News In Brief: Ericsson, Alca-Lu, Huawei , Siemens, BT, Spotify, Beringea

Ericsson is supplying an on-demand ‘catch up’ TV platform to the largest cable television operator, Com Hem.. The rollout of the new services has started, and aims to reach 500,000 subscribers by December 2009.

Alcatel-Lucent and Dutch operator OONO have launched the first GPON -based open network in The Netherlands. Alcatel-Lucent supplied the GPON technology for the network, which offers a 1Gbps connection and next generation services.
Huawei is deploying its metro ethernet solution for Telefónica Spain, enabling the carrier to provide multi-play services on a converged network.
Siemens has selected BT to install and operate Siemens Enterprise Communications’ global corporate data network. The deal includes wireless internet access for 10,000 users.
BT has completed the rollout of an ultra-low latency network for Chi-X Europe, operator of Europe’s largest multilateral trading facility.
Music streaming service Spotify has gone mobile, launching apps for the iPhone and the Android platform. The Spotify App is available to Spotify premium subscribers in the UK, Sweden, Spain, France and Norway. 
UK tech startup fund Beringea will receive €22.7 million in UK government funding, and a further €11 million from private investors, targeting digital media startups with investments of up to €2.27 million. Beringea is one of two new government backed Enterprise Capital Funds.