that Vodafone is likely to take legal action
against any remonopolisation of the sector.
He believes former monopolies still own 60-70% of the fixed
market, and his comments threaten to split the telecoms
Global insurance firm Aviva has extended its contract with Vodafone to provide a range of communications services, including cloud storage.
KDDI is investing a further £135 million in Telehouse’s data centre campus in London Docklands, UK.
Ofcom is set to review a proposed increase in costs for using airwaves to operate mobile services in the UK.
Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fibre networks to reach 900,000 homes in Portugal.
Telefónica has selected Nokia Networks to provide radio access equipment and services as part of its network upgrade to 4G across Spain.
Algérie Télécom has partnered with Nokia Networks to modernise its transport network sites with a highly flexible MPLS network.