News In Brief: Blyk, Cisco, Kabel BW, Orascom, Bezeq
Youth-focussed mobile media firm Blyk has launched a mobile advertising service in the Netherlands with Vodafone. A consumer package offering 1,000 free texts, and 1,000 Blyk-to-Blyk minutes per month, was also launched.
French cable operator Numericable has adapted Cisco’s Content Delivery System platform to offer high definition, 3D, video-on-demand. The firm is building an all-IP network and plans to launch services late this year.
Kabel BW has contracted Motorola to provide its EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology as part of its 100Mbps fibre rollout.
The Algerian government is objecting to Orascom's planned sale of its Djezzy unit, but has said it is willing to negotiate. Orascom plans to sell its African operations, including Djezzy, to MTN in a $9 billion deal.
Israeli fixed-line incumbent Bezeq said its net profit grew 5.6% in the first quarter to 642 million shekels (€132.6 million), even while landline revenue declined slightly.