News In Brief: Citizens Financial, Telecom Italia, Telekom Austria, EverythingEverywhere, Lloyd's Register
US banking group Citizens Financial is trialing a virtual banking service offering remote access to its specialists via Cisco telepresence. The service is available in 16 branches in four major US markets.
Telecom Italia denies it plans to delist its Media division, following reports it was looking to sell up to 40% of the business unit.
Austrian incumbent Telekom Austria will acquire Croatia’s largest cable operator B.net for €93 million, by purchasing B.net subsidiary Vipnet. The deal is scheduled to complete in the back half of the year.
EverythingEverywhere will expand its UK retail outlets by 30 to 750 this year, as it seeks to grow its presence on the country’s high streets.
Business assurance firm Lloyd’s Register has contracted Orange to supply and manage an IP-based VPN in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Washington D.C.