News in brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Telekom Austria, TDC, Ericsson, Cisco, Telefonica, Adobe, Deutsche Telekom
Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Web API source ProgrammableWeb, granting it access to 2,000 APIs that it will use to develop new applications and deals with content developers.
Telekom Austria tested its LTE network by placing a video call between engineers driving in Vienna and colleagues in Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
TDC’s delayed IPO is back on track and likely to happen in the autumn, eFinancialnews.com reports. The telco postponed from April after its planned merger with Orange Switzerland was blocked by regulators.
Ericsson has completed the $242 million (€197 million) acquisition of Nortel's 50% plus one share holding in the LG-Nortel telecom equipment joint venture, which will now be renamed LG-Ericsson.
Cisco said it is working with MobileAccess to deliver solution that ensures in-building mobile coverage for enterprises using their existing LAN infrastructure.
Telefonica has raised its bid for Portugal Telecom's stake in Brasilcel to €7.15 billion ahead of today’s crucial PT shareholder vote to decide whether to sell to the Spanish incumbent.
Adobe should stop squabbling with Apple over Flash and focus on generating new business for the technology among telcos, research firm Ovum believes. Analyst Tony Cripps said Adobe needs to cut its losses over Apple’s refusal to deploy Flash, and stop competing for the same customers.
Deutsche Telekom generates eight-times more revenue from cable operations than the combined total of its rivals in Germany, according to the CEO of Liberty Global, which bought second-placed cable carrier Unitymedia earlier this year. Mike Fries says the firms need more scale to compete with the incumbent, Bloomberg reports.