FASTTAKES: Microsoft, Cable&Wireless, AsiaSat, Internode, Facebook, Ofcom

A US state court has barred Microsoft from selling the 2003 and 2007 versions of Microsoft Word, in an injunction ordered as part of a patent lawsuit relating to scripting language XML.
 
Cable & Wireless said it would extend its suite of Ethernet services across 31 sites in Asia, India, Europe and the US, beginning with an international Ethernet private line (IEPL) offering.
 
International Launch Services has announced the successful launch of the AsiaSat 5 satellite, which will be used to provide advances satellite services for the APAC market.
 
Australian ISP Internode has launched a Naked DSL service in Tasmania for the first time, due to the increased backhaul capacity provided by the new Basslink cable.
 
Social networking site Facebook is trialing a streamlined service called Facebook Lite for mobile and dial-up users.
 
UK regulator Ofcom has revealed that the UK has unbundled six million DSL lines and counting, making progress towards a competitive broadband market.

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Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

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

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

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