News In Brief: Juniper, AlcaLu, Ofcom, Arcep, Vodafone, Verizon, Nokia Siemens Networks
UK Premier League football club Fulham has rolled out a new LAN from Juniper Networks, to meet growing demand for bandwidth from its turnstiles, TV networks, and sports reporters at its London stadium.
Alcatel-Lucent and CanaLink will deploy a new 2,000 km submarine cable linking southern Spain with the Canary Islands in multi-million Euro contract due for completion 1H11. The cable will offer up to 5.12 Tbps of capacity.
Ofcom, Consumer Focus and the Communications Consumer Panel, have launched a consumer guide to the best mobile deals, which includes an online bill tracking service providing automatic analysis of monthly costs.
French telecom regulator Arcep has published its draft decision on the terms of access to France Telecom's ducts for fibre rollouts, proposing a simplified pricing model, but has extended consultation until 27 May.
US carrier Verizon Wireless is in talks with a number of smaller rural carriers to license its wireless spectrum to expedite the rollout of faster wireless broadband in remote areas.
Nokia Siemens Networks is upgrading South African carrier Cell C’s radio access and backbone network, and won a separate managed services contract with the telco. In an unrelated move, the vendor will outsource management of its Italian Radio Access division to local IT firm Value Team for three years, starting May 15.