Neuf Cegetel (France) has officially bought DT' s French unit Club-Internet for about €450m, and gained some 570k ADSL users.
Free-hotspot.com and Teleprofi are partnering for building some 2000 new free hotspots in Germany by the end of 2007. Teleprofi is the network of some 600 workshops offering free WiFi access when users accept to receive advertisement.
ALU has received €37m funding from the French AFI agency, and approved by the EU Commission, to develop its DVB-SH boundless mobile TV (TMSL) technology in mobile TV.
Seven Indonesian companies will join forces to build a $1.5bn, 34,000 km fibre-optic cable network, called Palapa Ring, in the country. The project is part of the governmental effort to boost Indonesia's telecoms infrastructure to spur economic growth.
Telefonica is testing FTTx access in Sao Paolo with 4000 residential customers.