News In Brief: EC, Nokia, Velti, Orange, NSN
National European telecoms regulators have until December 31 to integrate new EC rules on radio harmonization into their own regulations. The updated directive covers the co-existence of 2G systems in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands with UMTS-based 3G, LTE and Wimax.
Nokia has updated Ovi Maps with photo-quality 3D models of major cities. A beta version of the service – available to desktop users only – currently covers Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and San Francisco.
Mobile marketing technology firm Velti has won its second contract with a major publisher, being picked by Johnston Press to supply and manage premium mobile services including SMS applications.
Orange UK has extended a deal with mobile messaging firm Blyk to cover management of its media sales program and help develop advertising revenues for its Orange Shots service.
Nokia Siemens claims to have won one of the most significant systems integration deals in Russia, with a contract to supply kit to carrier MegaFon as part of the build out of a nationwide IP mobile backhaul network.