FASTTAKES: Nortel, Huawei, Alca-Lu, Internode, Telstra, 2degrees
Huawei has opened an LTE laboratory in Texas, USA. It will provide a demonstration platform for prospective US and Canadian customers, as well as test LTE systems before deployment.
Alcatel-Lucent has purchased UK-based content delivery network vendor Velocix for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese telecom authorities have restored SMS services and some business and government-related internet services in Xinjiang. Access was barred following ethnic riots in Urumqi on July 5 which killed nearly 200 people.
New Zealand's newest mobile operator, 2degrees, will launch on August 5.
Australian ISP Internode has purchased three high-resolution Cisco telepresence units for around A$500,000 ($413,700).
Two small Australian ISPs have accused incumbent Telstra and Optus of discouraging churn by improperly delaying the transfer of broadband customers.