FASTTAKES: IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, DoCoMo, Ofta, CMC TI, Swype

Staff writer
17 Dec 2009

IBM has built a cloud platformfor SK Telecom, the first private sector cloud center in the country. It will allow SK Telecom to offer up to 20 new services to their customers by the end of 2009.

Alcatel-Lucent research arm Bell Labs will open a facility in Seoul in cooperation with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Korea University. The facility will be called Bell Labs Seoul.

AT&T is considering the sale of its Japan outsourcing business, Reuters has reported. The unit generates about $500 million in revenue and is 15% owned by NTT.

NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu have announced the development of technologies to quickly and accurately detect "silent failures” in IP networks.

Hong Kong operators and Ofta have agreed to develop a code of practice for the charging content services delivered through SMS.

CMC Telecom Infrastructure Corp (CMC TI) has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to supply Vietnam’s first GPON solution.

Swype, a company that has developed a faster way to type text on a touchscreen, has secured $5.6 million in series B financing from Nokia Growth Partners, Samsung Ventures, and returning investor Benaroya Capital. Swype's patented technology was recently launched on its first consumer device, the Samsung Omnia II.

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