FASTTAKES: Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, NBN

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Facebook has inked deal with 50 mobile operators that allows users to access its new and faster mobile site Zero for free
 
Capgemini will market and deliver Microsoft’s cloud-based communication and collaboration services, the firms announced yesterday.
 
China’s network watchdog CNCERT has warned that websites containing malicious software surged last week, reported China Daily.

Apple’s iPhone accounted for 72% of smartphones sales in Japan in the year to end-March, said Tokyo-based MM Research Institute. 
 
Australian telco Primus has launched its NBN-based fiber service in Tasmania, with contract prices starting from A$39.95 per month ($33.83), said the Australian.

Mobile local search users are tipped to reach almost 1.5 billion by 2014 as GPS functionality migrates into mass market handsets, forecasts Juniper Research. 

Commentary

5G and data center-friendly network architectures

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Rémy Pascal / Analysys Mason

The launch of 5G by South Korean operators serves as a first benchmark for other operators around the world