Vodafone inks first deal via Silicon Valley R&D centre; Spanish users desert Mobile TV

> Vodafone signed a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based NantWorks via its Silicon Valley R&D centre. Article

> Mobile TV subscribers in Spain dropped from 638,000 in the first quarter to 244,900 in the second quarter. Article

> Nokia named Henry Tirri as its new CTO, replacing Rich Green, who took a leave of absence from the company earlier this year but has now left Nokia. Tirri will report to CEO Stephen Elop. Release

> SFR has conducted a trail of LTE with Nokia Siemens Networks in Marseille. Article

And finally... After cows chewed through a cable in the UK, a Vodafone base station went offline. Article