FASTTAKES: Huawei, Telefonica, HP, Satyam, Windstream

Staff writer
26 Nov 2009

Telecom Italia and Huawei have launched pre-commercial trials of an LTE mobile network. The trial is taking place on 14 LTE base stations in Turin.

Telefonica has contracted Nokia Siemens to help conduct a six-month LTE trial in the Chzech Republic. Telefonica is planning around six LTE trials across Europe and Latin America.

Colocation service providers have added 154,016 square meters of new space since the beginning of 2008, an increase of 8.7%, according to TeleGeography. Half of the colo sites launched since the start of 2008 were more than 50% full by mid-2009.

China Telecom has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its WAP Gateway into an integrated WAP & Web Gateway in the Sichuan Province of southwest China.

Half of all ICT decision makers at Singapore-based firms are using or plan to implement cloud computing in the next 12 months, according to research commissioned by HP.

Satyam's accounting fraud was 40% higher than the 71.36 billion rupees ($1.5 billion) chairman Ramalinga Raju admitted to in January, Indian federal investigators said.

US fixed-line operator Windstream has arranged to buy Iowa Telecom in a transaction worth $1.1 billion. It is the operator's fourth acquisition in recent months.

Online ad network the Adconion Media Group has acquired the assets of beleaguered internet TV player Joost.

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