FASTTAKES: LG, Telstra, Motorola, O2, IBM, BT

Staff Writer
15 Sep 2009

The number of mobile broadband subscribers in Australia increased by 51% during the six months leading up to June, and now makes up at least 27% of the country's net connections, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

LG has announced its first handset powered by Google's Android OS, the LG-GW620, which will launch in Q4 in selected European Handsets.

Albert Gonzales, a US computer hacker accused of stealing up to 170 million credit card numbers, has plead guilty and now faces up to 25 years in jail.

Telstra has committed A$3.5 million ($3 million) towards improving telecom services in the western downs region of southern Queensland.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has givenMotorola a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award for its practice of purchasing environmentally-friendly power.

BT and O2 are expected to announce a strategic partnership for enterprise and SME customers this week, according to UK media reports. Reports claim that announcement will involve product news as well as an outsourcing deal. A BT spokesperson declined to comment.

Sybase and IBM have signed a global agreement to jointly target the mobile commerce market with both hosted and on-premise solutions in developed and emerging markets.

BT and the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University has signed a MoU for collaborative research and student development.

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