FASTTAKES: Google, LG, Time dotCom, Tele2, Alca-Lu, NSN, NEC

Staff writer
17 Nov 2010
00:00

Google Voice has finally been approved as an iPhone app. Apple’s rejection of the calling app last year sparked a US federal probe into possible abuse of its market power.

LG sold 1m units of its Optimus One Android-based smartphone in the first 40 days.

Malaysia's Time dotCom has proposed to buy three telcos – wholesale internet and backhaul provider GTC, cable operator GTL and carrier data center provider AIMS for a combined 339m ringgit ($108.3m) in cash and stock.

Tele2 and Telenor have launched commercial LTE services in four Swedish cities and plan to roll out to 200 cities in 2011.

Alcatel-Lucent has launched an SMS broadcast solution that allows governments and emergency services agencies to broadcast details of national emergencies via text.

Nokia Siemens Networks is working with Smart Wheels, a German electric car project, to boost the number of recharging points available by leveraging its knowledge of roaming, billing and authentication across multiple service providers.

Enterprise IT spending in Asia Pacific will recover from a stagnant 2009 to grow 10.6% this year as budget freezes end, Gartner predicts. The growth will continue in 2011, with spend up 7.6% to $313.3 billion, the bulk of which will go on software.

NEC has begun sales of 3G femtocells in India, and is trialing the technology with an unnamed local mobile operator.

Large scale LTE deployments in the UK won’t make financial sense until 2015, as HSDPA networks will be able to meet most demand for bandwidth, research firm Informa Telecoms & Mediapredicts.

Nine new firms have joined the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) - Aepona, Cambertech, GClue, Gemalto, Infraware, KT Innotz, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and VimpelCom.

Motorola Mobility has invested in mobile TV and VoD advertising technology developer BlackArrow.

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