FASTTAKES: Beatles, Ericsson, MBNL, Apple, Alca-Lu, Juniper

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Apple has struck a deal with EMI and representatives of the Beatles to start selling Beatles music on iTunes, WSJ reports
 
Ericsson has won the lion’s share of 3G network rollout contracts for India’s Aircel, being selected to deploy HSDPA in six of the carrier’s 13 circles.
 
Globe Telecom has lit up the 1.3Tbps Philippines leg of the $400m Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) at the Nasugbu cable landing station. Backers of the cable include Google, KDDI, i2i and FLAG.
 
Financial services firms are by far the largest users of Apple’s iPad tablet, accounting for almost 40% of activations, according to Good Technology. The figure beats second-placed tech firms (11.4%), and healthcare operations (10.5%). 
 
Ericsson has completed its largest network consolidation project, delivering 12,000 mobile broadband-ready base stations for MBNL, a UK joint venture between Three and Everything Everywhere.
 
Juniper Networks has unveiled its most powerful core router to handle multimedia and cloud applications. Juniper claims the T4000 is the fastest IP/MPLS router in the world, offering speeds of 240Gpbs per slot.
 
Alcatel-Lucent has won a $30m contract to lay the first submarine cable linking the Seychelles to mainland Africa.
 
Thailand's senate has passed the bill that will enable the creation of regulator NBTC, allowing the 3G licensing process to resume.

 

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