News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Vodacom, Vivacell-MTS, Yahoo

Alcatel-Lucent has won a four-year carrier Ethernet deal with Taiwanese carrier FarEasTone, covering the convergence of the carrier’s current metro network with Alca-Lu’s IP/MPLS-based Ethernet infrastructure. The equipment supplier says the contract paves the way for FarEasTone to migrate to LTE in future.
Separately, the vendor unveiled a deal to supply passive optical networks to China Telecom and China Mobile.
Vodacom subsidiary Gateway Business has chosen Cisco to supply an MPLS network in Nigeria and across sub-Saharan Africa.
Yahoo’s stock fell 6% in after-hours trading after quarterly sales fell short of analysts’ estimates. Net income was $213 million (€164.9 million), up from $141 million a year ago.
Revenues from value-added services will hit $340 billion (€263 billion) in 2014, up from $200 billion in 2009, Informa Telecoms & Media predicts. The growth will be driven by emerging markets, the firm said.
Armenia's Vivacell-MTS has deployed RedKnee's virtual top-up channel, Airtime Reseller, to manage wireless trading between its resellers and subscribers
Mobile app store downloads are tipped to reach 25 billion by 2015, according to Juniper Research.

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